Thu, 18 Oct 2018 2:48:00 +0000 BoatUS Press Releases News relating to BoatUS and Boating https://www.boatus.com/news/releases.asp Thu, 18 Oct 2018 01:48:42 EST Sailing Convention for Women Is the Place to LearnTue, 16 Oct 2018 08:30:30 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1450CORONA DEL MAR, Calif., Oct. 16, 2018 – The Sailing Convention for Women presented by Gail Hine will be held on Sat., Feb. 2, 2019 at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club in Corona del Mar. Sponsored by BoatUS, the daylong event is a series of 33 workshops for ladies-only,…]]> America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 Passes SenateThu, 11 Oct 2018 08:30:30 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1448ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 11, 2018 -- With passage yesterday of infrastructure legislation by the U.S. Senate, the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) bill is on its way to the president’s desk. The nation’s advocacy group for recreational boaters, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), commends Congress for taking…]]> President's Plan to Seek Clean Air Act Waiver to Allow Sale of E15 Fuel Year-Round Doesn't Sit Well with Boater's AdvocateWed, 10 Oct 2018 08:30:30 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1449ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 10, 2018 -- The nation’s largest advocacy, services and safety group for recreational boaters, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), reacted negatively to the recent news of the Administration’s plan to permit the sale of E15 (15 percent ethanol) fuel year-round.

E15…]]> TowBoatUS Comes to Lake EufaulaFri, 5 Oct 2018 08:30:30 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1444LAKE EUFAULA, Okla., October 5, 2018 – Traditionally on Lake Eufaula when a boat has broken down, run aground, run out of fuel, or needed a tow back to the launch ramp, the vessel’s owner has had to rely on good Samaritans for help. With the recent opening of TowBoatUS Lake Eufaula, a 24-hour on-water towing…]]> A Sailboat Goes "Flying"Mon, 1 Oct 2018 10:30:30 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1447CHERRY POINT, N.C., Oct. 1, 2018 – Just over two weeks after Hurricane Florence lumbered ashore near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, the BoatUS Marine Insurance Catastrophe Response Team has made significant headway with recreational boat recoveries in the wake of the storm. Here, the team carefully recovers a sailboat from the grounds…]]> America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018Mon, 1 Oct 2018 08:30:30 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1446WASHINGTON, October 1, 2018 – A safe place to hide from a storm. Better navigation. Cleaner waters. Ensuring that boaters matter when it comes to getting their fair share of federal funding. These are all things that boaters stand to gain with the passage of a bipartisan bill, S. 3021, America’s Water Infrastructure Act (AWIA) of 2018, which will provide critical funds and policy improvements…]]> 2 Tips for Storing Boats Over the Winter from BoatUSWed, 26 Sep 2018 08:30:30 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1445ALEXANDRIA, Va., September 26, 2018 – Putting your boat away for the winter soon? The Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) says recreational boat owners need to take special precautions with storage of E10 (10 percent ethanol) gas, and review their insurance policy to…]]> The Numbers Are In: Boating is Big for the U.S. EconomyThu, 20 Sep 2018 08:30:30 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1443ALEXANDRIA, Va., September 20, 2018 – In a data-driven world, knowing your “numbers” is a crucial part of achieving success. And in the halls of power of Washington, D.C., and 50 state capitals, credible data carries extra weight when it comes to advancing policies and laws that benefit recreational boaters. That’s why Boat Owners Association of The United States ( Learn Powerboat Handling Next Saturday, Sept. 29Wed, 19 Sep 2018 08:40:30 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1441ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 19, 2018 – If you have always wanted to try boating, next Saturday, Sept. 29 is your chance. A partnership between the nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water, Fleet Boat Club and West Marine will bring an affordable on-water boat training course, “Intro…]]> BoatUS Summer Fueling Survey Shows Recreational Boaters' Challenges with Ethanol FuelsWed, 19 Sep 2018 08:30:30 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1438ALEXANDRIA, Va., September 19, 2018 – A survey of recreational boaters’ experience with refueling their vessels this past summer shows little love for corn-ethanol fuel blends mandated by the federal government’s Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

