Learn More About 2020 National Safe Boating Week

It’s spring time and National Safe Boating Week is right around the corner. You can celebrate and recognize National Safe Boating Week beginning this Saturday, May 16 through Friday, May 22, 2020. Although you may not be allowed out on the water by this weekend, there are many ways you can support this great cause for boating safety. We discussed this year’s activation with Yvonne Pentz, Communications Director of the National Safe Boating Council. Read the short Q&A below to learn more about this year’s plan and new challenges in 2020.

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US Sailing Approves Policy Changes to Safety at Sea Training

The US Sailing Offshore Committee and US Sailing Safety at Sea Sub-Committee have approved the following policy changes to Safety at Sea training.

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Report Released on March 2019 Monterey Bay Fatality Incident

Through a collaborative effort between US Sailing and the Monterey Peninsula Yacht Club (MPYC) and support from the U.S. Coast Guard, a US Sailing independent working party has released a report on the crew overboard and fatality incident March 13, 2019 on Monterey Bay.

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How to Hydrate Your Athlete If They Don’t Like Water

This article is brought to by US Sailing in partnership with TrueSport If you have a picky athlete who doesn’t love the taste of water, or just one who’s constantly on the go and bad at remembering to regularly sip from a water bottle, it can be tricky to make sure that he or she…Read More

US Sailing Awards Hanson Medal to Crew for Rescue in Buzzards Bay

The US Sailing Safety at Sea Committee will award the Arthur B. Hanson Rescue Medal to six crew for their rescue of nine people separated from their capsized powerboat in Buzzards Bay (Mass.).

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US Sailing Announces New Multihull Safety Equipment Requirements and Revisions for Monohulls

The US Sailing Safety Equipment Requirements (SER) for monohull sailboats have been revised and new multihull SERs have been approved and will be implemented in 2019.

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US Sailing Hanson Medal to be Awarded at Pacific Sail and Power Boat Show for 2017 Rescue in San Francisco Bay

Sailors Rescue Swimmer from Sea Lion BRISTOL, RI (April 13, 2018) – The US Sailing Safety at Sea Committee will award the Arthur B. Hanson Rescue Medal to a sailboat’s crew for their rescue of a swimmer injured by an attacking sea lion in San Francisco Bay. The rescuing sailors aboard Grey Goose conducted the…Read More

Hurricane Season: Resources for Sailors & Sailing Organizations

Hurricane season is especially active and dangerous this year. Here are some resources that may be useful to sailing organizations in preparation for and recovery from these damaging storms.

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US Sailing Awards Hanson Rescue Medals to Three Boats at 2016 Ford Yacht Club Lightning Regatta

[caption id="attachment_35551" align="aligncenter" width="592"] From left to right: Duane Rose, David Corcoran (green shirt), Trey Rose and US Sailing Treasurer Steven Freitas... Photo credit to Marcin Chumiecki / Bayview Yacht Club photographer.[/caption] PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (June 13, 2017) – The US Sailing Safety at Sea Committee awarded the Arthur B. Hanson Rescue Medals to a competing…Read More

Emergency Action Plans and Safety Resources

The summer sailing season is upon us, and perhaps no other topic is more vital to sailing organizations than safety. Most community sailing centers, yacht clubs and sailing schools have their own on-water Emergency Action Plan (EAP) unique to their own venue, facility, sailing area and environment. A carefully drafted and vetted EAP is a…Read More