RBFF, Offshore Sailing School recognized


The International Academy of the Visual Arts recognized the Take Me Fishing campaign's website, TakeMeFishing.org, with multiple Davey Awards for creative excellence by a small firm, agency or company.

The website's homepage won the 2010 Gold Davey Award. The entire website and its online community, Fishington, won several Silver Awards.

"We're excited to have the quality of TakeMeFishing.org recognized by IAVA," RBFF president and CEO Frank Peterson said in a statement. "We know that the website's creativity is a powerful tool for engaging people in boating and fishing and we're proud of it. Because of RBFF's focus on youth, we are particularly pleased that the website received special honors in the education category."

Click here for the full release.

* * *

A feature on the Offshore Sailing School by Dave Caldwell, which appeared in the June 18 Fine Arts Weekend section of The New York Times, received the Gold Award in the Hotel Sales & Marketing Association International's Adrian Awards, which will be presented Jan. 31 in New York City.

The story is about the Gonzalez family, of Chatham, N.J., which took an Offshore Sailing School "Learn to Sail" course at the school's Liberty Landing Marina campus in Jersey City, N.J.

Click here for the full release.


‘We’ve been working our butts off’

With his boatbuilding pedigree, 28-year-old Philip Faulkner launched Avid Boats in just six months. The startup has a facility, financial backing, boats on the line and big plans going forward.