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Water Sports Foundation Campaign Wins National Boating Industry Safety Award

Southold, NY, December 8, 2021 – The Sea Tow Foundation and its Boating Safety Advisory Council announced six winners today of their National Boating Industry Safety Awards which recognizes the best boating safety work in the for-profit section of the recreational boating industry. Sponsored for the second year by KICKER Marine Audio, the six top […]

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Water Sports Foundation Suggests Six Top Tips for Enjoying a Fun & Safe Holiday Boat Parade

ORLANDO, Fla. — December 2, 2021 — Whether you’re a spectator or a participant, nighttime boat parades featuring festive lights and creative boat and yacht displays can be one of the most fun and memorable traditions of the entire holiday season. From San Francisco’s famous Fisherman’s Wharf Holiday Lights & Sights Boat Parade to the […]

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Boating Safety Print Ads

Various print ad campaigns have been employed to spread the word about safer boating practices.

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Coast Guard Announces Appointments to National Boating Safety Advisory Committee

The U.S. Coast Guard today announced the appointment of twenty individuals to serve as members of the National Boating Safety Advisory Committee (NBSAC).

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Water Sports Foundation’s Inaugural Boating Safety National Public Relations Outreach Initiative Far Exceeds Expectations

A national public relations campaign by the nonprofit Water Sports Foundation has far exceeded preliminary expectations, generating more than 600 million positive boating safety media impressions over a five-month period, from April – August 2021.

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Lifeline

Adrift on a capsized boat 16 miles offshore, a palm-sized personal locator beacon was their best last chance. By Jeff Moag The situation went bad in a hurry. Tan Boriboune joined a group of five friends for a day of spearfishing off Virginia Beach on August 16, 2020. A heavy swell was running that Sunday […]

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Answering the Call

When a 17-year-old paddleboarder was swept out to sea, his survival depended on his cell phone — and the voice on the other end of the line. By Jeff Moag The emergency calls came in a flurry as the weather turned sour along the coast of North Wales. When the last one came, Andy Bolter […]

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Sea Tow Foundation Issues Official Call for Entry for 2021 “National Boating Industry Safety Awards”

The Sea Tow Foundation in cooperation with its newly rebranded Boating Safety Advisory Council (formerly North American Sober Skipper Advisory Council) has issued the official call for entry for its 2021 “National Boating Industry Safety Awards.”

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Ride Dry, Drive Dry With Brittany (@britt_fishing) Oskey

Professional angler Brittany (@britt_fishing) Oskey reminds everyone to take the pledge and avoid alcohol while boating. Whether you’re driving the boat or reeling in the catch of the day, always Ride Dry and Drive Dry.

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Wakeskate Legend Brian Grubb Shares His Most important Boating Tip

Professional Waterman Brian Grubb reminds boaters that operating a boat under the impairment of alcohol or drugs is a really bad idea. Alcohol is the number one leading contributor to boating accidents. Take the pledge and Ride Dry, Drive Dry or at least designate a Sober Skipper.

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Ride Dry, Drive Dry With World Champ Dallas Friday

World Wakeboard Champion and 4-time X-Games Gold Medalist Dallas Friday reminds everyone to take the pledge and avoid alcohol while boating. Whether you’re driving the boat or reeling in the catch of the day, always Ride Dry and Drive Dry.

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Darcie (@_Darcizzle_) Arahill’s Best Boating Advice

Professional Angler Darcie “Darcizzle” Arahill reminds boaters that operating a boat under the impairment of alcohol or drugs is a really bad idea. Alcohol is the number one leading contributor to boating accidents. Take the pledge and Ride Dry, Drive Dry or at least designate a sober skipper.

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Ride Dry, Drive Dry With The Gale Force Twins

Amanda and Emily, the Gale Force Twins, remind everyone to take the pledge and avoid alcohol while boating. Whether you’re driving the boat or reeling in the catch of the day, always Ride Dry and Drive Dry.

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Ride Dry, Drive Dry With Michelle “Bombchelle” Dalton

Professional angler Michelle “Bombchelle” Dalton reminds everyone to take the pledge and avoid alcohol while boating. Whether you’re driving the boat or reeling in the catch of the day, always Ride Dry and Drive Dry.

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Pro Wakeboarder Shaun Murray Shares his Most Important Boating Tip

Pro Wakeboarder Shaun Murray reminds boaters that alcohol and boating don’t mix. In fact, U.S. Coast Guard Boating Accident Report Data shows that alcohol is the leading contributing factor to boating deaths. Ride Dry, Drive Dry!

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Randy Vance Of Boating Magazine Shares His Best Advice

Randy Vance Of Boating Magazine reminds boaters that operating a boat under the impairment of alcohol or drugs is a really bad idea. Alcohol is the number one leading contributor to boating accidents. Take the pledge and Ride Dry, Drive Dry or at least designate a sober skipper.

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Balancing Act

You’re the captain of your vessel. Act like it. This short, but very clever video depiction is an important reminder for boaters that operating a boat while impaired is dangerous and could be costly. It’s just not worth the risk!

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Doug Stange of The Sportsman Channel Shares His Best Advice

This video reminds boaters that operating a boat under the impairment of alcohol or drugs is a really bad idea. Alcohol is the number one leading contributor to boating accidents. Take the pledge and Ride Dry, Drive Dry or at least designate a sober skipper.

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