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Do’s and Don’ts of Cold-Water Boating
Cold-water immersion is the cause of many boating-related fatalities. The danger increases as water temperature decreases below normal body temperature (98.6o F). For more information on boating in cold water, visit coldwaterbootcampusa.org. Dos and Don’ts of Cold-Water Boating • Do make sure everyone is wearing a life jacket. Even experienced…
Tips for Off-Season Boat & Gear Storage
Here are our tips that could save you time, money, and maybe a pesky headache when you’re ready to take the boat out next season! It is important to perform some maintenance before storing your boat and boating gear for winter. Boat Storage Boat battery. Remove your battery and store it…
New Animated Video PSAs
New animated videos are available from the Safe Boating Campaign! Watch the playlist on Facebook, view on Vimeo, or watch on YouTube.
Fall Boating is Here
Fall is one of the best times to go boating. As families continue to social distance, many predict the increase in boaters on the water will continue through the fall. Here are some ways you can enjoy boating safely this fall. 1. Fishing and hunting. Fall is one of the…
Safety Reminders for Labor Day Weekend
Safe Boating Campaign Shares Safety Reminders for Labor Day Weekend MANASSAS, Va. (AUGUST 25, 2020) – As the official end of summer approaches with Labor Day weekend, the Safe Boating Campaign, a worldwide effort focused on responsible boating, reminds boaters to follow safety guidelines, always wear a life jacket and…
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Partner Profile: Alaska Office of Boating Safety
This blog post is part of a series celebrating the great work of our Safe Boating Campaign partners. The Alaska Office of Boating Safety’s Kids Don’t Float Life Jacket Loaner Board Program started in 1996 in Homer, Alaska and now extends to many far corners of the state. These loaner…
Infographic Available: New Life Jacket Label
Did you know there is a new life jacket label? The label is being phased in and you may see it printed on the inside of a new life jacket. The new label DOES NOT make obsolete life jackets with the old label. Always look for a life jacket that is U.S. Coast Guard approved.
Partner Profile: Sea Tow Foundation
This blog post is part of a series celebrating the great work of our Safe Boating Campaign partners. Since 2008, the Sea Tow Foundation has distributed thousands of life jackets to local businesses and organizations in order to help recreational boaters stay safe while having fun on the water. The…
Life Jacket Zone Outdoor Sign
Remind boaters to wear a life jacket with a life jacket zone sign. These heavy-duty plastic signs use UV-resistant ink and are 12″ x 12″. Each sign is 1/8″ thick, has rounded corners, and has two drilled holes for easy mounting.
Become a Boating Safety Advocate
For those who love to geek out over words – according to Webster’s dictionary – an advocate is one who pleads the cause of another, who defends or maintains a cause, or who supports or promotes the interests of a cause or group. The Safe Boating Campaign is a worldwide…

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