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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!

Commemorating the FBSA of 1971

We made it easy to support the 50th anniversary! Resources and more are available at www.FederalBoatSafetyAct.com.

Boat Sober This Fourth of July From the National Safe Boating Council

The Safe Boating Campaign, a worldwide effort focused on responsible boating, reminds boaters to boat sober this Fourth of July. Boating under the influence, or BUI, is the leading contributing factor in recreational boater deaths, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

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: Boat On Course NEW Videos, Watch 2021 IBWSS Sessions, NSBC Instructor Resources, 50th Anniversary of the Federal Boat Safety Act of 1971, 15% off NSBC Store, and more.

Register Now for Operation Dry Water

Operation Dry Water (ODW) is a year-round boating under the influence awareness and enforcement campaign with the goal of removing impaired operators from the water and raising awareness of the dangers of boating under the influence. Alcohol continues to be the leading contributing factor in fatal boating accidents.

Annapolis School of Seamanship and BoatUS Foundation Offer Affordable On-Water Boat Training on the Chesapeake This Summer

New boats are everywhere on the Chesapeake Bay these days as families seek activities they can do together while keeping socially distant. With new boats come more first-time boat buyers who may not have critical at-the-helm boat handling skills. Two organizations that specialize in teaching mariners have taken notice: The Annapolis School of Seamanship (ASOS) has teamed up with the nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water to host a variety of affordable on-water powerboat training classes throughout the summer for beginning, advanced and women boaters.