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Safe Boating Campaign Reminds Boaters To Boat Responsibly During National Safe Boating Week
Manassas, VA (May 9, 2019) – The National Safe Boating Council and its partners are kicking off the annual Safe Boating Campaign the weekend before Memorial Day with National Safe Boating Week held May 18-24, with important safety reminders for boaters as the busy boating season gears up. “We are…
Boating and Water Safety Resources Available
You don’t want to miss this opportunity for resources to support your boating and water safety efforts! From box sets to downloadable resources, the Safe Boating Campaign has you covered for all your outreach needs. Box Sets: Due to limited quantities, only one of each box set is available per…
Keep Your Edge, Take A Safe Boating Course
It may not feel like boating season yet for many of us, so keep your edge and take a safe boating course. Many education providers and partners offer discounts or other incentives for students who enroll in or complete a boating safety course during the week of March 17-23, 2019.…
#RSWI2019 Here’s What’s Happening
Ready, Set, Wear It Life Jacket Events teach 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! These events are hosted by Safe Boating Campaign partners around the world. Find an event or register…
2019 Safe Boating Campaign Worldwide Events
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 at Become A Partner. Browse campaign resources and more. Boating enthusiasts, always wear a life jacket and boat responsibly.…
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Be Prepared for Cold Weather Boating
When 51-year-old John Stravalle of Newburgh, NY headed out to go fishing on an early evening in January in Lackawaxen, PA, he never thought he’d find himself fighting for his life in 33-degree water. After attempting to retrieve his anchor he fell overboard from his canoe, and began the difficult…
Top 5 Reasons to Wear a Life Jacket
We’ve heard just about every excuse not to wear a life jacket. Here are the most common excuses with the top five reasons to wear a life jacket. 1. “I have life jackets on board.” Having life jackets on board the vessel is not enough. Accidents happen too fast to…
Now available – 2019 Boating Safety Calendar
The Safe Boating Campaign’s 2019 Boating Safety Calendar is now available! This calendar is a helpful guide for communications and public outreach opportunities – includes a month-by-month guide of boating safety topics and events. Download the 2019 Boating Safety Calendar on the Resources page. Original artwork is available by request…
More than 5,600 participated in #RSWI2018
More than 5,600 people around the world participated in Ready, Set, Wear It events during the 2019 summer boating season! Boaters gathered at family-friendly events around the world to inflate their own inflatable life jacket or to wear an inherently buoyant life jacket, helping to heighten awareness of boating safety…
Boating safety Tips for Labor Day
The Safe Boating Campaign, a worldwide effort focused on responsible boating led by the National Safe Boating Council, shares important boating safety tips for boaters to make the most of Labor Day weekend. “We believe wearing a life jacket is the simplest way to ensure the safety of you and…

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