Raleigh, NC, 14 November 2016 – The United States Power Squadrons® (USPS) announces the debut of its streaming media video focused on pivot turns in its Digital Media Library (DML) online at www.uspsdml.org and as a free mobile app available at Google Play.
The new “Pivot Turn” video shows viewers how to turn their boats by safely executing a pivot turn of at least 180-degrees within a space of 1-to-2 boat lengths.
Viewers will learn how to alternate turning their helms from one side to the other while in neutral and smoothly shifting into forward and reverse gears at idle speed to complete their pivot turns.
Also featured are special tips such as keeping an eye on a fixed point on the shore to help ensure that the boat does not go too far forward or backward as it turns, how to adjust for strong wind or current, and how to stop a pivot turn.
Along with the new video, the USPS DML is unveiling a new Animations section of the digital media library as well as several new safe boating images.
The USPS Digital Media Library is produced under a grant from the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund administered by the US Coast Guard.
The United States Power Squadrons is the premier boating organization dedicated to “Safe Boating through Education” since 1914.
The USPS DML has as its partner BoatUS and is cosponsored by Discover Boating with a contribution from Weems & Plath.
As a USPS DML Partner, the Boat Owners Association of the United States (BoatUS) has been looking after the interests of recreational boaters since its founding in 1966.
BoatUs is the nation’s largest organization of recreational boat owners, with over half a million dues-paying members.
BoatUS provides a diverse offering of marine services for the recreational boater.
As a USPS DML Sponsor, Discover Boating is a public awareness effort managed by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) on behalf of the North American recreational boating industry.
Discover Boating programs focus on increasing participation and creating interest in recreational boating by demonstrating the benefits, affordability, and accessibility of the boating lifestyle.
As a USPS DML Contributor, Weems & Plath offers the SOS Distress Light, an LED visual distress signal Device that meets US Coast Guard requirements to replace traditional pyrotechnic flares.
USPS Digital Media Library Website: www.uspsdml.org
United States Power Squadrons Website: www.USPS.org
US Coast Guard Website: www.uscgboating.org
BoatUS Website: boatus.com
Discover Boating Website: discoverboating.com
Weems & Plath Website: weems-plath.com