To help spread the important message of safety awareness to as many people as possible, American Honda supports and works closely with several of the leading industry organizations.

Through training programs, legislative and governmental activities, publications, films and promotional events, these organizations improve and promote safe and responsible use of motorcycles, scooters, ATVs and personal watercraft.

Personal Watercraft

American Watercraft Association (AWA)
The American Watercraft Association (AWA) is the largest membership based organization of personal watercraft (PWC) owners and dealers in the world. The AWA preserves PWC access to America’s public waterways through their educational and grassroots efforts. In addition, the AWA promotes the safe operation of personal watercraft as well as provides law enforcement agencies with PWC rescue training and boat handling skills. Keep informed on all that is new in the PWC universe with the AWA members’ magazine, Ride. For more information, visit their website at www.awahq.org or call 800-913-2921.

Personal Watercraft Industry Assoc. (PWIA)
The Personal Watercraft Industry Association (PWIA) was formed in 1987 as an affiliate of the National Marine Manufacturers Association. It was created to bring together companies that manufacture personal watercraft (PWC) in order to promote safe and responsible operation of personal watercraft and work with federal, state and local agencies that have regulatory responsibilities for recreational boating. For issues concerning personal watercraft model legislation, boating safety and education, emissions, and sound or items of interest such as, quotes, articles and photos, visit their Web site at http://www.uscgboating.org.

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
Congress established the USCGA in 1939 to assist the Coast Guard in promoting boating safety. Auxiliarists assist the Coast Guard in non-law enforcement programs such as public education, vessel safety checks, safety patrols, search and rescue, marine environmental protection and Coast Guard Academy introduction programs for youth. Auxiliarists volunteer more than 2 million hours annually to benefit other boaters and their families. For more information visit their Web site at http://www.cgaux.org.
 
U.S. Power Squadron (USPS)
USPS is a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to making boating safer and more enjoyable by teaching classes in seamanship, navigation and related subjects. Its members are boating families who contribute to their communities by promoting safe boating through education. For information visit their Web site at http://www.usps.org.

Other sites you might want to visit:

International Jet Sports Boating Association

Boat Owner's Assoc. of the United States
http://www.boatus.com
 
BoatEd - the official boating safety course and certification test on-line
http://www.boat-ed.com