2022 National Safe Boating Week Offers Tips for All Boaters

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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.

MANASSAS, Va. , May 12, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- 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.

"The best boating experience is safe boating," said Yvonne Pentz, communications director of the National Safe Boating Council, a nonprofit dedicated to helping create a safe boating experience for all boaters and the lead organization of the Safe Boating Campaign. "Have fun on the water, make memories with your family and friends – all while boating responsibly."

U.S. Coast Guard statistics show that drowning was the reported cause of death in four out of every five recreational boating fatalities, and that 86 percent of those who drowned were not wearing life jackets.

There are many options for boaters when it comes to choosing a life jacket. When selecting a life jacket, a boater should check that it is U.S. Coast Guard approved, appropriate for the water activity, and fits properly.

"Remember, the best life jacket is the one you will wear," said Pentz. "Whether you're going fishing or just enjoying a ride on the boat, boat like a pro and make sure you're prepared for the adventure."

The National Safe Boating Council recommends these tips for boaters:

The Safe Boating Campaign is produced under a grant from the Sports Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund and administered by the U.S. Coast Guard. The campaign offers a variety of free and paid resources to support local boating safety education efforts. Learn more at https://safeboatingcampaign.com.

About the National Safe Boating Council

Established in 1958, the National Safe Boating Council is the foremost coalition for the advancement and promotion of safer boating through education, outreach, and training. For more information about NSBC programs and professional development opportunities, visit https://www.safeboatingcouncil.org.

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Media Contact

Yvonne Pentz, National Safe Boating Council, 703-361-4294, ypentz@safeboatingcouncil.org

SOURCE National Safe Boating Council