National Safe Boating Council Reveals Major Updates to BoatOnCourse.com

Looking to advance your awareness of basic navigation rules? Today, the National Safe Boating Council reveals major updates and additions to its popular Basic Navigation Rules Awareness website, BoatOnCourse.com. The website introduces recreational boaters to basic navigation rules, while getting them excited about learning more about boating safety and creating a greater awareness for the need to take a boating safety course.

National Safe Boating Council Presents Boating Safety Award to Captain Mike England

Boating Law Administrators, nonprofit partners, and boating safety professionals from across the United
States gathered for this year’s National Association of State Boating
Law Administrators (NASBLA) Award Luncheon. The Boating Safety
Award, sponsored by the National Safe Boating Council, was awarded
this year to Captain Mike England, Georgia’s boating education

National Safe Boating Council Triumphs with Eight Awards for the Wear It! Campaign

It has been an exciting year for the National Safe Boating Council (NSBC) and agency partner Paul Werth Associates, who recently clinched eight awards for its integrated communications efforts on behalf of the North American Safe Boating
Campaign. This yearlong campaign promotes safe and responsible boating and the value of voluntary life jacket wear by recreational boaters through the national theme, Wear It!

Boating Enthusiasts Set New Life Jacket World Record at ‘Ready, Set, Wear It!’ Event

Thousands of boating enthusiasts set a new world record for life jacket wear during the fifth annual ‘Ready, Set, Wear It!’ Life Jacket World Record Day. At 175 events around the globe, 6,973 participants inflated their life jacket or wore an inherently buoyant life jacket, breaking the world record for life jacket wear on May 17, 2014.

Help Support Boating Safety by Stepping Into Style with Sperry Top-Sider

As you prepare for this year’s boating season, do you have everything you need to have a fun, safe time on the water? In addition to key boating safety equipment, don’t forget that proper boat shoes or water sport shoes are an important part of a great day on the water.

National Statistics Show Downward Trend in Recreational Boating Deaths

The U.S. Coast Guard released its 2013 Recreational Boating Statistics recently, revealing that boating fatalities decreased to 560, the lowest number of boating fatalities on record. This news comes just one year after the previous record low was recorded in 2012, with 651 recreational boating fatalities. From 2012 to 2013, deaths in boating related accidents decreased by 14 percent.

NOAA’s National Weather Service & NSBC Partner for National Safe Boating Week

With warmer weather right around the corner, millions of Americans will enjoy boating with friends and family this year. The National Safe Boating Council (NSBC) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA’s) National Weather Service (NWS) are proud to announce their ongoing partnership to support boating safety by creating new, weather and safety-specific public service announcements (PSAs) for National Safe Boating Week, held from May 17-23, 2014.

2014 Water and Boating Safety Media Contest Winners Announced

The 2014 International Boating and Water Safety Summit (IBWSS), held in Nashville, Tenn., closed its final day of sessions with the announcement of this year’s Media Contest winners. In total, 112 submissions were reviewed by the judging panel – a new record for entries.

Marty Law Inducted into Boating Safety Hall of Fame

At the 2014 International Boating and Water Safety Summit, held in Nashville, Tenn., Marty Law was inducted in the Boating Safety Hall of Fame. Marty Law has been involved in boating safety for more than 33 years.

Dr. Daniel Maxim Inducted into Boating Safety Hall of Fame

Each year, the National Safe Boating Council carefully reviews and selects those individuals who have made a lasting contribution to the interest of boating safety. Dr. Daniel Maxim is no exception and it is because of this that Dan is being inducted into the Boating Safety Hall of Fame.