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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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Join us on August 11 to spread the word about boating safety
It’s not too late to get involved in the Safe Boating Campaign! Grab some friends, your life jackets, and get ready for some #safeboating fun on the final Ready, Set, Wear It event of the summer on August 11. Ready, Set, Wear It events raise awareness about the importance of always…
Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day takes over social media
Participants shared photos while at work in their life jackets with #lifejacket2work – and it turns out that #safeboating looks good on everyone!
Planning a National Safe Boating Week event? We gotcha covered.
Every year, boating and water safety advocates around the world team up to promote and educate people on the importance of safe boating and life jacket use during National Safe Boating Week. This year’s event, which will be held May 19-25, is the official kickoff of the annual Safe Boating…
National Safe Boating Week is around the corner
On May 19, the 60th annual National Safe Boating Week kicks off, and the message is all about boating safety. We are passionate to educate our communities about safety. It saves lives! Join us in our mission to spread the safety message by planning an event in your community to…
NOAA’s National Weather Service and National Safe Boating Council team up for National Safe Boating Week
The National Safe Boating Council (NSBC) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA’s) National Weather Service have teamed up to promote new weather and boating safety public service announcements during National Safe Boating Week, held May 19-25, 2018. The goal of these PSAs is to ensure that Americans have…

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