You’re invited! Speaker Series – Sandra and Chris from Go Thataway

Chris Newton and Sandra Burkholder

Feb 8, 2024

Join YouTubers Chris Newton and Sandra Burkholder, who graduated from our Boating 2/3 course in 2022, as they do the Loop and share practical tips on boating in US waters.

Thursday, Feburary 22nd 2024 at 7:00 p.m.

Chris and Sandra started America’s Great Loop in July 2023, departing from Midland, Ontario. Join them as they share how much they’ve enjoyed navigating about half of the 6,000 miles of North America’s inland waterways. In addition, they share legal responsibilities unique to Canadians entering the US on a boat, from the basics of immigration and taxation for the humans aboard, and the paperwork and regulations the US requires for recreational marine vessels.

Chris and Sandra have a history of meandering off the beaten path in life. They built the first permitted earthship in BC in 2012- a house built of used tires and pop cans. At the same time they converted a van to run on waste vegetable oil and did a land version of America’s Great Loop.

Buying a boat and undertaking a year long adventure along the 6,000 miles of North America’s inland waterways, didn’t surprise any of their family and friends! Chris is an engineer and Sandra has experience in journalism, communications and business consulting.

To join us, just click on the link below.

Speaker Series – Go Thataway – February 22, 2024
Feb 22, 2024, 7:00 – 8:30 PM EST

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