2018 International Rescue Water Craft Conference

The dates have been announced for the annual International Rescue Water Craft Conference. The conference takes place in Morro Bay, California from March 10-17 in 2018. The conference is open to the public. Morro Bay is known as the rescue water craft training capitol of the world because the bay provides the perfect training grounds for those who dare.

The 2018 conference is sponsored by the Rescue Water Craft Association (RWCA) [even though “watercraft” is one word – Ed.] and the Wake of Fame Awards. The conference is week long event that encompasses training, community topics of interest, awards presentations, and also provides a great atmosphere to network.

The RWCA is operated for charity purposes only. It is here to serve, advance, and promote a safe professional standard of operations for both recreational boaters and professionals. The organization provides education and training internationally and in the United States. The RWCA also recognizes efforts of responders and partners through its unique program, the Wake of Fame Awards. The organizations retain the status of 501 (3) (c).

The mission of the Rescue Water Craft Association is to bring together members who represent the water rescue community both internationally and stateside. Their focus is to keep all water craft users up to date on new practices and what is happening in the world of water safety. RWCA manages this through outreach programs and continuing education. The RWCA serves as the leader in standard operating procedures when it comes to safe boating and water rescue operations. The group offers accredited certified training programs to all water enthusiasts. Another item of importance is to reduce the number of deaths and accidents on waterways. The organization keeps its standards up to date and wants you do the same. Attend the conference!

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Ocean Priselac

An avid mountain and bodyboarder who lives by "if you don't go, you'll never know," with an affinity for wildlife and animal rescue; surf forecasting is a huge part of Ocean's life and was a winner in Red Bull's Project Swell several years ago. The 2014 LB2CAT was her first jet ski competition and can't wait to do it again!

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