We have written in the past about a company called Offshore Passage Opportunities. They offer sailing opportunities on boats being moved from one location to another. OPO is a crew networking organization whose niche is offering offshore sailing opportunities to its members. Over 2000 people have joined and sailed offshore through OPO since 1993.Read more: Offshore Passage Opportunities
If you weren’t able to make your way to the Newport Boat Show, maybe the next best thing is being held on Sept 22nd through Sept. 25th. The Norwalk in-the-water boat show held each year at the Norwalk Cove Marina located at 48 Calf Pasture Beach Rd. E. Norwich Ct.
This show has continued to grow and this year the show may be the best ever. This year check out the New Luxury Yacht Showcase featuring 70 boats over 40’. Over 2000’ feet of fishing boats and center consoles. In addition, the on land exhibits continue to grow including tent loads of booths containing everything from nautical gifts to marine engines and the latest in electronics.
Tickets for adults are $15.00 and you can save $2.00 if you buy online before Sept 21st. For more information on the event visit their web site at www.boatshownorwalk.com
For those history buffs amongst us, the New York State Thruway Authority in conjunction with the New York State Canal Corporation announced today the completion of the Port Byron Old Erie Canal Heritage Park. The park will be an attraction for Erie Canal enthusiasts and upstate tourists interested in the history of the Canal and its impact on the economic and commercial development of both New York and the United States.
The Canal Society of New York State has been spearheading the construction of this park for more than 10 years. The 9.6-million-dollar park is the first facility of its kind to offer access directly from the New York State Thruway to a historic site.Read more: Port Bryron Old Erie Canal Heritage Park
Looking for something to do on this last weekend of Summer, then don't miss the Lake George In The Water Boat show to be held on Sept. 17th & 18th in the Village of Lake George on Beach Rd and in the water. Some of the dealers who will be in attendance are
Boats by George
E.R. Smith & Sons
Halls Boat Corporation
Pilot Know Marine
Yankee Boating Center
Festival scheduled for Sat. Sept. 10th and Sunday Sept. 11th, from noon until 5:00 pm under two venue’s at Montauk Marine Basin located at 426 West Lake Drive and on the lawn at 543 West Lake Drive. Along with food and beverage options the festival is full of music and family entertainment with friendly fun and crafts.
There’s a $2.00 entrance fee for those over 12 years old. The fee enters you into a prize raffle and entitles you to a free ferry ride between tents. This event is a fundraiser for Montauk's Friends of Erin and the Kiwanis Club of East Hampton.
Looking for another great waterfront event this coming weekend, take a look at the Montauk Seafood If you’re coming by boat look for transient docking space at any of the Marinas in Montauk