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The Laws of the Sea – Read Before Boating

From right of way to protecting marine environments, make sure you understand these boating laws before you head out on your boat There are multiple statutes governing the use of the sea that have been enacted by the governments of various countries around the world. These laws are implemented on the open sea and...

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Boating and Fishing COVID-19 Updates by State

TakeMeFishing.org tool helps boaters find the latest boating and fishing updates COVID-19 restrictions in your state Accessibility to local waterways is changing weekly if not daily due to COVID-19 restrictions, so you will want to be sure to confirm your favorite boating or fishing location is open to the public prior to planning a...

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New “Vest Friends” Campaign Promotes Life Jackets & Boat Safety

Sea Tow Foundation has announced the launch of a new social media campaign called “Vest Friends” to promote wearing life jackets The Sea Tow Foundation – a nationwide nonprofit dedicated to the education and promotion of safe boating practices – debuts a new social media campaign they hope will encourage more people to wear life...

Parents Once Again Being Cautioned About Summer Water Dangers

A summer safety reminder of water safety rules for kids while boating, swimming or playing around ANY body of water It’s an annual warning: when pools, boating, and water play become a part of summer fun, parents and guardians must be extra cautious and informed about water safety. Here’s your yearly reminder, with a...

3 Boating Safety Tips You Should Keep in Mind This Summer

Follow these simple boating safety tips that can mean the difference between a best summer ever boating season and a life-changing boating accident We love our boat life, but we are also aware that boating safety is an important part of it. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, there were almost 4,500 recreational boating...

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5 Boat Safety Tips For Your Fun Summer Water Sports

Before you go out on your kayak, SUP or boat this summer be sure to follow these basic water sports safety tips Spending time on a boat and participating in water sports activities in the summertime is a whole lot of fun for people of all ages. You can catch fish, get a tan,...

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Living in the Moment with Niels Kisling, Davis Instruments

With a lifelong passion for boating, Niels chooses to live his boat life to the fullest, helping people enjoy the water and spreading the word about safe boating Anchors Aweigh is a podcast for all boaters, from aspiring to experienced. Featuring in-depth conversations with boating experts and industry leaders, and packed full of tips, tricks,...

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Winter Sailing – Tips to Sail in Colder Weather

Leaving the boat in the water over the winter so you can go cold weather sailing requires forethought to be safe and protect your sailboat Living on the Chesapeake in Virginia’s Northern Neck, I noticed last winter that there were a significant number of days that seemed warm enough to go winter sailing: 50-60...

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Boat Life Lessons from the Half-Million Member BoatUS Team

Scott Croft shares boat life expertise gained as lifelong boater and public affairs leader for BoatUS member services, advocacy and boat safety Anchors Aweigh is a podcast for all boaters, from aspiring to experienced. Featuring in-depth conversations with boating experts and industry leaders, and packed full of tips, tricks, gear, and industry info, boaters...

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4 Tips for Keeping Yourself Safe While Boating in the Winter

Keep your boating season going with these winter boating safety tips to safely extend your boating into the cooler months Boating is a popular hobby among many people all over the world. It’s a fun thing to do when the weather is nice and you just want to get out on the water. Many...

Injured in a Boating Accident? What To Know About Proving Fault

A guide to a boater’s personal injury case – types of boat accidents, common causes and who at fault – when injured in a boating accident When it comes to personal injury cases, you likely hear about car accidents. But as an avid boater, it might be your water vessel that you are more...

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Fun On (and Under) the Water with Boating Safety Expert Rachel Johnson

National Safe Boating Council leader talks about her passion for life on the water and best practices for boat safety in boating podcast Anchors Aweigh is a podcast for all boaters, from aspiring to experienced. Featuring in-depth conversations with boating experts and industry leaders, and packed full of tips, tricks, gear, and industry info, boaters...

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Gas Explosion and Boat Fire Serves as Reminder of Boat Safety

Regular preventative maintenance and proper stowage of flammables will help prevent fires on board your boat boat ‘Tis the season for traveling the open seas — about 92% of employees say vacation time is important to them. Hopefully, every seasoned boater understands that safety should be an absolute priority, and one accident in Northern...