PORPA’s core mission is to promote SAFE boating.  We do this in a number of ways:

  • Promoting safety training from recognized institutions like World Rowing.
  • Public education like the boater safety course we sponsored
  • Providing safety boats for events
  • Requiring demonstrated safety knowledge and skill before participating in any PORPA event
  • Encouraging each other to continually improve our skills and awareness
  • Association's Certifications for type of activity


Our Coxwains are our onsite safety leaders which is why we train them to always be aware of Safety Issues around them.


USRowing Safety

We encourage al our members, visitors, volunteers and guests to watch the USRowing safety video.