Sports & Utility Boats (SUBs)
Important Paddlesports Links
The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary is committed to reminding all recreational boaters to:
BOAT SMART FROM THE START, WEAR YOUR PFD
Smart Start For Paddlers
Pamela Dillon, Executive Director email@example.com
7432 Alban Station Boulevard, Suite B 232, Springfield, VA 22150
Join for just $29 per year and you’ll help protect our Nation’s waterways, promote safety, education and instruction, and become part of the country’s oldest waterway-based conservation organization. Plus, you’ll receive a year’s subscription to Paddler magazine absolutely free!
Professional Paddlesports Association www.propaddle.com
WHO IS PPA?
The Professional Paddlesports Association is the premier nonprofit trade association serving the Paddlesports industry. PPA represents leading Paddlesports businesses. Our members include outfitters, liveries, retailers, manufacturers and other professionals involved in Paddlesports. Our members are your link to the water.
7432 Alban Station Blvd. Suite B-232
Springfield, VA 22150
800-789-2202 toll free
General Information e-mail ... firstname.lastname@example.org
Matt Menashes, Executive
Julie Phillips-Turner, Communications ...email@example.com
PPA Board of Directors
Mike Prom, President and North-Central Regional Director ... firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike Cichanowski, Vice President, Vendor Director ... email@example.com
American Whitewater www.americanwhitewater.org
20 Battery Park Ave, Suite 302
Asheville, NC 28801
The mission of the American Whitewater is to conserve and restore America's whitewater resources and to enhance opportunities to enjoy them safely.
Whitewater safety is central to our mission.
Accident analysis (AW
Accident Database) is the keystone to our success in focusing awareness on
the most current whitewater safety issues and to providing ever evolving, safety
Safety Code). The AW Journal and now this web site, share the lessons
learned from accidents and have been one of whitewater's primary sources of
information on the latest safety equipment and rescue procedures since 1954. We
regularly advise legislative bodies and river managers on the best ways to
educate whitewater users, which helps everyone enjoy our rivers safely. Formal
risk management is part all of our program areas enhancing safety and reducing
liability risks for all.
Activities fall into five main areas.
EDUCATION: Through publication of its magazine, American Whitewater, and by other means, AW provides information and education about whitewater rivers, boating safety, technique, and equipment.
CONSERVATION: AW maintains a complete national inventory of whitewater rivers, monitors threats to those rivers, publishes information on river conservation, provides technical advice to local groups, works with government agencies, and --when necessary -- takes legal action to prevent river abuse. Clink the link for Conservation information.
AW organizes sporting events, contests and festivals to raise funds for river
conservation, including the Ocoee Whitewater Rodeo in Tennessee and the annual
Gauley River Festival in West Virginia, the largest gathering of whitewater
boaters in the nation. Clink the link for upcoming
SAFETY: AW promotes paddling safety, publishes reports on whitewater accidents, and maintains both a uniform national ranking system for whitewater rivers (the International Scale of Whitewater Difficulty) as well as an internationally recognized whitewater safety code. Clink the link for the AW Safety Code.
RIVER ACCESS: To assure public access to whitewater rivers AW arranges for river access through private lands by negotiation or purchase, seeks to protect the right of public passage on all rivers and streams navigable by kayak or canoe, and resists unjustified restrictions on government-managed whitewater rivers. Clink the link for Access information or River Tools specific river information.19) or find books and videos aimed at
Click this link for information on how to Join American Whitewater
RATLINES - Great General Boating Safety and USCG Aux Info
TAPS - The Trade
Association of Paddlesports
PO Box 6353
Olympia, WA 98507
Fax: (360) 352-0784
TAPS is the only trade association in the world whose sole mission is the commerce of Paddlesports. Our members are the industry leaders in providing you with the best in paddling equipment, services, and experiences no matter what your skill level may be.
Our mission is to provide you with the fastest access to Paddlesports businesses, products, services, and events in your area, as well as recent developments in the sport of paddling. To that end, the Trade Association of Paddlesports is the oldest continuous producer of paddling events in North America.
Have fun, paddle responsibly, and we hope to see you out
on the water!
Please check out our new consumer website:
Paddling.net: Canoeing and Kayaking Info
|Paddling.net is ... a great source for information on canoeing and kayaking. From Buyers' Guides for canoes, kayaks and accessories to articles, classifieds, photos, outfitters, dealers and so much more! www.paddling.net|
USRowing 201 S. Capitol Ave.,
Indianapolis, IN 46225 Fax: (317) 237-5646
USRowing is a nonprofit membership organization recognized by the United States Olympic Committee as the national governing body for the sport of rowing in the United States. USRowing selects, trains and manages the teams that represent the U.S. in international competition, including the World Championships, Pan American Games and Olympics.
To speak with USRowing directly, please call our toll free, member services line at 1-800-314-4ROW (4769) or e-mail or member services center at firstname.lastname@example.org Our office is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time).
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