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Wear Your Life Jacket at Work Day – May 20

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 20, 2022. 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.

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: Celebrating 25 Years of IBWSS, Keep Your Waterways Safe All Year, NSBC Instructor Important Resources, National Safe Boating Week (May 21-27, 2022), Wear Your Life Jacket at Work Day (May 20, 2022), Get Connected: Use an Engine Cut-Off Switch, 2022 IBWSS Communication Award Recipients, New American National Standards for Basic Boating Knowledge, and more!

National Safe Boating Week – May 21-27, 2022

National Safe Boating Week will be held from May 21-27, 2022, reminding all boaters to brush up on boating safety skills and prepare for the boating season. This observance week is the annual kick-off of the Safe Boating Campaign, a global awareness effort that encourages boaters to make the most of their boating adventure by being responsible.

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: National Safe Boating Week Toolkit, information for Wear Your Life Jacket at Work Day, and more.

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: ECOS flyers available in-store, notes on carbon monoxide awareness, and more.

2022 IBWSS Communication Awards Honor Leaders in Boating and Water Safety Outreach

The National Safe Boating Council (NSBC) announced the 2022 recipients of the International Boating and Water Safety Summit (IBWSS) Communication Awards. This year marks the 25th anniversary of IBWSS, a global event dedicated to education, awareness, and networking for the advancement of boating and water safety.

NSBC General Membership Meeting Reminder

Reminder, the National Safe Boating Council’s General Membership Meeting will be held on Sunday, March 13 at 3:00 p.m. EDT at the Hyatt Regency Dulles in Herndon, VA just outside of D.C. in conjunction with the International Boating and Water Safety Summit. We look forward to this opportunity to reconnect and share with each other how we are working together to advance recreational boating safety. If you haven’t yet, please register in advance for the International Boating and Boating Safety Summit.

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 General Membership Meeting information, 2022 International Boating and Water Safety Summit reminders, a Night at the Museum, and more.

New Industry Study Offers Insights to Enhance Boat Buying & Ownership Experience

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF), the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA), and the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) today announced the findings from a comprehensive study conducted by Left Brain Marketing, Inc. with individuals who purchased a boat in 2020 or 2021. The study was fielded to better identify and understand challenges associated with boat shopping and ownership experiences.

Request for Proposals: Radio Advertising

The National Safe Boating Council would like to reach boaters via radio in markets where recreational boating is popular. The Council will provide two professionally produced :15 radio spots for placement.

Woman-Owned Business TowBoatUS Knapps Narrows, Maryland, Honored with ‘Tower of the Year’ Award at Annual Gathering

TowBoatUS Knapps Narrows, Maryland, owned by Capt. Mary Gilmer, was awarded “Tower of the Year” at the recent annual gathering of the TowBoatUS fleet. The coveted Tower of the Year award recognizes professionalism in providing recreational boaters with 24/7 on-water towing and assistance services. This includes a near-perfect 24-hour towing dispatch operation, high customer satisfaction surveys and on-water towing case management.

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: 2022 International Boating and Water Safety Summit Registration, NSBC Instructor Update, IBWSS Sponsorship opportunities, Photo Library, and more.

Share Your Boating & Fishing Insight with RBFF

Each year, the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) asks stakeholders to participate in an annual survey to ensure that RBFF’s resources, activities, programs, and the consumer-facing Take Me Fishing and Vamos A Pescar brands are directly supporting growth in recreational fishing and boating. Click the link to view or take the survey.

US Army Corps of Engineers Releases FY 21 Partnership & Volunteer Program Summary

In 2021, USACE partners rose to the challenge again to face another year of adversity operating amid a global pandemic. Despite these difficult times, the USACE Natural Resource Management (NRM) partnership program grew even stronger through the collaborative efforts and unwavering support from thousands of dedicated organizations and individuals.