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NSBC Member Connection E-Newsletter

Sponsored by Walsh Marine! News and updates about NSBC programs, industry happenings, member spotlights and more from the National Safe Boating Council. In this issue: Pack Your Life Jacket, 2022 International Boating and Water Safety Summit Registration, NSBC Instructor Update, IBWSS Premier Sponsor Deckee, Photo Library, and more.

Boating and Fishing Powered Outdoor Recreation Economy in 2020

On Tuesday, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released its 2020 report on outdoor recreation’s powerful and positive economic impact, which confirmed that boating and fishing remain the number one contributor to this critical sector of the U.S. economy.

In Loving Memory: Albert Marmo

Mr. Albert Marmo of Bowie, Maryland, and formerly of Moosic, passed away Monday, November 1, at his home. He held various management positions in the National Recreational Boating Safety Program, and was selected to the National Safe Boating Council Boating Safety Hall of Fame in 2003.

NSBC Member Connection E-Newsletter

Sponsored by Walsh Marine! News and updates about NSBC programs, industry happenings, member spotlights and more from the National Safe Boating Council. In this issue: 2022 International Boating and Water Safety Summit Registration, NSBC Instructor Certification Update, Boat On Course New Videos, ECOS Resources Available, Welcome to Know Wake, and more.

People with diabetes can now view Dexcom CGM data on their Garmin smartwatch

Garmin® International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today introduced the Dexcom Connect IQ apps, providing people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes who use the Dexcom® G6 Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) System1 with a way to quickly see their glucose levels and trends – even while working out – right on their compatible Garmin smartwatch or cycling computer.2 The apps can be downloaded now from the Connect IQ™ store.

Training Update: NSBC Instructor Certification Course Name

The NSBC board and staff have changed the name of our certification course to eliminate confusion on what our instructor trainers and instructors are certified to teach. We have renamed the Essentials in Close Quarters and Open Water Boat Control curriculum to the National Safe Boating Council Instructor Certification. 

NSBC Member Connection E-Newsletter

Sponsored by Walsh Marine! News and updates about NSBC programs, industry happenings, member spotlights and more from the National Safe Boating Council. In this issue: General Membership Meeting Highlights, Fiscal Year End Sale, ECOS Resources Available, Register for the 2022 IBWSS, Powerboat Sea Scouts, NSBC Instructor Resources, Photo Library, and more.

National Safe Boating Council Membership Elects 2021-2022 Board of Directors

The National Safe Boating Council (NSBC), a national catalyst for recreational boating safety, is pleased to announce the board of directors for 2021-2022. The NSBC membership accepted the board’s vote for the following officers at the General Membership Meeting, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in conjunction with the National Association of State Boating Law Administrator’s Annual Conference.

Boat Winterizing Truth or Myth? Test Your Knowledge

To prevent your boat from becoming a winter storage statistic, BoatUS has a three question, true-false quiz for boaters to test their winterizing knowledge and also offers a free Boater’s Guide to Winterizing that includes a two-page winterizing checklist, as well as other winterizing resources, at BoatUS.com/Winterization.

Tips for Boaters this 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.

New Podcast, Good Jibes

Good Jibes is a partnership with our friends at Latitude 38 Magazine and Ryan Foland with the Safe Boating Campaign, and it brings to life the world of sailing through the eyes of a West Coast sailor. If you are into sailing, or curious to learn more, check out the first three episodes below. You can hop on board and subscribe!

NSBC Member Connection E-Newsletter

Sponsored by Walsh Marine! News and updates about NSBC programs, industry happenings, member spotlights and more from the National Safe Boating Council. In this issue: General Membership Meeting Notice, Fiscal Year End Sale, Coast Guard to Approve Level 100 Inherently Buoyant Life Jackets, NSBC Instructor Resources, Wear It Challenge, and more.

General Membership Meeting Notice – September 26, 2021

Reminder, the National Safe Boating Council’s fall General Membership Meeting will be held on Sunday, September 26 at 3:00 p.m. EDT at the Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in conjunction with the NASBLA Annual Conference. We look forward to this opportunity to reconnect and share with each other how we are working together to advance recreational boating safety.

Safe Boating Campaign Challenges Boaters to ‘Wear It’ for Chance to Win a Prize

The National Safe Boating Council, the lead organization for the annual Safe Boating Campaign, encourages boaters to wear a life jacket and submit a photo or video for a chance to win a prize – and be featured in a public service announcement! Entry rules and additional information is available at https://safeboatingcampaign.com/ambassador/.

Coast Guard to Approve Level 100 Inherently Buoyant Life Jackets

The Coast Guard has issued a policy letter on obtaining Coast Guard approval on Level 100 life jackets. This policy builds upon previous efforts the Coast Guard in cooperation with Transport Canada (TC) and members of the Personal Floatation Device (PFD) community to harmonize North American PFD standards.

Anchorline

You don’t want to miss this issue of Anchorline, the National Safe Boating Council’s quarterly newsletter sponsored by Rolyan® Buoys! IN THIS ISSUE: A Note from the Executive Director, Keep Your Waterways Safe All Year, 2021 NSBC Boating Safety Hall of Fame Inductees, Celebrating 50 Years of the Federal Boat Safety Act of 1971, NSBC Board of Directors Chair Award, Highlights from the 2021 International Boating and Water Safety Summit, New Boat On Course Videos, and more!