Boating accident survivor, Phyllis Kopytko, tells her harrowing story of how she and her husband were ejected from a speeding boat and then suddenly fighting for their lives as the boat circled them with no one on board. This real-life video re-enactment reminds boaters about basic boating safety such as always wearing an engine cutoff device and a U.S. Coast Guard approved life jacket.
Video: Phyllis Kopytko Accident/Engine Cut Off Switch
Millions of boaters are expected to head out on the water this Fourth of July weekend, including more than 830,000 first time boat buyers who purchased during the COVID-19 pandemic. The increase in crowds coupled with the number of inexperienced new boaters has caught the attention of the Water Sports Foundation. “While we are […]Read More
The Water Sports Foundation launched the first-ever national public relations campaign for recreational boating safety in 2021. Supported by the U.S. Coast Guard and executed by Kenton Smith Marketing, in its inaugural year the program exceeded its outreach goal by nearly ten times. The Sea Tow Foundation honored the program with its National Boating Industry Safety Award […]Read More
Water Sports Foundation offers seven safety tips for sharing waterways with inexperienced boaters ORLANDO, Fla., June 14, 2022 –Millions of boaters are expected to head out on the water this Fourth of July weekend, including more than 830,000 first time boat buyers who purchased during the COVID-19 pandemic. The increase in crowds coupled with the […]Read More