NOWS Program Archives

This page contains articles and presentations that have been written or shared during different stages of the NOWS Program.

National On-Water Standards Project update provided to National Boating Safety Advisory Council (NBSAC).  This presentation was provided by Joanne Dorval, On-Water Standards Project Administrator during the 95th meeting of NBSAC on April 21, 2016.  It provides a current status on the overall project.   Click here to view the presentation.

USCG Policy Shift in Recreational Sphere: On-Water Instruction for Recreational Licenses.  This article appeared in the Spring 2015 issue of Boating Briefs, the proceedings of the The Maritime Law Association of the United States Committee on Recreational Boating. Click here to read the article.

National Sailing Programs Symposium Keynote

(January 2015) 

This presentation was provided to participants at the National Sailing Symposium to provide them with an update on the status of the National On-Water Standards Project.  Click here to view the presentation. 

USCG National Recognition System (with OUPV License Umbrella) for recreational boating safety education.  This presentation was provided on April 30, 2015 during the Maritime Law Association of the United States Committee on Recreational Boating annual meeting. Click here to view the presentation.