News and updates about our programs, industry happenings, member spotlights and more from the National Safe Boating Council. In this issue: Happy New Year from the National Safe Boating Council, and more!
The Corps of Engineers’ natural resource management mission is to manage and conserve natural resources, consistent with ecosystem management principles, while providing quality public outdoor recreation experiences to serve the needs of present and future generations.
Today the NSBC is honored to participate in #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support. Please support the NSBC in our efforts to reach youth with important life-saving boating safety education and training. Donate to the NSBC on #GivingTuesday.
Looking for ideas on what to get for the boater in your life for the holidays? We gotcha covered. For more ideas, check out these gift guides from Overton’s, Orvis, REI, and West Marine.
News and updates about our programs, industry happenings, member spotlights and more from the National Safe Boating Council. In this issue: National Safe Boating Council Membership Elects 2019-2020 Board of Directors, #GivingTuesday, IBWSS Program Sneak Peek, ilearntoboat.com: A Fully Interactive Boating Safety Course, and more!
For years, online boat safety course content has been limited to video, illustrations and text material. However, boaters looking to complete their online boating education have a new alternative, as Kalkomey Enterprises, LLC recently released ilearntoboat.com, a fully interactive boat safety course. This groundbreaking course is the first boater safety course of its kind to be approved by NASBLA and state agencies.
The National Safe Boating Council, a national catalyst for recreational boating safety, is pleased to announce the board of directors for 2019-2020. The NSBC membership voted to elect the following officers at the General Membership Meeting, in Anchorage, Alaska in conjunction with the National Association of State Boating Law Administrator’s Annual Conference.
News and updates about our programs, industry happenings, member spotlights and more from the National Safe Boating Council. In this issue: IBWSS Pool Breakout Session Planning, Members Special Promo: FELL Marine, IBWSS20 Will Celebrate ‘Partnerships for Progress’, SALE: Life Jacket Safety Signs, and more!
The latest from the U.S. Coast Guard Boating Safety Division in the Fall 2019 Boating Safety Circular.
The National Safe Boating Council’s new social change marketing initiative focuses on making wearing a life jacket a routine behavior for boaters and others who spend time on the water. “Wear It Out” is part of the Safe Boating Campaign, an annual worldwide effort focused on responsible boating.
IN THIS ISSUE: Discount on Rolyan® Buoys Educational Buoy Set, ‘Wear It Out’ Initiative from the Safe Boating Campaign, Dockmate® Wireless Handheld Remote Control System, Japan Boating and Water Safety Summit, Remarks from NSBC Board Chair, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Celebrates 80 Years, #IBWSS20 Call for Speakers, Fiscal Year End Sale, Waves of Hope Award, and more!
The National Safe Boating Council has identified states with the highest number of accidents and fatalities in 2018, based on the U.S. Coast Guard Recreational Boating Statistics released this week. There were 633 deaths, 2,511 injuries and approximately $46 million dollars of damage to property as a result of recreational boating accidents.
The U.S. Coast Guard’s 2018 Recreational Boating Statistics are now. Quick takeaways: Compared to 2017, the number of accidents decreased 3.4%; Alcohol use continues to be the leading known contributing factor in fatal boating accidents; Top five primary contributing factors in accidents ranked are operator inattention, improper lookout, operator inexperience, machinery failure, and excessive speed.
News and updates about our programs, industry happenings, member spotlights and more from the National Safe Boating Council. In this issue: Welcome to the Admiral Club, Dockmate!, Members Special Promo: Whistles for Life, Get Ready, Arizona. #IBWSS20, SALE: Life Jacket Safety Signs, and more!
This blog post is part of a series celebrating the great work of our Safe Boating Campaign partners. Watch the latest video PSA from Virginia Game and Inland Fisheries and Virginia Conservation Police. As K9 Officer Bailey says, “Wear it!”
Call for speakers is open for the 24th annual International Boating and Water Safety Summit to be held April 5-8, 2020 in Glendale, Arizona. Do you have an innovative product, outreach program, or panel discussion idea? Consider applying to be an #IBWSS20 speaker.
Dockmate® U.S., which offers advanced handheld wireless remote controls for boats, announced today it has joined the National Safe Boating Council’s (NSBC) Admiral Club. The highest tier of membership in the NSBC, the Admiral Club is an exclusive group of supporters focused on helping the organization succeed in increasing safe boating practices.
This blog post is part of a series celebrating the great work of our Safe Boating Campaign partners around the world! We interviewed Tsubasa Shimamoto with the Maris Marine Sports Foundation to learn about their boating and life jacket safety efforts in Japan. Thank you to Maris Marine Sports Foundation for all that you do!
News and updates about our programs, industry happenings, member spotlights and more from the National Safe Boating Council. In this issue: 2020 International Boating and Water Safety Summit, Save Big on Whistles!, Chance to Receive FREE IBWSS20 Registration, Partner Profile: Maryland Natural Resources Police, SALE: Life Jacket Safety Signs, and more!
“Drowning happens very quickly. It doesn’t play out as people expect,” with drama and calling for help, Dr. Hoffman said. “Kids just go down, it happens unbelievably quickly and silently.”