Don’t miss these 2018 Safe Boating Campaign events

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Lots of fun events planned for the 2018 summer boating season! Join the Safe Boating Campaign in promoting boating and life jacket safety to boaters around the world. Resources for these events and more available at

May 18: Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day

Wear your life jacket, snap a picture while at work and share on social media with the hashtags #lifejacket2work and #safeboating. Photos may be shared directly to

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.

May 19-25: National Safe Boating Week

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. Share on social media with #safeboatingweek and #safeboating.

Plan a local event in your community with template resources for proclamation, media advisory, press release, posters and more!

May 19, June 9, July 7, August 11: Ready, Set, Wear It events

Participate in one of four Ready, Set, Wear It events hosted by the Safe Boating Campaign to raise awareness about the importance of wearing a life jacket (May 19, June 9, July 7, and August 11). Previously only one event during National Safe Boating Week, Ready, Set, Wear It is now offered four times throughout the summer to offer even more opportunities for grassroots support of the campaign.

The event with the most participants on each event day will receive a prize! A worldwide tally will be taken at the end of the summer, and the event with the most participants will receive a grand prize.

So, grab your safe boating friends and make a friendly challenge to others that your Ready, Set, Wear It event will be the biggest and best ever! Remember to use the hashtag #RSWI2018.

Other Events

The Safe Boating Campaign will have a presence at community events throughout the summer, such as The Honor Connor 5K and Smile Mile in North Richland Hills, TX, on May 26 and Rock the River in Fredericksburg, VA, on June 2.