Programs

The Bass Boat Hero Who Broke the Internet

Getting thrown from a bass boat at 60 mph is one way to learn about the importance of Engine Cutoff Switches.

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Collision on the Chesapeake

What re-enacting the unlikeliest accident on Chesapeake Bay tells us about boating safety.

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Losing a 300-pound Marlin—And Their Boat

Ten minutes, maybe less. That’s all the time Dan Suski had from the moment he cut the marlin loose until he was treading water in the Atlantic, the 33-foot sport boat Reel Irie already on its way to the bottom some 1,800 feet below. “That’s a pretty surreal feeling, seeing a boat just disappear into […]

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A Whistle in the Wind

Mark Wheeler went overboard in pitch darkness and a 40-knot squall. This is the remarkable story of how his friends got him back. By Jeff Moag Mark Wheeler went overboard a few minutes before midnight. He was in the middle of Lake Michigan, 30 miles offshore in 40 knots of wind. As he fumbled for […]

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A Lesson to Live By

Kayak angler Sean Danielson’s father insisted he wear a lifejacket. Years later, that advice would save his life. By Jeff Moag Sean Danielson is a lucky man. After nearly three hours in the frigid waters of Chesapeake Bay, the kayak fisherman was hypothermic and barely conscious. The sun had just set, and if Lana Lohe […]

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Kayak Angler Smashed by Motorboat

August 31, 2019 was shaping up as an unforgettable day even before kayak angler Adam Irino got steamrolled by a motorboat and caught the biggest fish of his life. Adam and two friends launched their kayaks early that morning from Rockaway Beach, a few miles south of San Francisco. As the sun crept over the […]

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Kayakers Learn From NYC Ferry Collision

New York City is an extraordinary place to paddle. The Hudson waterfront on the west side of Manhattan boasts unparalleled views of the Statue of Liberty and the world’s most famous skyline, but like any busy urban waterway paddling there is not without its challenges. Ferries crisscross the river day and night, and all manner […]

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Video: Always Wear a Life Jacket

Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned pro, basic safety practices apply to any paddler. The most fundamental of those rules is a single piece of gear: a Life Jacket.

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Video: Capt. Rick Murphy’s Best Advice

Capt. Rick Murphy, the host of Sportsman’s Adventures on Discovery, reminds boaters that operating a boat under the influence 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 designate a sober skipper.

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Video: Wake Pro Meagan Ethell on Riding Dry and Flying High

Pro wakeboarder Meagan Ethell remind boaters that operating a boat under the impairment of alcohol or drugs is 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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Video: Why Steel Lafferty Always Rides Dry

This video reminds boaters that operating a boat under the impairment of alcohol or drugs is 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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Video: Pro Wakeboarder Danny Harf: Ride Dry, Drive Dry

Pro Rider and four-time X Games champ Danny Harf 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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Video: Pro Angler Shaw Grigsby’s Best Advice

Pro Angler Shaw Grigsby 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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Video: Pro Angler Bernie Schultz On Sober Boating

Pro Angler Bernie Schultz 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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Video: Always Dress for Immersion

If you’re going to be on the water, you need to be prepared to be in the water. Following best safety practices starts with the right equipment.

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Video: Always Check the Weather Forecast Before You Paddle

Some planning is necessary for any outdoor adventure. But often overlooked is one simple, yet critical checklist item: Check the weather forecast.

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Video: Always Paddle Sober

Being impaired by alcohol or drugs simply complicates any situation when it suddenly turns sideways. On a paddling excursion, the unpredictable nature of any body of water needs to be at the forefront of that clear mind.

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Video: Paddle with a Partner

When it comes to paddling in any body of water, it’s crucial to be mindful that no matter how calm and docile, conditions can change at any moment.

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