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Cold Water Survival

The new “Cold Water Survival” video shows the dangers of cold water immersion and how to improve your chances for survival. Viewers will also learn about three critical stages: cold-shock response, incapacitation, and hypothermia. Also featured are tips such as using the HELP position and huddling. Learn more at bit.ly/BoatingEd.

Boat Accident Reporting

The new “Boat Accident Reporting” video shows when and how boating accidents on US waters must be reported. Viewers will also learn how reporting requirements vary by state. Also featured are tips for finding out more about applicable requirements. Learn more at bit.ly/2c9b2OM. Join USPS at bit.ly/2bQX2KS.

Navigation Rules FAQ

The new “Navigation Rules FAQ” video answers the most frequently asked questions regarding Nav Rules for recreational boaters. Viewers will learn about the US Aids to Navigation System (ATONS), right-of-way, look-outs, wake effects, lights, and related regulations. Also featured is information about how to obtain print and electronic copies of

PWC Docking

The new “PWC Docking” video shows how to bring a personal watercraft to a predetermined point by using a stopping procedure, giving consideration to wind, current, and boat traffic. Viewers will learn three techniques to apply to bring PWCs dockside or into a slip depending upon the wind or current.

PWC Person Overboard and Roll-Overs

The new “PWC Person Overboard and Roll-Overs” video shows how to safely retrieve a person who falls off a personal watercraft (PWC). Viewers will also learn how to right a PWC that capsizes by using a proper righting procedure and how to re-board. Also featured are tips for pre-departure briefings.

Stopping a PWC on Plane

The new “Stopping a PWC on Plane” video shows how to stop a personal watercraft from on plane within seventy-five yards. Viewers will also learn how to stop a PWC in emergency mode in less than twenty-five yards. Also featured are tips for dealing with environmental factors. Learn more at

Operating a PWC on Plane

The new “Operating a PWC on Plane” video shows how to get a personal watercraft on plane quickly and efficiently, by employing a strong throttle and optimally positioning weight. Viewers will also learn how to throttle-down to slow speed smoothly. Also featured are tips for properly trimming a PWC. Learn

PWC Pivot Turn

The new “PWC Pivot Turn” video shows how to safely turn a personal watercraft at least one-hundred eighty degrees within a space of ten-to-twenty feet. Viewers will also learn how to implement smooth throttle control timed with turning of the handlebars. Also featured are tips for avoiding common pitfalls while

PWC Departing

The new “PWC Departing” video shows how to depart from a dock using a personal watercraft’s shift, throttle, and steering. Viewers will also learn how to depart from a shoreline without damaging the propulsion unit. Also featured are tips for dealing with environmental factors including wind and current. Learn more

Visual Distress Signals

The new “Visual Distress Signals” video shows what boating activities require which types of U.S. Coast Guard approved visual distress signals. Viewers will also learn about different types of visual distress signals. Also featured are tips for safely transporting and storing them aboard boats. Learn more at bit.ly/2c9b2OM. Join USPS