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Traditional paddlesports, such as kayaking or canoeing have been identified as one of boating’s less safe activities. This fact was first noticed in statistics from the United States Coast Guard’s Boating Accident Report Data for 2014. An alarming number of accidents and deaths were being attributed to paddlesports. Further analysis proved a trend showing that […]

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Reciprocity is not a four-letter word. In fact, the word reciprocity is longer and more complicated. In the world of boating safety education, even though reciprocity may seem complicated, it doesn’t have to be. The National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) Education & Outreach Committee has been vigilant in reviewing reciprocity issues for […]

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I have written articles concerning the effectiveness of online learning versus the traditional classroom boating safety courses, and that debate continues regarding which of those two methods of delivery is most effective for the student. While the jury may still be out on that question, one recent prediction has recently occurred: Online/Internet-based boating safety courses […]

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