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The Sea Tow Foundation — the nonprofit founded in 2007 by Sea Tow founder Capt. Joe Frohnhoefer — said it opened the nomination process for new council members for its North American Sober Skipper Advisory Council.

In a statement, Sea Tow Foundation executive director Gail R. Kulp said the council’s purpose is “to provide highly valued insight, best practices and recommendations regarding recreational boating safety initiatives, including its own Sober Skipper program, which encourages boaters to be or to designate a sober skipper.”

Frohnhoefer, who died in 2015, started the foundation to raise awareness of preventable boating accidents that cause injuries or death, many of which are alcohol-related. The council addresses prevention and safe boating practices through education and awareness.

Last year, 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.

The foundation is accepting nominations to the Sober Skipper Advisory Council through May 1, with appointees serving two-year terms through June 30, 2022.

“We look forward to appointing new members, with the goal to further develop representation throughout the for-profit sector of the recreational boating industry,” Kulp said. “By working with key industry leaders, we will strengthen overall boating safety initiatives, with the bottom-line goal to help reduce the number of boating accidents and fatalities on our nation’s waterways.”

An online application is available here.

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