Win a Family FIshing Trip
Cast your vote in America’s Top Family Fishing and Boating Spots Sweepstakes!TakeMeFishing.org is on a mission to identify this year’s Top 100 Family-Friendly Spots for Fishing and Boating and they need your help.Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) announced this week the return of its popular America's Top Family Fishing and Boating Spots Instant Win and Sweepstakes. Consumers are being asked to vote for their favorite family-friendly fishing and boating spots across the country and will be entered to win an instant prize of a Take Me Fishing™ backpack and one lucky grand prize winner will receive their own memory-making experience from Take Me Fishing™: a three-night, four-day stay for four at the Walt Disney World ® Resort, including a Guided Fishing Excursion. The Sweepstakes, back for its third consecutive year includes new features, such as a Spanish-language version, mobile-friendly components and a broadened list of locations to vote for. As part of RBFF's Take Me Fishing and Vamos A Pescar™ campaigns, the Sweepstakes ultimate goal is to increase awareness of the great family-friendly places across the country and get more families out on the water fishing and boating. This year's Sweepstakes includes several National Parks like the Everglades, which ranked No. 1 on the 2015 Top Places list . Offering more than 310 pre-selected family-friendly parks from across the U.S., entrants can vote daily for the three parks they feel offer the best fishing and boating experience based on family amenities, location and the likeliness to catch a fish or enjoy a day on the water. The Sweepstakes voting duration is six weeks-long, ending on March 27, 2016 at 11:59pm EST. The parks with the most votes will make the list of the 2016 America's Top 100 Family Fishing and Boating Spots, which will be released during National Fishing and Boating Week from June 4 - 12, 2016 and promoted throughout the summer. Enter here. Read more boating news like this. Visit DailyBoater.com Get FREE boating news sent to your inbox, daily. Subscribe now.
Winter Boat Shows and You
It's that time of year again. You know it if you live near the Great Lakes, or in New England, or the Pacific Northwest. It's been too long since you've been on the water. It's way too cold to boat in many parts of North America, but you can get a little taste for boating season by attending a winter boat show!New England, New York, Seattle, Toronto, Chicago... Have you been to a show recently? If so, tell us about it - were the boats bigger this year than in recent years? What about the price tags? Did you buy a boat, or do you plan to soon?We want to hear from you - please comment below... Read more boating news like this. Visit DailyBoater.com Get FREE boating news sent to your inbox, daily. Subscribe now.
The 2015 Norwalk Boat Show
THIS WEEKEND: Visit the 2015 Norwalk Boat Show…Courtesy of our regional publication, NortheastBoater.com:It's time to make your plans to attend the 2015 Norwalk Boat Show – September 24 – 27, 2015 in Norwalk, Connecticut. We love this first fall show of the year for a lot of reasons, and you will too. It is one of the Northeast’s most popular in-water boat shows and the last in-water boat show in New England of the year!The Norwalk Boat Show is produced by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), the world’s largest producer of boat shows and the leading association representing the recreational boating industry. In fact, the Norwalk Boat Show is the only in-water boat show that the NMMA runs in New England all year long, and one that you will not want to miss. In addition to the NMMA connection, there are several other reasons that Norwalk is one of our favorite boat shows. Just the right sizeThe Norwalk Boat Show is big enough to easily spend a half day walking around the boats in the water and on land, as well as all the boat accessory tents. In fact, it looks like they added another vendor tent this year. If you go to some of the seminars or test drive a boat, you can stretch the show out all day, yet it is also manageable enough to do the whole show in just a few hours. Saves you moneyAdmission is $15 at the gate, or $13 if you buy tickets by 9/23 at the show website. Parking is only $10 at Calf Pasture Beach (Drive PAST the boat show entrance to get to the best parking lot). And get this: the boat show has partnered with the Port Jeff Water Taxi, and with Uber, to make getting to the Norwalk Boat Show as easy as possible without driving over expensive toll bridges and paying an arm and a leg for parking. Free Boating EducationThe Annapolis School of Seamanship is offering FREE boating education at the Norwalk Boat Show, where experts will share their expertise on a variety of boating topics. There are also several other free and fee-based opportunities right at the boat show where you can learn to improve your boat handling skills, troubleshoot and repair your boat, get your captain’s license, make docking less stressful, and more. One of the newest features is a Towed Watersports Workshop, where adults and junior boaters (aged 10 and up) can learn boat handling skills and best practices for tubing, skiing and other towed watersports to maximize both fun and safety. Information about all the opportunities to learn more about boating can be found at http://www.boatshownorwalk.com/. So what are you waiting for?The 2015 Norwalk Boat Show is open from 10am to 6pm daily, this Thursday through Sunday, September 24–27, 2015. It’s right next to Calf Pasture Beach at Norwalk Cove Marina in East Norwalk, CT. For more information or to reserve your tickets online, visit www.BoatShowNorwalk.com. Read more boating news like this. Visit DailyBoater.com Get FREE boating news sent to your inbox, daily. Subscribe now.
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