Anchor dragging

Stop, Star Dust, Stop

While cruising with her husband, one sailor awakes to find her boat’s anchor dragging. Read her account of how they saved their boat.

Great Lakes Adventure

Sunday afternoon, July 3 The deep blue sky had just a few picturesque fluffy white clouds. A cold front had brought down the temperature and …

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Scoop rescue is used when someone has capsized and becomes incapicated or injured.

Capsize Recovery

Paddlers new to the sport or those occasionally renting a boat are focused on all the fun they will have exploring rivers, lakes, or the …

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Hells Canyon

To Hells Canyon and back

One boater recounts his family’s trip to Hells Canyon on a paddlewheeler via Columbia River and Snake River.

Small Craft Advisories

Heed Small Craft Advisories

After ignoring a Small Craft Advisory, and his own gut, a boater encounters rough seas when he sets out on the Long Island Sound.

Paddling with marine VHF

Paddling with marine VHF

All mariners should learn the rules and procedures for marine VHF radio operation before paddling on the water.