What Kayakers Can Learn From the New York Ferry Collision

New York City is an extraordinary place to paddle. The Hudson waterfront on the west side of Manhattan boasts unparalleled views of the Statue of Liberty and the world’s most famous skyline, but like any busy urban waterway paddling there is not without its...

News Release: New Paddlecraft Safety Effort Starts at the...

Canoeists, kayakers and stand up paddle boarders may soon see a red safety sign posted at launch ramps and...
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Water Sports Foundation Encourages Retailers to Remind Customers about...

The Water Sports Foundation, a U.S. Coast Guard non-profit boating safety grant recipient just released a new video featuring...
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The Hard Way Part 5: The Legends of Salty...

Speaker 1: This is the best day ever! Hailey, Hailey lets go paddling right now! Speaker 2: Are you sure...
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The Hard Way Part 4: The Legends of Salty...

Speaker 1: Are you sure it’s still okay to go paddling today? Maybe we should check the forecast. Speaker 2:...
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The Hard Way Part 3: The Legends of Salty...

Speaker 1: What a beautiful lake! You know what else is beautiful? Speaker 2: What? Speaker 1: These new jean shorts. I can’t wait...
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The Hard Way Part 2: The Legends of Salty...

Speaker 1: I love America, you know. I love my hot dogs. I love my freedoms. I love paddling my...
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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. Paddle sports 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 paddle sports safer and to ultimately reduce the total number of paddle sports related deaths annually.

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