Tag Archives: boating safety

TowBoatUS opens Comox location

Local charter fishing guide Capt. Peter Mathews, who as child grew up working in the region’s nascent sailing charter industry, says he cannot remember not being on the water. The Canadian Coast Guard-licensed Mathews is now owner of Vancouver Island-based TowBoatUS Comox, bringing 24-hour on-water towing and assistance to recreational boaters and anglers in the northern Georgia Strait. This brings ...

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Water Sports Foundation launches “National Boating Safety Media Center”

WSF launches media center

As part of a U.S. Coast Guard Boating Safety Outreach Grant, the Water Sports Foundation (WSF) has just completed the first phase and launch of its new “National Boating Safety Media Center,” which is designed to facilitate and support the work of journalists assigned to cover boating safety topics.  Housed within a dedicated section on the Water Sports Foundation’s new website (www.watersportsfoundation.com/media/), ...

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USCG Boating Safety Spring Circular now available

U.S. Coast Guard boating safety logo

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) has released the Spring 2021 edition of their Boating Safety Circular (BSC). Click here to view the Spring ediiton on the USCG website. The contents of this BSC edition include: Recreational Boating Product Assurance Branch Hiring AnnouncementPersonnel Changes AnnouncementsNew Engine Cut-Off Switch Law AnnouncementFuel Tank & Fuel System Test RequirementsWhen the USCG Buys Your BoatCalendar of EventsBoating Safety ...

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Sea Tow Foundation accepting applications for life jacket loaner stations

Sea Tow Life Jacket Loaner Station

The Sea Tow Foundation – a nationwide nonprofit organization dedicated to spreading awareness of safe boating practices – has announced that those passionate about boating and saving lives through life jacket use, can apply to host a loaner station, or restock one in their community.  As part of a grant administered through the U.S. Coast Guard’s Sport Fish Restoration & ...

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Brunswick Corporation expands access to on-water safety training

Brunswick launches BoatClas boat safety training

Brunswick Corporation announced the launch of BoatClass, an immersive on-water training program designed to teach boating safety and assist boaters in gaining confidence on the water.   “Safety is the number one priority for all boaters on the water and BoatClass provides an opportunity for new and seasoned boaters to receive world-class training and learn the necessary skills to make ...

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Garmin acquires GEOS Worldwide

Garmin logo

Garmin International and Garmin Services, units of Garmin Ltd., announced the acquisition of substantially all the assets of GEOS Worldwide Limited and its subsidiaries. A privately held, industry leading provider of emergency monitoring and incident response services, GEOS Worldwide operates the International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC), the nerve center for SOS rescue efforts triggered by Garmin’s inReach personal satellite ...

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Supporting boating safety on GivingTuesday

BoatUS Giving Tuesday

GivingTuesday, the annual global movement that encourages people to do good, will again take place on December 1. For boaters wishing to make boating safer and waters cleaner, donating to the BoatUS Foundation’s “B.O.A.T. – Bring On Another Thousand” Giving Tuesday fundraiser helps makes boating better for all recreational boaters. “While we aren’t asking for $1,000 from a single person, we are ...

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Sea Tow Foundation accepting Life Jacket Loaner Station applications

The Sea Tow Foundation – a nationwide nonprofit organization dedicated to spreading awareness of safe boating practices – has announced that those passionate about boating and saving lives through life jacket use, can apply to host a loaner station, or restock one in their community. As part of a grant administered through the U.S. Coast Guard’s Sport Fish Restoration & Boating Trust ...

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Water Sports Foundation welcomes new content director

Jeff Moag

The Water Sports Foundation welcomes outdoor writer and editor Jeff Moag as its new content director, with responsibility for managing the non-profit’s media campaigns promoting safe boating and paddling. Moag will also oversee development of a new website and expanded social-media presence for the leading boating-safety foundation established in 2004. Moag was editor-in-chief of Canoe & Kayak magazine for eight ...

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2020 Operation Dry Water award winners announced

Operation Dry Water

The Operation Dry Water Awards Program recognizes law enforcement officers and agencies that are making a positive impact on the recreational boating community through the deterrence of boating under the influence (BUI). These law enforcement officers and agencies participate in the national Operation Dry Water campaign and make a difference in recreational boating safety by raising awareness about the dangers of boating under ...

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