The Safer Paddling Campaign

As a United Stated Coast Guard nonprofit grant recipient, the Water Sports Sports Foundation produces paddling safety outreach materials and distributes them through boating and paddling media providers. Paddlesports currently has an inordinately high rate of accidents and deaths that for the past five years has been increasing, while power boating stats have been decreasing during the same period. The goal is to create heightened public awareness of safer paddling making paddlesports safer and to ultimately reduce the total number of paddlesports related deaths annually.

Paddlesports Deaths Remained High In 2021, Coast Guard Data Shows

The U.S. Coast Guard has released its 2021 boating accident data. “The good news is that...

Paddlesports Deaths Remained High In 2021, Coast Guard Data Shows

The U.S. Coast Guard has released its 2021 boating accident data. “The good news is that...

Lone kayaker saves two men from sinking motorboat

Allen Hutto was having one of those days. He’d loaded his sea kayak for an early...

Anatomy Of An Accident: Rescue At Pictured Rocks

It was meant to be another boy’s trip, the latest in a tradition that stretched...

Swept Away

A cell phone in a waterproof pouch might have made the difference. Or if he’d chosen...
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Answering The Call

The emergency calls came in a flurry as the weather turned sour along the coast...

Lone kayaker saves two men from sinking motorboat

Allen Hutto was having one of those days. He’d loaded his sea kayak for an early morning paddle,...

Anatomy Of An Accident: Rescue At Pictured Rocks

It was meant to be another boy’s trip, the latest in a tradition that stretched back more...

Swept Away

A cell phone in a waterproof pouch might have made the difference. Or if he’d chosen his paddleboard...
00:02:44

Answering The Call

The emergency calls came in a flurry as the weather turned sour along the coast of North...

National Boating Industry Safety Award Winners

Southold, NY, December 10, 2020 – The Sea Tow Foundation and its North American Sober  Skipper Advisory...
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How To Plan A Safe Kayak Trip

In partnership with the U.S. Coast Guard and the Water Sports Foundation, instructors Paul and Kate Kuthe of the American Canoeing Association explain how...

How Paddlesports Retailers Can Help Keep Paddlers Safer

The Water Sports Foundation, a U.S. Coast Guard non-profit boating safety grant recipient, just released a new video featuring Paddling Business publisher Scott MacGregor....

Learning To Use A SUP Leash—The Hard Way

As a United Stated Coast Guard nonprofit grant recipient, the Water Sports Sports Foundation produces paddling safety outreach materials and distributes them through boating...

Learning To Wear A Life Jacket—The Hard Way

As a United Stated Coast Guard nonprofit grant recipient, the Water Sports Sports Foundation produces paddling safety outreach materials and distributes them through boating...

How To Paddle A SUP Safer: The Buddy System

It may seem adventurous to go out on the water alone, but this leaves you without help when something does go wrong. Having a...

How To Paddle A SUP Safer: Don’t Paddle Impaired

There are few things better than relaxing after a long day and having a few drinks with friends. But paddling impaired is dangerous. Take...
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