RaftUp App Announces New 911-Compatible Boating Safety Feature

RaftUp Technologies recently announced the launch of a new first-responder and 911 web safety tool called EyeRescue built in partnership with the Osage Beach Missouri Fire Department and Osage Beach 911, which services the popular Lake of the Ozarks.

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With its new EyeRescue "SOS" feature, the RaftUp app does more than just connect boaters on the water.

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BoatUS Releases New Must-Watch Boat Onboard Fire Video

Capturing three different intentionally set powerboat fires of three different origins—electrical, engine compartment and cabin—a new five-minute video from the nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water is essential viewing for anyone who owns a powerboat. The resulting safety report called “Findings 55” from the video of the same name is part of a long-running educational series devoted to boating-safety topics, according to a press release from BoatUS, the nation’s largest organization of recreational boat owners.

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Enough is Enough: Torrente Calls for Focus on Safety

Fortunately last week I found myself heading home from the final race of the 2016 F1 H2O World Championship with a victory in the Grand Prix of Sharjah—my first win racing for the Dubai-based Victory Team’s newly formed F1 H2O outfit. It was a great way to close out the season even though I finished runner-up in the overall standings to three-time defending champ Philippe Chiappe.

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American Shaun Torrente of Victory Team won the Grand Prix of Sharjah, the final race of the 2016 F1 H2O world championship, and finished second overall to France's Philippe Chiappe (read the story). Photo courtesy Vittorio Ubertone/Idea Marketing (click to enlarge).

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VooDoo Luck: Surviving an Offshore Race Crash

When Tony Canale of Buford, Ga., upgraded the canopy on his 35-foot Fountain Powerboats raceboat following the 2015 offshore racing season, he didn’t envision putting it to the test less than a year later. But that’s exactly what happened last Sunday during the Super Boat International Brighthouse Clearwater National Championships in Clearwater, Fla.

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The VooDoo Offshore Racing team’s 35-foot Fountain gets towed in after an accident at the SBI National Championships in Clearwater, Fla., on Sunday. Photo by Jay Nichols/Naples Image (click image to enlarge).

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