RBAW is proud to lead the #MindTheZone campaign on Lake Union

Raising awareness of the summer seaplane zone among all lake users

Power - Sail - Paddle


RBAW, NMTA and other coalition members meet with Mayor Harrell for update on preserving critical Seattle Harbor Patrol resources

Click HERE for our last written communication in 2021 - the coalition let the Mayor get settled into his new position and we agreed to follow up this summer.

A New Day for Lakebay Marina - Hillary Franz and Bob Wise visit. Key Peninsula News Article

Who is RBAW, #MindTheZone and RBAW Lobbyist update!!

Our friends at Waggoner Guide invited us to give you an update on our current Lake Union campaign and let you know about what's on RBAW's plate related to recreational boating advocacy.  Click HERE to replay the 6/30 webcast!

Check out the Waggoner Guide website - books, maps, flotilla's . .. oh my!

Watercraft Excise Tax Depreciation Schedule Impact on Vessel Registrations 

RBAW will be testifying in a DOR public meeting on Tuesday, 7/19 at 10am, in support of our position that the current depreciation schedule does not accurately represent boat values in out years.

Click HERE to join the public meeting  at 10am on 7/19/22

Click HERE to see the DOR response to our petition.  

Derelict Vessel Inventory and Funding | WA - DNR

Legislature approves targeting 25 percent of Watercraft Excise Tax funds toward Derelict Vessel Removal Program

A huge thanks to our House and Senate bill sponsors – Rep. Dave Paul (D-Oak Harbor/10th Dist.) and Rep. Dan Griffey (R-Union/35th Dist.) in the House and Sens. Liz Lovelett (D-Anacortes/40th Dist.) and Ron Muzzall (R-Island County/10th Dist.).  A huge thanks to Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz and the folks at DNR who have partnered so well with us.

DNR Fact Sheet

Linda Newland steering an outboard

Linda Newland - 2022 Leadership in Women's Sailing Award

BoatUS and NWSA honor RBAW's own Secretary - and longtime member, with the annual award recognizing an individual for educating and enriching the lives of women through sailing.  Congratulations Linda, so well deserved!

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