Raleigh, NC, 9 November 2016 – The United States Power Squadrons (USPS) announces the debut of its streaming media video focused on stopping and holding position in its Digital Media Library (DML) online at www.uspsdml.org and as a free mobile app.
The new “Stopping and Holding Position” video shows viewers how to hold the position of their boats near an object in the water for at least a minute within two boat lengths.
Viewers will also learn how to bring their boats from idle speed to a complete stop within one boat length.
Also featured are special tips such as how to turn the bows or sterns of boats into the wind or current and use their engines to maintain position, and how to back boats in a predetermined direction for five boat lengths.
Along with the new video, the USPS DML is adding a related boater education slideshow on Marine Radar 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, the first and only LED Visual Distress Signal Device that meets US Coast Guard requirements to completely 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: www.boatus.com
Discover Boating Website: www.discoverboating.com
Weems & Plath Website: www.weems-plath.com