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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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Ride Dry, Drive Dry with Erica (@erica_lynn.2) Lynn

Professional angler Erica (@erica_lynn.2) Lynn reminds everyone to take the pledge and avoid alcohol while boating. Whether you’re driving the boat, reeling in the catch of the day or shredding the wake, always Ride Dry and Drive Dry.

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DeVaul “De” Henderson

In partnership with NauticEd, De co-developed the first combined online knowledge and on-the-water practical training program for basic sailing education, which has set a new industry benchmark. NauticEd features an extensive e-learning theory curriculum for sailing knowledge coupled with practical on-the-water skills training programs facilitated via a global network of experienced instructors. To date, NauticEd has provided more than a quarter million sailing courses to students worldwide.

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Widespread Increase in Boating Activity and Access to Boating & Education Reported by Water Sports Foundation

Strong Surge Reported in Boat Sales, Shared Boating Platforms and Boating Education ORLANDO, Fla. – July 27, 2021 – When it comes to boating activity, 2020 proved an epic year with the pandemic delivering an upside surprise to the recreational boating industry. People took to the water in historic numbers as a safe escape from […]

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Launch a Rental Boat, While on Vacation – Sea Tow Foundation

For most boaters, it wouldn’t be a true vacation without spending some time on the water. Fortunately, taking the helm of a rental boat or being part of a boat club is an easy and often an affordable option for you and your family.

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How New Technologies and Boater Education Are Saving Lives

As pandemic conditions generated a surge of 415,000 first-time boat buyers in 2020, a 35% increase, recently released U.S. Coast Guard figures indicate a 26% increase in boating accidents, 25% increase in injuries and 25% increase in boating fatalities during the same time period.

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