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Long Beach Yacht Club Hosting Annual International Safety at Sea Course

By Cameron MacLaren Long Beach Yacht Club is preparing for their annual US Sailing sanctioned International Safety at Sea course February 17-18, 2024. Participants may choose acomplete in-person... Full story

 

So, What's a Boater To Do?!

Protect yourself and your guests - It's still hot! And September doesn't look like it's going to be much cooler. As a matter of fact, many areas in the Southwest – especially the Phoenix area of... Full story

 
 By AZGFD    Boating    July 1, 2023

AZGFD Steps Up Patrols For Impaired Boaters

To keep the public safe from watercraft-related accidents this upcoming Fourth of July weekend, the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) and partner agencies will increase patrols on Arizona’s w... Full story

 

Weather Smart

Non-boat owner friends often comment just after boarding our boat in San Diego about the traffic on our VHF marine radio offering up the latest weather information. More than one frequently remark... Full story

 
 By Boat US    Boating    June 1, 2023

Boat Fueling Mishap

On Boating Season's Kickoff BoatUS Reminds Boaters to Avoid a Misfuel Mishap 'Regular 88,' an E15 fuel, is prohibited for use in recreational boats. Today's gas station pumps no longer provide clear... Full story

 
 By AZGFD    Boating    May 1, 2023

Wear A Life Jacket

There were 13 boating fatalities, 60 injuries, $1 million in damages last year. The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) is urging all who recreate on Arizona's waters to wear a life jacket,... Full story

 
 By AZBW    Boating    April 1, 2023

Safe Boating Make The Most Of Your Boating Season

'The best boating experience is safe boating.' National Safe Boating Week will be held from May 20-26, 2023, reminding all boaters to brush up on boating safety skills and prepare for the boating... Full story

 
 By Boat US    Boating    April 1, 2023

Vessel Safety Check

How do you know your boat is ready for a safe summer boating season and complies with new U.S. Coast Guard regulations? A no-cost, no-penalty vessel safety check from the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary... Full story

 
 By Ed Huntsman    Boating    April 1, 2023

Boating Safety

It never fails – every time I'm on the water, be it on a powerboat, and sailboat or paddling I always hear a boater doing a radio check. And frequently, others demonstrating their total lack of... Full story

 
 By BoatUS    Boating    March 1, 2023

Boating Safety "Speak Easy"

BoatUS Reveals Top Three Mistakes Boaters Make When Using VHF Radios Help ensure you’re heard every time. For most recreational boaters, VHF radios are a better lifesaving tool than the omnipresent cellphone, even as more boaters use cellphones... Full story

 

Boating And Water Safety

Capt. Ed Huntsman US Coast Guard Licensed Captain Member, US Sailing Safety at Sea Committee Why is safety such a hard sell? Why should water and boating safety officials across the country even have... Full story

 
 By Ed Huntsman    Fishing    October 1, 2022

Boating And Water Safety

Fisherman is missing; was he wearing a life jacket?... Full story

 
 By Ed Huntsman    Boating    July 1, 2018

Recreational Boating Safety

This story is intended to serve as a general resource for recreational boating safety information. Should an issue or topic not be addressed here, feel free to contact Ed Huntsman, the District... Full story

 
 By Patty Johnson    Boating    June 1, 2017

Boating Safety: Keep the Fun Going all Summer at Roosevelt Lake Marina

There's no better way to beat the Arizona summer heat than spending time on or in the cool waters of Roosevelt Lake. Cruising on a pontoon or house boar, jet skiing, speed boating, kayaking, sailing,... Full story

 
 By Ed Huntsman    Boating    June 1, 2017

Recreational Boating Safety

This page is intended to serve as a general resource for recreational Federal Requirements boating safety information. Should an issue or topic not be addressed here, feel free to contact Ed... Full story

 

Boaters Urged To Be Safe In 2016

Recent rain and snow storms' bringing both snowpack up north and flooding across the West and Midwest have many thinking that water levels in surrounding lakes and rivers will be increasing as the... Full story

 
 By Ed Huntsman    Boating    January 1, 2016

Boaters Urged To Be Safe In 2016

Recent rain and snow storms bringing both snowpack up north and flooding across the west and mid-west have many thinking that water levels in surrounding lakes and rivers will be increasing as the yea... Full story

 
 By AZBW    Boating    April 15, 2015

Coast Guard, National Safe Boating Council Remind Mariners Importance Of EPIRBs

The Coast Guard and National Safe Boating Council remind recreational boaters of the importance of Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons in conjunction with 406Mhz Beacon Awareness Day. An... Full story

 
 By Ed Huntsman    Boating    March 15, 2015

On The Cover

Ed Huntsman is the Recreational Boating Safety Program Manager, United States Coast Guard, Eighth Coast Guard District. As spring approaches, temperatures rise, and ice melts, paddlesports... Full story

 

Ideas For Boaters

Eighth District's Recreational Boating Safety Program Manager, United States Coast Guard Need gift ideas for your favorite boater? Even though the traditional gift-giving holidays are over for now,... Full story

 
 By Ed Huntsman    Boating    June 15, 2013

Navigation Lights - Not!

Those in charge of inspections and compliance directives encourage widest distribution. The Coast Guard has recently become aware of the uninspected towing-vessel industry’s using inappropriate navi... Full story

 
 By Ed Huntsman    Boating    May 15, 2013

Did Santa Bring You A PWC? Take A Boating-Safety Class Before Hitting The Water!

If you got a personal watercraft (PWC) for the holidays, the U.S. Coast Guard urges you to take a boating-safety education class before you hit the water this summer. PWCs are an affordable way for... Full story

 

As Boating Season Begins Again

A boating accident, often resulting in property damage, personal injury, or more tragically a death, is a terrible way to introduce anyone to the world of boating and water-related recreational... Full story

 

Vessel Lighting

A boater is quite right about only needing a flashlight or lantern for a (non-mechanized) boat less than 7 meters (23 feet). However, if the boat has machinery (a motor — even a trolling motor) on...

 

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