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55th Annual Head of the Charles Regatta

Boston, MA October 19 - October 20

Since its origin in 1965, the Head Of The Charles® Regatta has welcomed the world’s best crew teams to the banks of the Charles River for the ultimate two-day rowing competition. Preparing for an event that attracts over 11,000 athletes and tens of thousands of spectators requires a great deal… SEE MORE

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Boating 101: Be Prepared for a Medical Emergency

9/13/2019 by US Harbors

By Pat Mundus. I took my original CPR and first-aid class as a mandatory sailing instructor requirement. As a blasé teenager, I never thought I’d use the skills. I soon learned how effective the training was in a crisis. After expelling a huge projectile from a choking person’s airway using… SEE MORE

Mayflower II docked in Plymouth, Massachusetts.

Mayflower II Launched Into Water After 3-Year Restoration

9/11/2019 by US Harbors

By Jackie Bruno and Kaitlin McKinley Becker. A restored replica of the ship that pilgrims sailed to Plymouth in 1620 was launched into the water in Mystic, Connecticut, on Saturday for the first time in three years. On a sunny day in Mystic, with just enough wind to fill the… SEE MORE

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Boating 101: Navigation Rules

9/6/2019 by US Harbors

The Navigation Rules for vessels establish actions for boaters to take to avoid a collision. The Navigation Rules are published by the U. S. Government Printing Office, and are available in any boating supply store. Every boat owner should have a copy, but it is mandatory that a copy be… SEE MORE

Forum Held on New Oregon Boating Laws

8/30/2019 by US Harbors

By Jordan Williams. The open forum at the Deschutes County Services Building was held to explain new boating permits and regulations to boaters and non-motorized boat users. The new boating laws under Senate Bill 47 will mostly affect paddle sports like canoes, kayaks and paddle boards. The legislation is also changing… SEE MORE

Low-Price 'Regular 88' Gas is Bad for Boats

8/28/2019 by US Harbors

SPRINGFIELD, VA. - With more ethanol than ever before being served up at the nation’s gas station pumps this Labor Day holiday weekend, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) cautions America’s recreational boaters to avoid filling up with “Regular 88” fuel on recreational boating’s traditional last summer hurrah.… SEE MORE

Unpermitted boats will be issued a $250 violation if they don't submit mooring permit applications.

Huntington Harbormaster to Start New Mooring Permit Enforcement

8/12/2019 by US Harbors

Town of Huntington: The Huntington Harbormaster's Office will start mooring permit enforcement on Friday, August 16; boaters are urged to submit a mooring permit application by August 15, as violations will be issued for unpermitted boats moored in Huntington waters starting August 16. The Mooring Permit Application can be found… SEE MORE

New York now requires all boaters to take a safety course.

New York Governor Signs New Boating Safety Law

8/7/2019 by US Harbors

By Denis Slattery. ALBANY — A new law aimed at making New York’s waterways safer has brought a sense of closure to a grieving Long Island mother. Gov. Cuomo signed Brianna’s Law on Tuesday, a measure requiring all boaters take a safety course and exam before they take the helm.… SEE MORE

August 9th - 11th, 2019

2019 Maine Boat & Home Show Goes Green

8/5/2019 by US Harbors

The Maine Boat & Home Show, August 9-11, 2019, in Rockland, Maine, has implemented a fleet of new initiatives this year as part of an ongoing effort to become a Zero Waste event. Show organizer John K. Hanson, Jr., said, "We've been moving for a long time toward a goal… SEE MORE