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WSF’s Jim Emmons Talks Boating Safety With The Weather Channel

Water Sports Foundation Executive Director Jim Emmons is interviewed by The Weather Channel

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Sea Tow Foundation Resource Kit

Sea Tow Foundation Offers Free Resource Kit for National Safe Boating Week

Southold, NY, April 25, 2022 – In an effort to maximize the potential for positive boating safety messaging prior to the busy boating season, the Sea Tow Foundation has created a National Safe Boating Week Resource Kit available free of charge to marine industry stakeholders. The kit offers instructions on how to share a wealth […]

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10 Important Tips from the Water Sports Foundation to Keep Boaters Safe this Busy 2022 Boating Season

– Memorial Day is the Traditional Launch to Seasonal Boating Activity –  Orlando, Fla, May 4, 2022 – With a 35% increase in new boat ownership and 415,000 new boaters taking to the waterways since 2020, boating participation will reach historic levels of participation this summer, says Water Sports Foundation Executive Director Jim Emmons. With […]

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Top 10 Boating Safety Tips for the Busy 2022 Season

With a 35% increase in new boat ownership and 415,000 new boaters taking to the waterways since 2020, boating participation will reach historic levels of participation this summer, says Water Sports Foundation Executive Director Jim Emmons. With the Memorial Day holiday traditionally serving as the kick-off to summer boating activity, Emmons says the Water Sports […]

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Surge in Paddlesports Accidents Likely Due to Lack of Safety Training

A record 37.9 million participants engaged in paddlesports like kayaking, canoeing and stand-up paddleboarding during the pandemic according to the latest data (2020) from the Outdoor Foundation. This pandemic surge brought an estimated 2.5 million new paddlers to American waterways. However, it increased accidents to 331 and fatalities to a record high 202 – accounting […]

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As Record Numbers of Paddlers Take to The Water, Accidents Surge

More than one-third of victims had less than 10 hours experience in paddlesports; experts cited lack of safety training as an important contributing factor  ORLANDO, Fla. – April 12, 2022 – A record 37.9 million participants engaged in paddlesports like kayaking, canoeing and stand-up paddleboarding during the pandemic according to the latest data (2020) from […]

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4 Reasons to Take Boating Safety Courses

Boating safety courses contain a great deal of valuable information. Requirements and content vary by state so visit your state’s boater education web pages and check what boat safety courses are needed, if any. For example, Idaho and Alaska do not require boating safety education but in other states factors such as operator age and boat […]

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How to Rescue an Overboard Boater

What you should do when a crewmember falls overboard. By Boating Magazine My sister brought her boyfriend, my future brother-in-law it turned out, with her on my boat for a day of tubing and adventure. Though I had the best of intentions, when it was his turn on the tube, I might have spun the wheel […]

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Great Lakes Scuttlebutt Magazine Shares Summer Boating Safety Tips

Great Lakes Scuttlebutt magazine covers 12 boating safety tips for the busy summer season.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Safer Paddling: 8 Tips for Success

Paddling is one of the fastest growing segments of the recreational and outdoor market. With easy access to water throughout the country and a plethora of affordable kayaks, paddleboards and canoes on the market, most anyone can set off on a wonderful adventure and enjoy the benefits of life on the water and the great outdoors.

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12 Top Boating Safety Tips for the Busy Memorial Day Weekend…and Beyond

The pandemic literally saw hundreds of thousands of newcomers join the ranks of first-time boat owners, so we’re taking extra precautions to pro-actively share safe boating strategies

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Video: Extreme Tubing 2020 – Rental Boat Safety

How to extreme tube and stay safe! Check it out or learn more at www.RentalBoatSafety.com

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National Safe Boating Week Ad Campaign

The 2021 National Safe Boating Week campaign reminds us to wear a life jacket for those that love us.

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Video: NauticEd “Winching” B-Roll

Sailing video BRoll courtesy of NauticEd.

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Video: Paddling Shorts Ep. 1 // Life Jackets

Paddling experts Kate and Paul Kuthe describe how to choose and adjust the most important piece of boating gear — your life jacket.

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Video: Paddling Shorts Ep. 2 // What to Wear

Paddling experts Kate and Paul Kuthe help you dress for paddling success.

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Video: Paddling Shorts Ep. 3 // Essential Paddling Gear

Paddling experts Kate and Paul Kuthe run through a short list of essential paddling gear, starting with a life jacket.

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Video: ¡Porque los niños no saben nadar! / Because The Kids Can’t Swim! (Radio Spot)

As always, Mom knows best. In this Spanish-language radio spot, she gently reminds Dad that life jackets are more comfortable than he thought, and also that his children can’t swim. English subtitles available.

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