Playing it Safe on Texas Waters

Late spring through summer is recognized as a window in time when water activities of all kinds tend to spike around lakes, rivers, beaches and swimming pools. As recreational boating goes, there may not be a busier time on Texas’ inland and coastal waters. Click title to read more.

FWC Kicks Off 2024 National Safe Boating Week

It’s a tragic irony that the annual National Safe Boating Week is kicking off the summer boating season, something that never really ends in Florida but often sees an unofficial Memorial Day weekend beginning in other parts of the country, after a recent fatality in a boating related incident in southeastern Florida. Click title to read more.

A Proclamation for National Safe Boating Week, 2024

Boating is a beloved American pastime — each year, nearly 100 million people find peace and freedom on our Nation’s lakes, rivers, bays, and oceans. This week, as so many of us look forward to summer, we remind Americans to be safe and responsible on the water.

Safe Boating Campaign’s Wear Your Life Jacket at Work Day is Friday, May 17, 2024

Whether you’re working in the office, at home, in the air, or on the water, all boating enthusiasts can participate in Wear Your Life Jacket at Work Day on Friday, May 17, 2024. This fun day is part of the Safe Boating Campaign, a global awareness effort that encourages boaters to make the most of their boating adventure by being responsible.

Tampa Bay’s Women Sailors Ride the Currents of Success

Two recent events have perked interest in the subject of women in boating. Cole Brauer became the first American woman to sail nonstop around the world alone, completing a 30,000-mile voyage over 130 days at sea last year. Last month, Kirsten Neuschafer became the first woman to win the Golden Globe Round-the-World Race. Tampa Bay is arguably one of the best boating areas in America, so, it’s not surprising many women are regularly boating on these waters. Click title to read more.

2024 NBSAC Appointments

Four new members have been appointed to the Boating Safety Advisory Committee (NBSAC) representing the states. Click title to learn more!

2024 IBWSS Communication Awards Honor Leaders in Boating and Water Safety Outreach

The National Safe Boating Council (NSBC) announced the 2024 recipients of the International Boating and Water Safety Summit (IBWSS) Communication Awards in Albuquerque, NM on April 11, 2024. IBWSS is a global event dedicated to education, awareness, and networking for the advancement of boating and water safety.

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.

NSBC Member Connection

Sponsored by Sealite! News and updates about NSBC programs, industry happenings, and more from the National Safe Boating Council. In this issue: Meet the Boat Boss, The Qualified Captain, and Twiggy the Water Skiing Squirrel at IBWSS; Members-Only Benefits; Wear It For Them; Be Prepared for the Winter Weather with Sealite Mooring Sticks, and more!

Yvonne Pentz Attains Certified Recreational Boating Professional (CRBP) Certification

On February 5, 2024, Yvonne Pentz of the National Safe Boating Council passed the Certified Recreational Boating Professional (CRBP) exam, earning her CRBP certification. The National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) is pleased to recognize Yvonne Pentz as one of the recent achievers of the CRBP credential.

NSBC General Membership Meeting Notice

The NSBC General Membership Meeting will be held in conjunction with the 2024 International Boating and Water Safety Summit in Albuquerque, NM at the Embassy Suites by Hilton on Monday, April 8 from 3:00 – 4:00 PM at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Albuquerque.

Confidence Looks Good on You

Embark on an on-water boating course this spring with BoatUS! In just 3 hours, gain vital skills for confident, enjoyable boating—safety, navigation, equipment, and maneuvers. Hands-on practice boosts confidence and proficiency, ensuring safer waters ahead.

Staying Afloat: The Vital Role of Life Jackets

The National Safe Boating Council is passionate about reaching the next generation of boaters with the safe boating message. Check out this article written by West Ottawan student writer, Anne Uzelac.