New Statewide Harbor Ladder Requirement

On Wednesday, the Alaska Beacon reported that the Alaska Senate approved House Bill 345, which requires the ladders in all harbor projects that receive money from the state’s harbor facility grant fund. 

This doesn’t directly impact the ASC (we already have safety ladders, and we don’t receive money from the SOA harbor facility grant fund), but it’s good news after a year of several high-profile drownings in harbors.

It’s always important to remember that time on the dock is more risky than time sailing on the lake. (That assumes that you always wear your lifejacket while sailing, which is required when using ASC club boats or participating in our regattas.) The best way to mitigate this risk is to put on your lifejacket before heading out to your boat rather than waiting until you’re in the boat.

Here’s the link to the article from the Alaska Beacon:


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