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North American Safe Boating Campaign Reminds Boaters to Boat Responsibly Labor Day Weekend
Labor Day marks the last big summer hurrah for many people, with boaters enjoying beautiful waterways with families and friends. However, a fun day on the water could go wrong in an instant. “My friend Conner and I were thrown from our boat due to a hydraulic steering part failure,…
Sport Fisherman Shares About Close Call Boat Accident in New PSA
Sport fishermen Hunter Bland and Conner Young of the University of Florida Bass Fishing Team were almost seriously injured when they were thrown from their boat during a tournament in early 2017. Now, Bland is sharing about their close call in a video PSA from the National Safe Boating Council.…
North American Safe Boating Campaign Supports Operation Dry Water, Never Boat Under the Influence
Boating is a fun and social activity, but can end fatally if done while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Boating under the influence, or BUI, is the leading contributing factor in recreational boater deaths, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. “The July 4 holiday is around the corner, and…
Boating Safety Tips for Fourth of July High-Boating Traffic Weekend
The Fourth of July holiday is the highest-boating traffic weekend of the summer. The National Safe Boating Council, a lead organization of the North American Safe Boating Campaign, encourages boaters to be responsible at all times while on the water. “Every time I speak with someone affected by a boating…
National Safe Boating Week Impact on Recreational Boaters
On behalf of the North American Safe Boating Campaign, the National Safe Boating Council is extremely proud of each of you for your support during National Safe Boating Week, held from May 20-26, 2017! This annual boating safety effort reached boaters around the world with safe boating messages on social…
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Ready, Set, Wear It! Results Coming Soon
Thousands participated worldwide in Ready, Set, Wear It! A Life Jacket World Record Day, organized by the North American Safe Boating Campaign. This event is part of the campaign’s efforts to promote boating safety and voluntary, consistent wear of life jackets while boating. From marinas to in-store events, Ready, Set, Wear It! took…
Boating Safety Advocates Across North America Promote Safe and Responsible Boating During National Safe Boating Week
What looks like a perfect day for boating can quickly become hazardous if someone ends up in the water. Boating safety advocates across the United States and Canada have teamed up to promote safe and responsible boating – including consistent life jacket wear every time boaters are on the water…
2017 North American Safe Boating Campaign Kicks Off This Month: Events, Social Media, and More
We’re excited about the 2017 North American Safe Boating Campaign kick off with Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day, Ready, Set, Wear It! and National Safe Boating Week just two weeks away! Thank you to all our new and returning partners as we continue sharing the importance of responsible boating,…
Spread Safe Boating Through the 2017 Grassroots Outreach Program!
As part of the North American Safe Boating Campaign, the National Safe Boating Council is offering resources to state agencies, organizations, and other groups to help promote the campaign in their communities. The North American Safe Boating Campaign and this project support are produced under a grant from the Sports…
Have the Right Life Jacket?
Today’s life jackets come in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors and materials. No matter which life jacket you choose, it should be U.S. Coast Guard approved and right for you, the water activity, and the water conditions you expect to encounter. “Life jackets are designed for a boater’s recreational…

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