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Boater’s Best Deal: Free Vessel Safety Checks

April 6, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

  When it comes to boating, there’s usually a cost. Yet amidst the bills and expenses, there’s a boating freebie available to every vessel owner. This no-cost perk may save lives, prevent injuries, reduce risks, and potentially prevent costly fines. This great-sounding deal is a Vessel Safety Check (VSC), a no-cost, no-risk way to have […]

Educating and Legislating for Safer Paddling

Educating and Legislating for Safer Paddling

October 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

. According to U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) statistics, 50 percent of 2015’s recreational boating fatalities were of people engaged in paddle sports. Kayaks, canoes, and stand-up paddleboards are among the most affordable paddlecraft, but their easy accessibility may lead to errors resulting in harm. Legislators and regulators across the country are looking closely at how […]

Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade

Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade

July 17, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

This year will be the 108th Christmas Boat Parade in Newport Beach. Started over 100 years ago with Japanese lanterns and a gondola, the parade has been a fun and exciting event for all ages to enjoy each and every year. If you want to be included in the parade of fun, enter your boat […]

Boaters’ Best Deal: Free Vessel Safety Checks

Boaters’ Best Deal: Free Vessel Safety Checks

May 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

When it comes to boating, there’s usually a cost involved. Oh, we love our pastime and understand the expenses, but let’s face it — wouldn’t it be great if someone offered us a boating freebie? Even better, how about providing a no-cost, no-risk way to have the equipment and personal protection gear on our watercraft […]

Nautical Courtesy

Nautical Courtesy

July 15, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

I remember watching Tony Soprano on TV the first time he took his son out in his new cabin cruiser. He shot out of his slip at full throttle, submerging the “No Wake” sign in his wash while capsizing a canoeist and a kayaker. He never looked back, and I shuddered. That’s because the wake […]