WHAT:
The 28th Annual Greater Springfield Garage Sale & Marketplace is just around the corner, April 17-18, 2021, in Springfield, Missouri. The original Garage Sale, a bargain hunter’s paradise, will be packed with a wide array of booths, offering a vast selection of items. Shoppers won’t want to miss the opportunity to purchase these special Garage Sale items and hunt for a great variety of unique finds all in one place. The Garage Sale is a great place to find antiques and collectibles, jewelry, new and used clothing, arts and crafts, furniture and more.

WHEN:
Saturday, April 17      9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 18        10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

WHERE:
Ozark Empire Fairgrounds | E*Plex
3001 North Grant Ave.  | Springfield, MO, 65803

GET A BOOTH:
Booth Space is available at a cost of $100 per 10’ x 10’ space. Corner Spaces: $110 per 10’10’ space. For the first time ever, booth space can be booked online through the all-new Live Floor Plan at GarageSaleandMarketplace.com.

TICKETS:
Save time and money when purchasing tickets in advance online at GarageSaleandMarketplace.com.

Online Ticket Prices (Through April 16, 2021)
1-Day Ticket (ages 12+)- $4
2-Day Ticket (ages 12+)- $6

Ticket Prices Online & At the Door (April 17 & 18, 2021)
1-Day Ticket (ages 12+)- $5
2-Day Ticket (ages 12+)- $7

INFO:                        
For more information, visit GarageSaleandMarketplace.com

WISCONSIN DELLS, Wisc.  (March 23, 2021) — The Wisconsin Open Season Sportsman’s Expo brings the Outdoor community together this weekend at Kalahari Resorts & Conventions in the Wisconsin Dells, March 26-28.

The Open Season Sportsman’s Expo is the former Outdoor Life/Field Stream Expo in Madison, which due to COVID restrictions in Madison and Dane County had to be moved.

Attendees can expedite show entry, save money and enjoy a contactless transaction by purchasing advance tickets online at openseasonsportsmansexpo.com. Kids, ages 12-under are free and parking is FREE at Kalahari Resorts & Conventions.

The Wisconsin Expo features the latest products, gear and equipment for hunting, fishing and outdoor enthusiasts. Attendees will have the chance to meet industry insiders, attend educational seminars and demonstrations, test out the newest products, shop for show special deals and even bring their deer to have it scored. Attendees can also enter to win door prizes all weekend.

One of the highlights of the Expo will be Travis “T-Bone” Turner of Bone Collector on the Outdoor Channel. Turner will be hosting a Deer Hunting seminar all three days, with an in-depth Q&A session as part of the presentations.

The Outdoor Heritage Education Center (OHEC) will have their ‘Touch of the Wild’ trailers and ‘Mammals of Wisconsin’ touch tables on display. The exhibits include dozens of mounted animals, furs and feathers, from Wisconsin and elsewhere. Attendees can touch a life-size wolf, tiger, bear, coyote, beaver, otter, fish and many other wildlife species.

Byron Ferguson’s always popular Trick Shot Archery Show, will be held once on Friday, twice on Saturday and once on Sunday. Also part of the Seminar Series will be Chef Jean-Paul Bourgeois, with wild game cooking demonstrations.

Jason Clark of Southeastern Reptile Rescue, features an entertaining and educational snake show, while Jason Caldwell from Raptors Up Close will have his birds of prey on display and host seminars each day.

Alan Probst will be chatting about Trapping, while Eddie Salter will be discussing turkeys. Randy Flannery will be speaking about the time honored tradition of tracking and stalking of whitetail deer, while Tom Mesnard, will chat about hunting land management.

On Saturday only, Jared Scheffler will be hosting a seminar on public land whitetail hunting, with Laurie Seale hosting one on CWD facts and current research.

New this year, Open Season Sportsman’s Expo Merchandise is also available for purchase online when buying tickets or on-site at the Expo. All online orders MUST be picked up at the Expo.

For more information, visit openseasonsportsmansexpo.com.

