Tag Archives: BoatUS Foundation

BoatUS says separation isn’t just about safe distancing

The coronavirus pandemic is leading to more recreational boats and paddlers hitting the water, all trying to have fun in a safe way. So what are these two groups doing this season to safely share more crowded waters? “Ultimately, it’s about looking out for each other,” says BoatUS Foundation Assistant Director of Boating Safety Ted Sensenbrenner. The nonprofit boating safety and clean water arm of BoatUS shares ...

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BoatUS Foundation: Don’t have your own fireworks show

Congress advances boating safety measure

Celebrating America’s birthday, thousands of boaters are expected to hit the water Fourth of July holiday weekend, recreational boating’s traditional busiest time of the year. The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water has a few boating safety reminders. While boaters will need to follow social distancing guidelines, that’s not the only COVID-19 concern, according to the Foundation. While ...

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BoatUS Foundation president elected to sportfishing board

Chris Edmonston headshot

BoatUS Foundation president Chris Edmonston has been elected by the Center for Sportfishing Policy to a three-year term on the group’s board of directors. Edmonston was one of 14 members recently elected to various terms at the Center’s board meeting. The Center for Sportfishing Policy organizes and engages recreational fishing stakeholders to shape federal marine fisheries management policies. The nonpartisan ...

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National Safe Boating Week carries extra message for 2020

National Safe Boating Week, which begins this Saturday, May 16, and runs through Friday, May 22, is the traditional early boating season reminder to help recreational boaters embrace safety all season long. However, the important National Safe Boating Week recommendation urging life jacket wear is now joined by an equally important boating safety message — how to stay safe during ...

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BoatUS Foundation accepting applications to become Life Jacket Loaner Site

Across the United States, there are over 550 BoatUS Foundation Life Jacket Loaner sites that collectively loan out children’s life jackets more than 140,000 times each year. Becoming a new loaner site is now easier with an application cycle that allows marinas, boat clubs, waterfront restaurants or government agencies to apply at any time, speeding the review process. There is ...

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