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2012-08-06 06:22:40

FAIRFAX, Va., Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Allstate Insurance Company today announced a new partnership with BoaterExam.com to offer a National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) Virginia-approved online boating safety course free to all boaters interested in obtaining their Virginia Boater Education certification card. Until September 15, 2012, Allstate will pick up the $29.95 course fee for any Virginian taking the online boating safety course, and boaters who...

2012-08-01 06:22:33

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For the 48 percent of Americans who lie awake at night restless from the stress of their day, relief may be closer than they think.[1] A new study released by the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation's (RBFF) Take Me Fishing(TM) campaign shows only 37.5 percent of people are currently using the outdoors to help unwind.[2] With proof that being near water can naturally help lower anxiety, leading to a healthier and more relaxed...

2012-07-25 06:23:08

FREMONT, Mich., July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Thanks in part to one of the hottest summers in recent memory, Michigan boaters have taken to the state's numerous waterways in record numbers. And while it may be true that there are few better ways to beat the heat then a trip on the waves, with so many inexperienced boaters on the water accidents are much more likely to occur. "Every boater, no matter their experience or skill level, should be taking precautions to ensure the safety of all...

2012-07-15 18:20:13

WASHINGTON, July 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) MONDAY, JULY 16: FIRST U.S. BOATING REGATTA Profile America -- Monday, July 16th. One of the joys of summer on the nation's lakes, rivers, and coastlines is the boating regatta. These events give boat owners the chance to show off their pride and joy, along with their boat handling skills. The...

2012-07-13 10:20:10

OTTAWA, July 13, 2012 /CNW/ - The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, today announced additional funding for the Boating Safety Class Contribution Program. The renewed program, now called the Boating Safety Contribution Program (BSCP), will continue to provide financial contributions to organizations that promote boating safety in Canada and will increase in 2014 to support more initiatives across the country. "We are increasing our...

2012-07-10 02:21:50

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- July has brought tragic reminders of electrical hazards that can happen around boats and boat docks. Just this past weekend, 26-year-old Jennifer Lankford was swimming with family in the Lake of the Ozarks. She was electrocuted when she touched a dock that is believed to have had faulty wiring. Also at Lake of the Ozarks, a 13-year-old girl and her 8-year-old brother received fatal electrical shocks while swimming near a dock. In Tennessee, two...

2012-06-11 10:22:29

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the recent confirmation of the invasive aquatic alga known as didymo, or "rock snot," in the Youghiogheny River, Fayette County, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission and Department of Conservation and Natural Resources are reminding anglers and boaters that cleaning their gear is the easiest, most effective means of preventing its spread to other waters. During the past two months, state officials have documented didymo...

2012-06-05 02:23:53

ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation's (RBFF) Take Me Fishing(TM) campaign is encouraging families, kids and outdoor adventurers alike to spend more time in 'Mother Nature's Waterpark' this summer. Local fishing and boating hotspots across the country offer great outdoor activities -- both on and off the water -- no tickets necessary! That's why Take Me Fishing announced today the launch of a Facebook campaign, Nature's Waterpark...

2012-05-25 10:22:58

WAUKESHA, Wis., May 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Markel American Insurance Company, a specialty insurance provider for boats, has partnered with the Recreation Boating and Fishing Foundation to promote fishing with kids during National Fishing and Boating Week (NFBW) June 2 - 10, 2012. National Fishing and Boating Week is a national celebration of fishing and boating that coincides with most states' free fishing days. According to the 2011 Outdoor Recreation Participation Report, fishing...

2012-05-23 23:01:03

It´s a kayak...it´s a boat“¦ No, it´s a KaBoat! Saturn Inflatables announcing release of a brand new head-turning futuristic inflatable vessel called KaBoat, an innovative crossover between a Kayak and a Boat and it's the newest and coolest way to get you on the water on a budget. Miami, Florida (PRWEB) May 22, 2012 KaBoat creates the best of both worlds from kayaking and boating, and delivers them in a sexy new design. The slim hull modeled after narrow Asian...