2021 Safe Boating Campaign Important Dates

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The Safe Boating Campaign is a worldwide effort focused on responsible boating, encouraging boaters to always wear a life jacket while on the water.

Campaign organization partners, be sure to register under the Become A Partner tab. You can also browse campaign resources and start planning!

Real boaters always wear a life jacket and boat responsibly. Safety on the water is everyone’s responsibility. Join the conversation on social media @BoatingCampaign.

Worldwide Events

Wear Your Life Jacket at Work Day | May 21, 2021: Hosted by the National Safe Boating Council, this annual event is a fun, educational way to heighten life jacket awareness and highlight the various styles just prior to the official launch of the Safe Boating Campaign. Anyone can join in this fun event! Wear your life jacket at work – whether that’s home, the office, in a suit, or in your jammies – and snap a picture! Share on social media with the hashtags #lifejacketatwork and #safeboating. Be sure to tag us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with @BoatingCampaign.

National Safe Boating Week | May 22-28, 2021: The Safe Boating Campaign kicks off the weekend before Memorial Day with National Safe Boating Week and continues throughout the year with various events and activities. Find partners in your local community who support the Safe Boating Campaign and learn how you can get involved in outreach events. Remember, any time you’re boating, set the example for others and always wear a life jacket and boat responsibly. Follow us on social media @BoatingCampaign throughout the week for tips, contests, and more!

Ready, Set, Wear It | Dates Vary by Local Partners: Previously only offered on select dates throughout the summer, Ready, Set, Wear It is now implemented by campaign partners on various dates throughout the summer boating season. This family-friendly event teaches boaters about the importance of always wearing a life jacket, along with helpful care and maintenance information. With a bit of fun along the way! This may be a standalone event or incorporated into other local outreach efforts. #RSWI