October 21, 2021
Cold-water immersion is the cause of many boating-related fatalities. The danger increases as water temperature decreases below normal body temperature (98.6° F). Dos and Don’ts of Cold Water Boating • Do make sure everyone is wearing a life jacket. Even experienced swimmers will experience shock within one minute in the…
October 15, 2021
National Safe Boating Week will be held from May 21-27, 2022, reminding all boaters to brush up on boating safety skills and prepare for the boating season. This observance week is the annual kick-off of the Safe Boating Campaign, a global awareness effort that encourages boaters to make the most…
October 10, 2021
Manufacturer’s recommendations from the Life Jacket Association for cleaning and storing your life jacket or personal flotation device (PFD): Inflatable life jacket: Hand wash or sponge down in warm, soapy water, taking care not to submerge the inflator. Rinse your PFD with clean water and hang to dry on a…
October 4, 2021
Join us on May 21, 2021 for Wear Your Life Jacket at Work Day! This fun holiday promotes life jacket awareness and use. There are many different comfortable options that work for your boating activity of choice – hunting, fishing, paddling, or boating!
October 1, 2021
At its heart, the Safe Boating Campaign is a grassroots effort that collaborates with partners around the world to share about safe boating in their local communities through events, social media, workshops, and more. Safety on the water is everyone’s responsibility. We are thankful for each partner for their support in building…
September 7, 2021
This blog post is part of a series celebrating the remarkable work of our Safe Boating Campaign partners! We interviewed Jeff Moag with the Water Sports Foundation (WSF) to learn about their boating and life jacket safety efforts. WSF is the non-profit extension of the Water Sports Industry Association founded on the premise that “a safer boating culture saves lives and that more should be done to reduce senseless boating casualties.”
August 31, 2021
The Safe Boating Campaign, a worldwide effort focused on responsible boating led by the National Safe Boating Council, shares key tips for boaters to responsibly enjoy the high boating-traffic Labor Day weekend.
August 30, 2021
Each year, Safe Boating Campaign partners around the world work together towards one goal of helping create a safe boating experience for all boaters. Partners serve and educate their local communities by hosting events, safety trainings, and other various outreach programs and efforts. Theresa DaBiere-Craig and her team at the Sean Craig Memorial Fund are some of those special partners who deserve recognition for their outstanding work this summer in reaching their community in upstate New York.
August 27, 2021
Good Jibes is a partnership with our friends at Latitude 38 Magazine and Ryan Foland with the Safe Boating Campaign, and it brings to life the world of sailing through the eyes of a West Coast sailor. If you are into sailing, or curious to learn more, check out the first three episodes below. You can hop on board and subscribe!
August 19, 2021
The National Safe Boating Council, the lead organization for the annual Safe Boating Campaign, encourages boaters to wear a life jacket and submit a photo or video for a chance to win a prize – and be featured in a public service announcement! Entry rules and additional information is available at https://safeboatingcampaign.com/ambassador/.