The Wisconsin Open Season Sportsman’s Expo is sponsored by: Budweiser, Wisconsin RV World, Toys for Trucks, Mad City Windows, Bowhunters United, “Try Before You Buy” Shooting Lanes Sponsor and U.S. LawShield, sponsor of the Seminar Series.
 

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San Diego, Calif., March 20, 2021 — The complete Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta San Diego roster took to the waters off San Diego today for a mix of fleet and distance racing, including the inaugural North Sails Doublehanded Distance Race. 

A new element to the NOOD Regatta series, the doublehanded race sent nine two-person teams on boats ranging from 28- to 48-feet around a 30-mile long course spanning San Diego Bay and offshore near Point Loma, rounding virtual and navigational marks. 

Tim Forderer and his teammate Christopher Dalton, on HolyToledo West, earned the top spot. HolyToledo West was one of four Hobie 33s in the fleet. The Hobie 33s have long been a favorite boat for distance racing, and Forderer has sailed the lightweight, planing sportboat since he stepped on board Hull No. 1—named Holy Toledo—in the 1980s. Forderer now owns HolyToledo West, which is hull No. 3. “It’s super sentimental for me to race this boat,” he says.” 

He credits COVID restrictions for elevating his appreciation for the boat, having spent much of last year singlehanding it around the San Diego area. He teamed up with Dalton for today’s distance race and the two had an “absolute blast, even if conditions didn’t quite live up to the boat’s potential.”

Kyle Vanderspek, on the Hobie 33 Aloha, also enjoyed the new doublehanded format. “We had a good start, and the lighter conditions gave us a chance to get in the groove of doublehanded sailing, which we don’t do a lot of here in SoCal,” said Vanderspek, who finished third overall.  

“Upwind, we struggled a bit, and we watched HolyToledo West extend their lead on the rest of the Hobies,” Vanderspek said. “Then, they even overtook the Santa Cruz 37, which was great to see. Overall, it was a sunny day, nice and relaxing. What more can you ask for?” 

The Ocean Course hosted the Etchells, J/105s, Beneteau 36.7s and 40.7s for three races in four to 10 knots of wind, with the added challenge of an unexpected large ocean swell.

Argyle Campbell and his Rock On team are currently leading the 19-boat Etchells fleet. According to Campbell, racing on the same course with the larger 40-foot boats of the other fleets presents yet another challenge for the smaller Etchells, for better or worse. “You can hear some of the other teams grousing a bit about sailing with the larger boats — and I could even hear it on board our boat a little bit,” Campbell said.

“That is, until the last race when we were in third place, and the first two boats got blanketed by a 40.7. We sailed right by them to win the race, and all the grousing on board our boat just kind of stopped,” he said with a laugh.  

A familiar name topping the Beneteau 36.7 scoreboard is local champion Chick Pyle and the Kea crew, which began the regatta with three first places today. Pyle has been racing Beneteau 36.7s for almost 20 years, and he attributes Kea’s success to its longtime, loyal and talented crew, who essentially help “drag him around the course.”He also enjoyed welcoming a new crew on board—former America’s Cup sailor and current San Diego YC Commodore Bill Campbell—who Pyle calls a special guest star tactician.

On the South Bay circle, the J/24s joined the International 14s, Viper 640s and 29ers and F18 catamarans. Longtime catamaran sailor and boat designer Pete Melvin quickly established his lead in the F18s, sailing with his son James.

In the five-strong J/24 fleet, four San Diego teams welcomed first-time NOOD competitor Brian Dolan and his Calamity team from Tucson, Ariz. Dolan currently sits in third place behind leaders Christian Seidel on Cygnet 2, and William Ramacciotti on Greenback Boogie, in first and second place respectively.

The Vipers, International 14s and 29ers have now completed between six to eight races, with Geoff Faudy’s Boomslang, Kris Bundy’s I-14 and Ian Nyenhuis’s 994 continuing to lead their respective fleets. 

Racing concludes tomorrow and the overall winner will be selected to represent San Diego at the Helly Hansen NOOD Caribbean Championship.

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For more information on the NOOD events, visit sailingworld.com/nood-regattas.
For comprehensive results, visityachtscoring.com.

