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

The National Safe Boating Council’s new social change marketing initiative focuses on making wearing a life jacket a routine behavior for boaters and others who spend time on the water. “Wear It Out” is part of the Safe Boating Campaign, an annual worldwide effort focused on responsible boating.

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IN THIS ISSUE: Discount on Rolyan® Buoys Educational Buoy Set, ‘Wear It Out’ Initiative from the Safe Boating Campaign, Dockmate® Wireless Handheld Remote Control System, Japan Boating and Water Safety Summit, Remarks from NSBC Board Chair, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Celebrates 80 Years, #IBWSS20 Call for Speakers, Fiscal Year End Sale, Waves of Hope Award, and more!

U.S. Coast Guard Accident Statistics Available

The U.S. Coast Guard’s 2018 Recreational Boating Statistics are now. Quick takeaways: Compared to 2017, the number of accidents decreased 3.4%; Alcohol use continues to be the leading known contributing factor in fatal boating accidents; Top five primary contributing factors in accidents ranked are operator inattention, improper lookout, operator inexperience, machinery failure, and excessive speed.

Membership Connection E-Newsletter

News and updates about our programs, industry happenings, member spotlights and more from the National Safe Boating Council. In this issue: Welcome to the Admiral Club, Dockmate!, Members Special Promo: Whistles for Life, Get Ready, Arizona. #IBWSS20, SALE: Life Jacket Safety Signs, and more!

Partner Profile: Virginia Game and Inland Fisheries

This blog post is part of a series celebrating the great work of our Safe Boating Campaign partners. Watch the latest video PSA from Virginia Game and Inland Fisheries and Virginia Conservation Police. As K9 Officer Bailey says, “Wear it!”

Dockmate Joins National Safe Boating Council’s Admiral Club

Dockmate® U.S., which offers advanced handheld wireless remote controls for boats, announced today it has joined the National Safe Boating Council’s (NSBC) Admiral Club. The highest tier of membership in the NSBC, the Admiral Club is an exclusive group of supporters focused on helping the organization succeed in increasing safe boating practices.

Partner Profile: Maris Marine Sports Foundation

This blog post is part of a series celebrating the great work of our Safe Boating Campaign partners around the world! We interviewed Tsubasa Shimamoto with the Maris Marine Sports Foundation to learn about their boating and life jacket safety efforts in Japan. Thank you to Maris Marine Sports Foundation for all that you do! 

Membership Connection E-Newsletter

News and updates about our programs, industry happenings, member spotlights and more from the National Safe Boating Council. In this issue: 2020 International Boating and Water Safety Summit, Save Big on Whistles!, Chance to Receive FREE IBWSS20 Registration, Partner Profile: Maryland Natural Resources Police, SALE: Life Jacket Safety Signs, and more!

New Fishing License Study Shows R3 Drives Increases

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) today released an analysis of state and national trends in fishing license sales confirming the effectiveness of R3 efforts on growth. The research, done in partnership with the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) and the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and carried out by Southwick Associates, looks at license data and participation rates over a 25-year period.

Partner Profile: Maryland Natural Resources Police

This blog post is part of a series celebrating the great work of our Safe Boating Campaign partners. We interviewed Julie Brown from Maryland Natural Resources Police to learn about their boating and life jacket safety efforts. Thank you to Maryland Natural Resources Police for all that you do!

Important Boating Safety Reminders for Fourth of July High-Boating Traffic

It’s important to be a responsible boater and take necessary precautions this Fourth of July, the highest-boating traffic time of the summer. The Safe Boating Campaign, a program of the National Safe Boating Council, reminds boaters of three key tips to prevent a boating accident – always wear a life jacket, never boat under the influence, and use an engine cut-off device.

Save the Date, NSBC General Membership Meeting

The NSBC General Membership Meeting will be in Anchorage, Alaska in conjunction with the NASBLA Annual Conference on September 29, 2019. It will be from 3:00 – 4:00 pm at the Hotel Captain Cook.

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We’re making waves at the National Safe Boating Council! As a catalyst for recreational boating safety, we are dedicated to providing fun and safe recreational boating experiences. Read our quarterly newsletter, Anchorline, to learn more. Thank you to Rolyan Buoys for your continued support of the National Safe Boating Council and generous sponsorship of Anchorline.

National Safe Boating Week

The National Safe Boating Council and its partners are kicking off the annual Safe Boating Campaign the weekend before Memorial Day with National Safe Boating Week held May 18-24, with important safety reminders for boaters as the busy boating season gears up.

Member Profile with Arizona Game & Fish Department

This blog post is the first in a series celebrating the great work of our Safe Boating Campaign partners. We interviewed Kim Jackson and Josh Hoffman from Arizona Game & Fish Department, members of the National Safe Boating Council, to learn about their boating and life jacket safety efforts and what they have planned for National Safe Boating Week.