Swept Away

A cell phone in a waterproof pouch might have made the difference. Or if he’d chosen his paddleboard that day, rather than the sit-inside kayak that filled with water when capsized. Perhaps if the wind had been calm or the current hadn’t been running so...
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Answering the Call

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

National Boating Industry Safety Award Winners

Southold, NY, December 10, 2020 – The Sea Tow Foundation and its North American Sober  Skipper Advisory Council announced...
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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...

Preventing Kayak Accidents: Lessons From The New York Ferry...

New York City is an extraordinary place to paddle. The Hudson waterfront on the west side of Manhattan boasts...

The One Simple Safety Feature To Save The Coast...

An empty, drifting kayak is an eerie sight. Reports of unmanned paddlecraft immediately trigger a search and rescue response from...

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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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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