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NSBC Member Connection

News and updates about NSBC programs, industry happenings, and more from the National Safe Boating Council. In this issue: Happy Holidays from the NSBC, Register for the 2023 IBWSS, Find An Instructor, NSBC Joins America’s Boating Channel, Safe Boating Campaign Resources, and more.

NSBC Joins America’s Boating Channel

America’s Boating Channel™, the U.S. Coast Guard funded boating safety and boater education video service, produced by United States Power Squadrons® (USPS), has entered into an agreement with the National Safe Boating Council (NSBC) to include seventy NSBC safe boating videos in America’s Boating Channel’s new smart TV offerings, including public service messages promoting the NSBC’s Safe Boating Campaign, Boat On Course, Get Connected, and other programs.

Women who Fish Have Greater Grit and Self-Esteem According to New Research

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) today announced new research that shows fishing provides positive psychological benefits for women. Conducted in partnership with global market-research firm, Ipsos, the research reveals female anglers were more likely to have a positive outlook on life, higher levels of perseverance and a greater self-worth.

Carter Viss Honored by Palm Beach Atlantic University

At Palm Beach Atlantic University, often the tables are turned, as we educators learn from our students and alumni. On the Monday before Thanksgiving, we honored alumnus Carter Viss, who by his actions has taught us much about perseverance, forgiveness and letting God bring good out of tragedy.

NSBC Member Connection

News and updates about NSBC programs, industry happenings, and more from the National Safe Boating Council. In this issue: NSBC Executive Director Recognized at Boating Industry’s Elevate Summit, Register for the 2023 IBWSS, Find An Instructor, Instructor Spotlight: Captain Charolette Rose Maroon, Safe Boating Campaign Resources, and more.

RBFF Promotes Senior Staff

Two senior RBFF staff members have been promoted: Rachel Piacenza has been promoted to Senior Director, Marketing, after leading the successful Get On Board campaign in FY23. Stephanie Hussey, RBFF’s longest tenured employee, has been promoted to Senior Director, Government Engagement.

NSBC Member Connection

News and updates about NSBC programs, industry happenings, and more from the National Safe Boating Council. In this issue: 2022-2023 NSBC Board of Directors Slate of Officers, Find an Instructor, Hurricane Ian Disaster Relief, Share Free Boat On Course Educational Series, Instructor Resources, and more.

2022 Operation Dry Water Award Winners

The Operation Dry Water Awards Program recognizes law enforcement officers and agencies that are making a positive impact on boating under the influence (BUI). Congratulations to this year’s ODW Officer of the Year, Top Agencies and Media Award winners!

Sea Tow Foundation Opens 1,000th Life Jacket Loaner Station

The Sea Tow Foundation, with support from MarineMax and Sea Tow International, held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of its 1,000th Life Jacket Loaner Stand at the Seminole Street Boat Ramp in Clearwater, FL.

NSBC Member Connection

Sponsored by Walsh Marine! News and updates about NSBC programs, industry happenings, and more from the National Safe Boating Council. In this issue: NSBC Headquarters Relocates to Clearwater, Find an Instructor, NSBC Chair Appointed to NBSAC, Wear It Buoys by Walsh Marine, Share Free Boat On Course Educational Series, Two NSBC Members Appointed to FL Boating Advisory Council, Instructor Resources, and more.

Fall Boating Safety Circulator Available

The 2022 fall issue of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Boating Safety Circular is now available. Topics covered in this issue include: electric propulsion, new point of contact for Manufacturer’s Identification Codes, substantial risk safety defect, events, and recalls. The Boating Safety Circular is a product of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Office of Auxiliary and Boating Safety — Boating Safety Division — Recreational Boating Product Assurance Branch. 

USCG Appoints Two to National Boating Safety Advisory Committee

The U. S. Coast Guard has announced the appointment of two individuals to serve as new members of the National Boating Safety Advisory Committee (NBSAC). The new members are Robert Newsome, senior vice president of operations at the National Marine Manufacturers Association and Ty Hunter, program director for the State of Utah Division of Recreation Boating.

Anchorline, sponsored by Walsh Marine

You don’t want to miss this issue of Anchorline, the National Safe Boating Council’s digital newsletter sponsored by Walsh Marine! IN THIS ISSUE: Keep Your Waterways Safe All Year, A Look Back at Summer On-Water Training, Tips for Fall Boating, Get Connected: Use an Engine Cut-Off Switch, Know Your Buoys, 2023 IBWSS, Waves of Hope, NSBC Warehouse Sale, and more!

Boating Safety Tips for Labor Day Weekend

The Safe Boating Campaign, a worldwide effort focused on responsible boating led by the National Safe Boating Council, shares key tips for boaters to responsibly enjoy the high boating-traffic Labor Day weekend.

NSBC Member Connection E-Newsletter

Sponsored by Walsh Marine! News and updates about NSBC programs, industry happenings, and more from the National Safe Boating Council. In this issue: NSBC’s Peg Phillips Among Women Making Waves, Find an Instructor, Welcome Captain Matsuura, We Moved to Clearwater, Know Your Buoys, Instructor Update, and more.