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Season 7 – 2023 Shoots Are a Wrap
America's Boating Channel's Marty and Sari Lafferty Lafferty returned to Savannah to shoot videos for 6 of Season 7's 12 videos with our club's Field Director, Charlie Saytanides (top photo), and our "Tybee Light Players" cast of 26 members, children, and friends.
Bookended by the April 29 pre-production meeting hosted by P/C Andy and Pam Anderson and the May 4 post-production sunset cruise and pizza party, our Season 7 experience was fantastic. We had a lot of fun and always learn things when we participate in the production of training videos that help promote safe, fun recreational boating. For example, this year there was an added plus, as we experienced drone operator, Steve Troletti, shoot scenes of the Savannah River inlet with the north and south jetties (bottom photo).
Our titles were:
Script 2 - Slips, Trips, and Falls
Script 3 - Partner in Command
Script 4 - Disembarking Hazards
Script 6 - Engine Failure Causes and Cures
Script 8 - Tying Dock Lines
Script 10 - Marine Radio Etiquette
For the inside story and more photos, see our May 2023 Beacon newsletter.
Back by Popular Demand in 2022
After our successful Season 5 debut in 2021, our club volunteered to help America's Boating Channel in the production of 6 Season 6 videos. From the pre-production meeting (see photo) on March 7 to the "that's a wrap" on March 14, our members and America's Boating Channel's Marty and Sari Lafferty enjoyed every moment.
Our titles were:
Script 1 - Fire Extinguisher Regulations
Script 2 - Defensive Boating
Script 4 - Commercial Traffic
Script 7 - Boat Operator Responsibilities
Script 9 - Electronic Visual Distress Signals
Script 10 - Capacity Compliance
All of our videos have now been released. To view them, click on the links or on each video's image below. For more videos, subscribe to America's Boating Channel today!
Our 2021 Debut
In 2021, America's Boating Channel's Season 5 produced 10 new full-length boating safety videos, and our club is featured in 8 of them.
To view the videos in which we were involved, click on each video's image below. Enjoy!
For the inside story, see our May 2021 Beacon and July/August Beacon newsletters. Or view the video of 2021 Cdr. Andy Anderson's comments, which was presented by America's Boating Channel at the USPS/ABClub August 2021 Governing Board meeting. Click here... Andy's comments begin at the 7-minute mark.
America's Boating Channel received the International Boating and Water Safety Summit 2022 Communication Award for Public Service Announcements for its Season 5 videos. Click to learn more about IBWSS.