At Boston’s Community Boating, Inc. (CBI), we operate 11 safety launches, nine outboards and two inboards. Two of our launches are V8 inboard engines. Our programs operate from April 1 to October 31, seven days per week. From June 1 through September 1, in order to meet the demands of our programs, we require that safety launches are available to operate seven days per week with no down time whatsoever. This is a tall order so here’s how we’ve addresses the challenge.
An Open Letter to the Sailing Community About Safety
Jack Gierhart, CEO of US Sailing
As many of you are aware, the sailing community experienced several tragic incidents on the water over the past several months that have impacted the broader boating community around the county and the entire marine industry. All of us at US Sailing – our staff, Board of Directors and volunteers – are deeply saddened be these tragedies. Our thoughts go out to affected families and communities as they navigate through these very difficult times. We will look to assist these sailing communities as they assess the accidents, and work together to prevent incidents like this in the future.
Hurricane Season: Resources for Sailors & Sailing Organizations
US Sailing has been watching the terrible consequences of these recent hurricanes to sailing communities in the Gulf Coast states, primarily Texas and Florida, as well as the U.S. Territories in the Caribbean.
Our thoughts go out to all of you who have been affected by these destructive storms. We stand by you during these difficult and challenging times as you look to recover and rebuild.
We are assembling special offers and discounts provided by our marine industry friends including Zim Sailing, Ronstan, Marlow Ropes and Jamestown Distributors. Check out these useful resources for preparation of and recovery from storms:
Expand Your Organization's Safety Standards
- Does your organization host big boat regattas that require Safety at Sea training?
- Do your members know what to do in crisis situations such as man overboard and heavy weather conditions?
- Is your organization interested in hosting a Safety at Sea course?
If so, check out our US Sailing Certified Safety at Sea Course Offerings.
CHAMPION RESPECT. END ABUSE.
SafeSport helps raise awareness about misconduct in sport, promote open dialogue and provide training and resources for our individual members, member organizations, athletes, coaches, parents and volunteers. When we work as a team, we can foster an environment to make our sport safe ― for everyone.