Sports & Recreation

Freedom Boat Club Sponsors to help save the Light Boat Parade

Freedom Boat Club Sponsors to help save the Light Boat Parade

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - This year's Jacksonville Light Parade will be held Nov. 24 at 7 p.m. in partnership with private organizations and local supporters, similar to the 2011 event, the city announced Friday.

Fun Day on the Water Planned for Grieving Kids

Fun Day on the Water Planned for Grieving Kids

The Freedom Boat Club operates under a simple philosophy: Boating should be fun, relaxing and hassle-free. Now the world’s largest members-only boating club wants to share the joy of boating with some who would otherwise not get the chance.

No excuses; Get Outdoors Florida!

 

School is out! All across Florida, students looking for summer activities. No wonder so many national programs highlight the fun of getting outdoors. June has the most daylight hours and the longest day of the year, providing plenty of opportunity for families and friends to enjoy nature and each other.

FWC reminds boaters to boat smart, safely

 

Because Memorial Day weekend, which kicks off summer activities, is right around the corner, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) reminds all boaters in Florida to rededicate themselves to boating safely.

Good times in the boat for local kids

Good times in the boat for local kids

 JACKSONVILLE -- The Freedom Boat Club operates under a simple philosophy: Boating should be fun, relaxing and hassle-free. Now the world’s largest members-only boating club wants to share the joy of boating with some who otherwise, may not have the opportunity.

3rd Annual Spring-4-A-Cure Relay slated for March 24

3rd Annual Spring-4-A-Cure Relay slated for March 24

This year’s Spring 4-A-Cure 5K Walk/Run will be held on Saturday, March 24, beginning at 8:30 a.m. The race will begin and end at the St. Augustine Shores Riverview Club.

All proceeds from entry fees will be donated to the American Cancer Society. The race is being sponsored by the Mason Manatee Relay for Life team.

Awards will be given to the overall female and male winners. Recognition will also be given to the top three finishers in various age categories. Ample parking will be provided for all participants.

The course is scenic, safe, well marked, and has drink stations. You can preregister online by going to http://www.racesmith.com/races/Spring-4-A-Cure5K.html.

Mail-in registration forms are also available online by going to http://www.racesmith.com/brochures/Spring-4-A-Cure5K2012.pdf.

Coast Guard Auxiliary offers boating safety classes

Spring is just around the corner and now is a great time to refresh your boating skills by taking a boating safety class. Florida law requires boat and personal watercraft operators born on or after January 1, 1988 to pass an approved boating safety course and carry photo identification along with their Florida Boating Safety Education Identification Card if they operate any boat or PWC with a 10 hp motor or larger. The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary specializes in providing one day boating safety education classes for preparation and testing to obtain your Florida Boating Education Identification Card. You will learn skills from experienced boaters who have a passion for boating safely. Classes are conveniently held in various locations in the Jacksonville area including Mandarin, Arlington, Jacksonville Beach, Fernandina Beach, Green Cove Springs and St. Augustine. Upcoming dates include February 11, 18, and 25.