Water safety reminders as boating season begins

Recreational boating is a popular pastime in Washington. In fact, nearly 225,000 vessels were registered in 2023. Washington State Parks Recreational Boating Safety Program offers the following boating safety tips: Always Wear a Life Jacket. Wearing a life jacket and encouraging others to do the same is the single most important step to staying safe….

Headed out on your boat? Remember to pump out your sewage

Planning some time on your boat as summer kicks off? A reminder not to empty your boat’s holding tank into Puget Sound or inland waters. Puget Sound is a No Discharge Zone, meaning that vessels in the Sound can’t release sewage, either raw or treated. This doesn’t just apply to commercial vessels, it applies to…

Reminder: Free boat safety class for kids March 5 at Edmonds Yacht Club

The Edmonds Yacht Club is hosting a Boat Safety Class for children ages 4-9 at noon Sunday, March 5 at the Edmonds Yacht Club, 326 Admiral Way, Edmonds. The class is free to children and their parents and registration is now open. The first 30 children registered will each receive a free life preserver. This…

State fire marshal offers safety tips for boaters

As the state’s boating season continues and more residents navigate the waters for fun and sun, the Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office ask that you voyage responsibly and safely. Fires that occur on boats can spread quickly and present unique response challenges due to hazardous conditions and limited access. According to a 2020 report by…

Happening nearby: Mini hydroplane races this weekend at Silver Lake in Everett

The Seattle Outboard Association will be hosting two days of outboard hydroplane races this weekend at Thornton A. Sullivan Park located on Silver Lake in south Everett. Races are free to watch and will take place from roughly 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5. The association’s first annual…

First in series of safe boating seminars set for Feb. 7 at Edmonds Yacht Club

With the goal of promoting boating safety and awareness, the Edmonds Yacht Club and the Port of Edmonds are offering free seminars in 2022 designed to benefit experienced boaters, novice boaters, those who enjoy small watercraft (such as kayakers and wind surfers), and the general public. The first seminar, rescheduled from January, will be Monday, Feb….

Edmonds U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary installs new flotilla commander

The Edmonds Flotilla Number 2 of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary installed a new flotilla commander in a virtual Change of Watch ceremony earlier this month. Jean Muir of Innis Arden assumed command, relieving Edmonds resident Kevin Coulombe. The Edmonds flotilla is part of the U.S. Coast Guard District 13, division 1. The flotilla was…

First in series of free safe boating seminars set for Jan. 10 in Edmonds

Promoting boating safety and awareness, the Edmonds Yacht Club and the Port of Edmonds is offering free, casual and informative seminars again in 2022.  The first is scheduled for Monday, Jan. 10. The seminars will benefit experienced boaters, novice boaters, those who enjoy small watercraft (such as kayakers and wind surfers), and the general public….