At the Helm Training is the Premier Sponsor of the 2024 International Boating and Water Safety Summit

The annual International Boating and Water Safety Summit (IBWSS) will be held April 8 – 11, 2024, at the Embassy Suites by Hilton in Albuquerque, NM, bringing together boating and water safety industry professionals around the world to network, learn, and collaborate. The international summit is hosted by the National Safe Boating Council, in partnership with the U.S. Coast Guard. The premier sponsor for the 2024 IBWSS is At the Helm Training.

“Responsible boat operation is necessary for people to safely enjoy the waterways,” said Peg Phillips, executive director of the National Safe Boating Council. “We are thankful for partners like At the Helm Training that understand the importance of providing professional and hands-on boat operation training to equip boaters to operate their vessel safely and confidently.”

At the Helm Training provides personalized boat training and professional boat delivery anywhere in the United States and the Bahamas. Their nationally accredited curriculum is taught by U.S. Coast Guard licensed captains to cover the necessary operations to safely enjoy the water, including: docking, anchoring, navigation, situational awareness, safety procedures, close quarters maneuvering, radio etiquette, and more.

“We believe the best way to learn boat safety is on the water – whether in your boat or ours, where we give you the practical skills needed for safe, confident navigation,” said Captain John Dial, At the Helm Training’s co-founder and CEO. “IBWSS is a global platform that recognizes leaders, trends, and emerging technology in boating safety. We are honored to partner with the U.S. Coast Guard and National Safe Boating Council for the 2024 summit.”

Federal and state agencies, marine law enforcement, parks services personnel, instructors, manufacturers, nonprofit representatives, and others committed to keeping recreational boating and water enthusiasts safe on the water are encouraged to attend IBWSS. Individual registration includes all-access to all sessions, networking opportunities, and hands-on workshops. Register at

The International Boating and Water Safety Summit is partially funded under a grant from the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund, administered by the U.S. Coast Guard. Reference to any specific commercial product, process, or service, or the use of any trade, firm or corporation name is for the information and convenience of the public, and does not constitute endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the U.S. Coast Guard.

About the National Safe Boating Council

Founded in 1958, the National Safe Boating Council (NSBC) serves as a national catalyst for developing a safe boating culture by providing educational resources, outreach programming, and training opportunities for industry partners and the boating community to influence safe, secure, and responsible boating. Learn more at