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At the halfway point of the fair, boot Düsseldorf 2020 is fully on course. CEO Werner Matthias Dornscheidt: “We are riding on a real wave of success. The atmosphere in the 17 boot halls is excellent.” Boats, sailing and super yachts will delight visitors in Halls 1 to 6 and 15 to 17, while hands-on activities such as surfing, SUP (both in Hall 8a), diving (Halls 11 and 12), paddling (Hall 14) and sailing (Hall 15) will be major attractions for the young and young-at-heart. By the middle of the week, halfway through the boot, 125,000 water sports enthusiasts had…

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The presentation of the third “ocean tribute” Award was celebrated with a (ocean) roaring party on the evening of 20 January at the blue motion night in Hall 6. The “Sea Women of Melanesia” were delighted to win this year’s award, which is endowed with 20,000 euros – provided by the Prince Albert II Foundation and boot Düsseldorf. In this project, young, committed Melanesian women from the states of Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Fiji and Vanuatu are specially trained to establish marine protection zones around the unique, largest contiguous coral reefs in the world. An international team of marine…

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When the first boot of the forthcoming decade starts on 18. January with the sounding of the official bell – the acoustic signal that indicates watches in the seafaring community – an unprecedented presentation of the water sports world will begin. Anything is possible at the trade fair that guarantees a 360° water sports experience – from sailing, motorboating, surfing, diving and fishing to simply relaxing by the water or arranging the holiday you have always wanted to enjoy. In Central Europe and in January, when it is wet and cold outside. boot offers maximum maritime flair for everyone who…

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Photo Credit: Wikipedia Lion’s Head is a town within the Northern Bruce Peninsula Municipality, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada. Located between Owen Sound and Tobermory at the midway point of the Bruce Peninsula, Lion’s Head is just east of Ferndale. Lion’s Head is located near the 45th parallel north, halfway between the Equator and the North Pole. The calcareous rock formations make it a scenic area for canoeing, kayaking, Bruce Trail biking, rock climbing, scuba diving and car visiting the marina-lookout, and is a well traveled holiday destination on the coast of Georgian Bay. Lions Head was the home of the Lions…

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Hello Fellow Divers & History interested people …… Following Scarborough Underwater Club Inc’s January 15 7:30pm meeting at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre, we will have a special presentation by Bil Thuma, a Geophysicist. A graduate of Michigan Technological University, specializing in RADAR ground penetration, Bil has been involved in ground and underwater searches throughout the world and has been instrumental in locating historically significant aircraft on three continents. A flight of U.S. military aircraft from WWII that had landed on the Greenland ice 60 years earlier was found more than 200 feet below the ice in 1992. This…

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The Maritime Museum of British Columbia is now accepting nominations for the 2020 SS Beaver Medals, an annual award that recognizes outstanding achievements in B.C.’s marine sector. The deadline for nominations is May 22, 2020.   Nominations are encouraged for individuals who have made noteworthy contributions to our Province’s marine interests, including but not limited to: science, technology, business, applications of maritime skills, nautical heritage and culture, and academic offerings. An award is also made to recognize a noteworthy organization, vessel or technological project. “The marine sector generates roughly 8 percent of B.C.’s GDP and this involves a wide span of activities. The Maritime…

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