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Cold Water Boating Safety

Cold Water Boating Safety

October 31, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Cold Water Boating Safety   At this time of year, temperatures plummet while water safety precautions rise. Though you practice safe boating in the summer, the other three seasons have two additional perils. The first is the inhospitable (life-threatening) coldness of the water and the other is the lack of other boaters to lend a […]

Row or Paddle?

Row or Paddle?

February 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

. If I say, “Quick! Name a rowing song” you’ll probably say “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” immediately. But can you name a song about paddling? I couldn’t think of one. Rowing is what we sing about, but paddling is probably what many of us do. That’s because the two words describe different actions in […]

Classes, Classes Everywhere

Classes, Classes Everywhere

July 22, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

The United States Power Squadrons® (USPS®) and the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary are increasing and broadening their coordinated safety efforts to assist boaters in learning as much as they can about their boats, good seamanship, and the environment in which they run. Acquiring knowledge takes a time commitment, and in our busy society, some […]

Vessel Safety Checks: Risk-Free, No Charge Inspections

Vessel Safety Checks: Risk-Free, No Charge Inspections

July 21, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

  Boaters need to contemplate the consequences of taking to the water with a vessel that does not comply with all federal and state regulations (this applies to all vessels, including kayaks and PWCs).  These include the worst-case scenario of jeopardizing the lives of family and friends, and the lesser (but costly) receipt of law […]