This is a guest post by professional basketball player, Ronny Turiaf.
Ronny Turiaf and the Discover Boating team at the Progressive Insurance Chicago In-Water Boat Show
Growing up with paradise-like surroundings, blazing sun and the famous Caribbean trade winds provided me the perfect dream destination recipe. I didn’t realize it at the time, but I was fortunate enough to grow up surrounded by water throughout my childhood and early teenage years. Looking back, I now realize there is nothing better than being on the water. Continue reading
Boating on a calm lake away from the hustle and bustle of city life can be very relaxing but there is something special about boating in the middle of a big city. Cities like Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle and New York City are perfect examples of this. If you live in New York and you’re looking to get started in boating, see how our friends Rosanna and Greg at Good Day New York did at waterskiing in Sag Harbor, then check out our five tips for starting your own journey.
Did you know July tallies the largest total number of daylight hours? Perhaps that’s why it’s been designated as UV Safety Awareness Month.
While you’re no doubt aware of the risks of overexposure to the sun—sunburn, premature aging, eye damage and worse—did you know that being on the water can increase your exposure to the sun? Surfaces that reflect light also reflect the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays. As a result, on a boat you need to be aware not only of the sun’s direct rays, but also its reflection from the water and deck of your boat. Continue reading
Muskoka In-Water Boat Show and Rib Fest, July 25 – 27.
We are now in July and boating season is in full swing! Once again, we’ve rounded up the most popular boating activities in and around the country for this month. Have a great long weekend and, as always, if we’ve missed any of your favorite events, be sure to let us know in the comments. Continue reading
The fourth of July holiday weekend is only a week away and there isn’t a better place to enjoy fireworks than on a boat with friends and family. We’ve assembled a list of some of the most popular spots across the country for boaters to celebrate Independence Day on-water.
Navy Pier offers a great fireworks display which is choreographed to music that will light up the Chicago night sky. If you don’t have your own boat, you can still enjoy the show aboard one of the many cruises offered at Navy Pier (Navy Pier, 9:30 pm) Continue reading