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About the National Offshore One Design Regattas
The National Offshore One-Design (NOOD) Regattas are the largest sailing regatta series in North America. Founded in 1988 by Sailing World, the NOODs, showcasing five or more events every year, have grown to become the largest and most popular sailing regatta series in the United States The NOOD Regattas are recognized as officially sanctioned US SAILING events and sponsored by Helly Hansen, Mount Gay Rum, North Sails, Torqeedo, Sunsail, Regatta Craft Mixers, and Anchor Brewing.
 
About Sailing World
Sailing World connects the community of racing sailors through words, images and shared experiences. Across its many channels, it explores the sailor’s passion and showcases the lifestyle, destinations and technology. It links knowledge-hungry participants to the sport’s top experts, providing unrivaled instructional content.
 
About Helly Hansen
Founded in Norway in 1877, Helly Hansen continues to develop professional-grade apparel that helps people stay and feel alive. Through insights drawn from living and working in the world’s harshest environments, the company has developed a long list of first-to-market innovations, including the first supple waterproof fabrics almost 140 years ago. Other breakthroughs include the first fleece fabrics in the 1960s, the first technical base layers in the 1970s, made with Lifa® Stay Dry Technology, and today’s award winning and patented H2Flow® temperature regulating system.
 
Helly Hansen is a leader in both technical sailing and performance ski apparel. Its ski uniforms are worn and trusted by more than 50,000 professionals and can be found on Olympians, National Teams, and at more than 200 ski resorts and mountain guiding operations around the world.
 
Helly Hansen’s outerwear, base layers, sportswear and footwear are sold in more than 40 countries and trusted by outdoor professionals and enthusiasts around the world. To learn more about Helly Hansen’s latest collections, visit http://www.hellyhansen.com.

At the annual Boating Writer’s International Awards, Boating took away six awards, most notably completely sweeping the ”Boating Video” category.

In the Boating Videos category, Boating earned First, Second and Third places, plus a Merit Award. For the Boat Tests category, Boating garnered Second Place. In the print-web category of Seamanship Rescue and Safety, boating scored a Third Place prize.

“I am proud and fortunate to work with these award-winning pros,” said Boating Editor-in-Chief, Kevin Falvey. “My respect to them, and my great thanks and kudos to the support staff – those behind the faces and bylines, the videographers, editors, producers, and art directors – who helped these winners achieve greatness and helped further Boating’s leadership position at the forefront of marine enthusiast media.”

Randy Vance, BoatingLAB Director, prolific video producer and presenter for Boating commented on his win:

“Video is the fastest, perhaps the only, growing form of media in the world, today. Participating in it is a rewarding challenge in team work. While writers are solely responsible for crafting their story, video writer/hosts’ projects succeed only with the team work of screen editors and videographers who share the vision of the presenter’s story. Editors and videographers can, and usually do, have equal impact on the story created for the audience.”

This award is the result of contributions by Bonnier Production Manager and videographer Shalley Chapman, staff editor Kenneth Johnson and lead videographer, freelancer Luke Yong Falvey, who’s also Editorial Director of Bonnier’s Boating and Watersports titles, cited the sweep of the video category as significant. “We’ve worked hard to evolve as a media brand. Boating’s team creates compelling and engaging content on all platforms including print, web, social media and video. These wins validate that evolution.”

Interestingly, while Boating produces some 200 videos per year covering a range of topics from boat reviews to how-to, two of the award-winning videos concerned boating safety, and in fact, were produced under a grant from the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund, administered by the U.S. Coast Guard.

Links to Boating’s award winning content:Boating Video

First Place, Randy Vance: ”Deep Impact: BUI Touches Law Enforcement”

Second Place, Jeff Hemel: “Sea-Doo Lifestyle”

Third Place, Jeff Hemel: “PWC Safety”

Merit Award, Randy Vance: “Blackfin Boats Factory Tour”

Boat Tests

Second Place, Chris Caswell, Boat Tests: “Marquis 42”

Seamanship Rescue and Safety

Third Place, Chris Caswell: “Conception Tragedy”

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