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New CT Law Raises Age, Strengthens Education for Towing People While Boating, Responding to Tragedy

Emily Fedorko, a 16-year-old from Greenwich who died in a water-skiing related accident last summer, is the namesake of “Emily’s Law,” which, at the urging of her parents, was approved by the state legislature this year and signed into law by Governor Malloy. It prohibits children under-16 from piloting watercraft towing skiers or tubers, raising the age from 13, and requires a related safety course that specifically includes towing instruction.

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Towing Safety Video

Please watch and share this valuable safety video for towing inflatables, produced by the WSIA. Safety and etiquette is outlined so that everyone will enjoy a fun and safe day on the water.