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Safe and Sober at Sea

Sea Tow Foundation’s North American Sober Skipper Advisory Council is now accepting membership nominations.
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The Sea Tow Foundation — the nonprofit founded in 2007 by Sea Tow founder Capt. Joe Frohnhoefer — has opened the nomination process for membership to its North American Sober Skipper Advisory Council.

Sea Tow Foundation executive director Gail R. Kulp said in a statement that council members have provided highly valuable insight regarding best practices and safety initiatives in recreational boating.

“The North American Sober Skipper Advisory Council has worked tirelessly to successfully raise awareness of boating safety,” said Kulp. “Their active engagement in promoting boating safety within their respective organizations while actively supporting other national initiatives has positively impacted and boosted awareness of boating safety efforts.”

Two years ago, the foundation launched the National Boating Industry Safety Awards to recognize the best boating safety work in the for-profit sector of the U.S. marine industry.

Kulp cited the wide-ranging recognition generated through the awards as another positive aspect of the program. “News coverage from the 2020 award winners alone earned more than 250,000 media impressions,” Kulp continued.

Five councilmembers complete their two-year terms in May. The organization seeks to replace two manufacturer posts and welcomes nominees from marine media, boating associations and the paddle sports segment to round out the council.

Nominations will be accepted through April 30, with appointees serving two-year terms through June 1, 2023. Current members can be seen here.

Click here for more information and an online application. 

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