The K38 International Safety Summit readies in Hawaii

Rescue craft and company : photo Tom Stone

Water Safety

The K38 International Safety Summit readies in Hawaii

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 2 December, 2008 : - - The K38 International Safety Summit is a gathering of administrative professionals, recreational enthusiast, and educators involved in boating safety, specific to the use of Personal Watercraft (PWC) or Rescue Water Craft (RWC).

The Summit was created to bring these groups together to share ideas, address rules & regs, national education standards, advancing the technology & application, issues in the line up (tow-surfing), as well as training techniques and experiences to further enhance the development and the applicable use (properly) of these unique small vessels.

Kanalu K38 a non-profit affiliate of the National Safe Boating Council is the ‘Ohana host for 2008. Kanalu K38 will support our ‘Aha Hui community outreach by sharing educational philosophies and programs relative to national/international organizations/agencies, and K38 affiliates addressing topics of Personal Watercraft (jetski) use specific to the Hawaiian Islands.

The K38 International Safety Summit – December 4-12th, 2008 Locations: Pai’a, Maui Community College, and the Northeastern Coastline of Maui

Confirmed Attendees: Bill Gossard (National Transportation Safety Board), John Donaldson (Kawasaki Marketing, USA), Representatives of American Watercraft Assoc., Archie Kalepa – Ocean Safety, Maui, Pake Ah Mow – KanaluK38/Ocean Safety PWC Operator, Darrick Donner and Buzzy Kerbox (originators of tow-surfing), DOCARE, Hayden Aluli (Attorney), Shawn Alladio (founder K38), United States Coast Guard, K38 International, and more.

K38 Small Kine Gathering
AWA & Summit Registration (Meet your K38 Ohana)
Thursday, December 4, 2008 (4:00pm – 8:00pm)
Location: Flatbread Pizza – Pai’a, Maui

K38 International Opening Celebration - Welcome to the K38 International Summit!
Friday, December 5, 2008 (5:00pm – 9:00pm)
Location: TBA at registration (Flatbread Pizza) or contact 808-561-5663
Special Guests Invocation: LAMAKU O KA NA’AUAO (Tom Pohaku Stone)

Kanalu K38 Practical Basic Boating Certification Course (No Fee)
Saturday-Sunday December 6-7, 2008 (9:00am – 5:00pm)
Location: Kahului Harbor or Kanaha Beach Park

Kanalu K38 Summit Discussion Panels
Monday-Tuesday Dec 8-9 (8:00 – 3:30):
Maui Community College: Multi-Purpose Room in the Pilina Building

Kanalu K38 Instructor Course (Invitation Only)
Wednesday-Friday, December 10-11th, 2008 (On water activities; mandatory meeting to follow)
Day One 9:00am to 5:00pm
Day Two 9:00am to 5:00pm