The Berea Power Squadron is a group of individuals dedicated to making recreational boating safer and more fun! Our members participate by: going on cruises, volunteering their time to teach classes and seminars, performing vessel safety checks and much, much more! We try our best to make our activities fun while promoting boating safety.
This looks like a blast. I think this is going to be huge!
Our own Dave and Eileen Rickard got mentioned in Norm Schultz's blog yesterday! Norm's blog is held in high regard and read by many people in the boating industry.
Always make sure you're motor mounts are tightened up well.
The Coast Guard rescued three men from Lake Erie early Wednesday after their fishing boat began taking on water and capsized just north of Kelley's Island. For more information:
The article mentions the benefits of using a VHF Marine radio for distress calls over using a Cell Phone. Let me suggest one more reason: There are many areas of Lake Erie in U.S. waters, where your cell phone will switch to a Canadian Carrier. Just last weekend, my wife's phone switched to Canada while standing on South Bass Island! While dialing 911 will get you to the authorities in Canada, it may delay the response if your position is in U.S. Waters.
Watch the Oracle America's cup winner get a helicopter ride from San Francisco Bay to her new permanent home at the Oracle Headquarters in Redwood City, CA.
The United States Coast Guard released a Marine Safety Alert concerning Revere Life Jackets. Revere Model 198RT & 160RT Life Jackets have inadequate snap hooks. More information about the alert:
Here is an interesting story about a Kayak disaster in Florida. Very good read all they way to the end. It's amazing how the people were laughing about the series of events after it was over. They almost died, and they never had any idea how close they were to death.
Sailboaters especially, should enjoy this video. Narration starts about 30sec in:
Two years ago, Alex Thomson performed a stunt on his sailboat. While his IMOCA 60, Hugo Boss was underway and heeled over, he walked on the keel that was exposed from the water. This year he performed a new stunt going the other way on the boat. She was making approximately 10 knots and she was heeled over far enough for him to walk up the mast and do a high dive.
This youtube video is pretty amazing. I have seen youtubes of yachts being hoisted from transport ships before. However, I had not see a ship open up it's hold and start to pull more yachts from below the deck!
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