The survey was completed by Boat Owners Association of The United…]]> BoatUS: How to Recover Your Boat After a HurricaneTue, 18 Sep 2018 10:40:30 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1442NEW BERN, N.C., Sept. 18, 2018 – With the remnants of Hurricane Florence now on the way out to sea and high waters still posing a threat in some regions, boat owners are starting recovery efforts. The BoatUS Marine Insurance Catastrophe Team began field operations on Sunday, Sept. 16, in the Carolinas. To help affected boat owners with the recovery effort, BoatUS Media Alert: With Senate Vote Expected Soon, Saltwater Anglers NeedTue, 18 Sep 2018 09:20:30 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1440WHAT: The Modern Fish Act, an important, positive change to federal laws involving saltwater fishing is moving through Congress, and with limited time remaining on a busy legislative calendar, the U.S. Senate is expected to vote soon. Passed by the U.S. House of Representatives earlier this year, the Modern…]]> Teens, Women, Beginners Can Take to the Water with Powerboat Handling CoursesTue, 18 Sep 2018 08:30:30 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1439ANNAPOLIS, Md., Sept. 18, 2018 – Want to learn the basics of powerboating or brush up on your skills? The nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water together with the United States Powerboat Show, Freedom Boat Club and West Marine are offering three affordable on-water boat…]]> BoatUS Alert: Boaters Need to Prepare for Hurricane FlorenceMon, 10 Sep 2018 08:30:30 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1437ALEXANDRIA, Va., September 10, 2018 – The first major hurricane to strike the U.S. in 2018, Hurricane Florence, is expected to make landfall in the Carolinas potentially as a Category 4 storm later this week. Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) has issued hurricane-preparation alerts to its members in the Southeast…]]> Teenagers Can Take to the Water with Powerboat Handling Courses HeldThu, 6 Sep 2018 08:30:30 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1436NORWALK, Conn., Sept. 6, 2018 – It’s not always easy for teens to learn on-water powerboat handling skills from a professional. However, teens age 13-19 wishing to learn the basics of powerboating or wanting to brush up on their skills can sign up for the “Junior Captain” program, a 90-minute, on-water BoatUS Foundation's 4 Simple StepsWed, 5 Sep 2018 08:30:30 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1435ANNAPOLIS, Md., Sept. 5, 2018 -- The autumn boating season has arrived, and with it comes cooler water temperatures. A fall overboard can get serious quickly, and wearing a life jacket could give you extra time to survive.

While many boaters have traditional floatation-filled life jackets, an increasing number have switched to more modern inflatable life jackets, which require a little…]]> On-Water Powerboat Handling Courses on DeckTue, 4 Sep 2018 08:30:30 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1433ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 4, 2018 – Want to learn the basics of powerboating or brush up on your skills? A partnership between the nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water, Fleet Boat Club and West Marine will bring an affordable on-water boat training course, “Intro to…]]> Could Those LED Lights on the Boat Be Causing YourThu, 30 Aug 2018 10:30:30 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1434ALEXANDRIA, Va., August 30, 2018 – With their low battery draw, cooler operation and sturdy construction, LED lights have been popular with recreational boaters. The lights may also be causing poor VHF radio and Automatic Identification System (AIS) reception, according to a On-Water Powerboat Handling Courses on DeckThu, 30 Aug 2018 08:30:30 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1432NORWALK, Conn., August 30, 2018 – Want to learn the basics of powerboating or brush up on your skills? The nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water together with the Norwalk Boat Show, Freedom Boat Club and West Marine are offering three affordable on-water boat training…]]> Want to Learn How to Boat?Wed, 29 Aug 2018 08:30:30 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1431QUINCY, Mass., August 29, 2018 – Want to learn the basics of powerboating or brush up on your skills? The nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water together with Freedom Boat Club Boston and West Marine offer a choice of two fun on-water training courses taught aboard 21-foot…]]>