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Stand-Up Paddleboard Safety

The new “Stand-Up Paddleboard Safety” video shows when SUPs are considered to be vessels under oars with applicable rules and regulations. Viewers will learn how to use preliminary steps like prone paddling and knee paddling. Also featured are additional safety tips about the fastest growing water sport in the world.

Safety Tips for Paddle Sports

The new “Safety Tips for Paddle Sports” video shows tips for safe enjoyment of recreational paddle-boating in kayaks, canoes, and similar vessels under oars. Viewers will learn what to do before getting underway, how to proceed safely, and steps to take if they encounter difficulty. Learn more at Join

Wear a Life Jacket!

The new “Wear a Life Jacket!” video shows why recreational boaters should always wear life jackets while underway. Viewers will also learn about special considerations for children and young adults. Also featured are tips regarding on-the-water activities that pose additional risks. Learn more at Join USPS at

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

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 Join USPS at

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