Tag Archives: boating safety

TowBoatUS returns to Lake Murray under new ownership

After a nearly three-year hiatus, TowBoatUS Lake Murray has reopened under new ownership. Rick Kahn, a lifelong boater, U.S. Power Squadrons member, Mechanical Engineer, and former IT consultant, has taken the helm of the 24/7 on-water towing and assistance service for recreational boaters. The company recently provided towing assistance to student anglers during two days of competition at the BoatUS National Collegiate Bass ...

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Boating BC receives new safety funding

Boating BC, the not-for-profit industry association dedicated to enhancing boater safety on all British Columbia’s waterways, is pleased with the announcement from Transport Canada that the organization will receive two grants under Canada’s Boating Safety Contribution Program. The grants, totaling $375,000 will allow Boating BC to enhance boating safety education and outreach campaigns across the province over the next several years. “The ...

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America’s Boating Club partners with West Marine for National Safe Boating Week

Americans have taken to the water in record numbers to enjoy the socially distanced fun and relaxation that boating provides. With more boats and new boaters on the water—many without any boating education—boating accidents and fatalities have been rising around the country.  The nation’s largest volunteer recreational boating safety nonprofit, America’s Boating Club has partnered with marine retailer, West Marine, to ...

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National Safe Boating Campaign offers resources for Safe Boating Week

National Safe Boating Week May 22- 28, 2021

National Safe Boating Week is May 22-28, 2021, and the National Safe Boating Council is encouraging the industry to help share information about responsible boating through digital outreach, launch point reminders, outreach events, vessel safety checks, and more. The Safe Boating Campaign offers several free resources to support outreach efforts. Downloadable Resources: Browse our resources and take advantage of a FREE library of downloadable posters, ...

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West Marine launches Safe Boating Month

West Marine Logo

West Marine is partnering with America’s Boating Club and National Safe Boating Council and other recognized boating safety organizations during the month of May to provide safety and educational resources for the 2021 boating season. The partnership culminates at the end of the month with the start of National Safe Boating Week on May 22. Over the course of the past few years, boating ...

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TowBoatUS opens Comox location

TowBoatUS Comox BC Canada Mathews Opens Photo 4_07_21

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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