Learning how to properly drive a boat is invaluable and something you will never regret. Join us on the water and learn from professionals how to take control of the wheel and dock stress-free. Space is limited.
Carly has worked in the family business, Buckeye Marine, for over 20 years, starting with washing boats and counting worms, working her way up through the ranks as receptionist, then moved to the service department as parts and service writer, then into sales and administration as web-site manager, customer satisfaction coordinator, boat show coordinator/ marketing assistant marketing manager and to her current position as operations manager that she has held since 2014.
Carly is also a certified Boating Safety Instructor through the Canadian Yachting Association, teaching boating safety and proficiency courses, both in class sessions and on-the-water. Although Buckeye specialize in women’s boating education, she also teaches children and boaters of all ages and genders, in all types of watercraft and power configurations. Carly also holds a certification to instruct Pleasure Craft Operators Courses and is very active in the boating industry serving on several boards and committees.
Carly lives on the water in her hometown of Bobcaygeon where she and her husband are raising their young family.
Jamie Barnes has spent her life both in boats and behind boats. At the age of 9 she began her waterski career in the famous Cleveland’s House Waterski Show. Her show ski career spanned more than two decades. In addition to being a key skier in the shows she was also one of the primary boat drivers. Traditionally show ski driving is a very male dominated role, but Jamie’s skills and confidence shone through. Jamie also managed a mobile water ski school. She patiently taught hundreds of kids and parents every summer in Muskoka.
Seeing how many mom’s and sisters avoided being behind the wheel of their family boat motivated her to a solution. Her independence, patience and girl-power led her to form Women on the Water in 2003 – dedicated to one-on-one boat driving instruction, specifically directed to helping women learn to boat with confidence.
Sponsored by Princecraft, Torqeedo & Grand Marine.