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Boating 101: Be Prepared for a Medical Emergency

13/9/2019 - 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

11/9/2019 - 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

Boating 101: Navigation Rules

6/9/2019 - 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

30/8/2019 - 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

28/8/2019 - 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
New York now requires all boaters to take a safety course.

New York Governor Signs New Boating Safety Law

7/8/2019 - 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
Fiberglass recycling programs are taking off throughout the US.

Environmental Programs for R.I. Marine Businesses

5/8/2019 - The business of boating depends on a healthy ocean. RIMTA has created programs and partnered with leading environmental organizations to give marine businesses clear guidelines on steps they can take to run a greener operation. Read on for an overview of environmental programs for R.I. marine businesses. BECOME A ZERO… SEE MORE