ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Safe Boating Council, in partnership with the Canadian Safe Boating Council, is hosting the first-ever Inflatable Life Jacket World Record Day on May 20, according to a release from the BoatU.S. Foundation. At 11 a.m. Eastern, participants at locations across North America will simultaneously activate their inflatable life jackets to attempt a world record.
The goal of event is to promote awareness of inflatable life jackets to encourage boaters to wear them.
“Inflatable life jackets are very easy to wear,” BoatU.S. Foundation President Ruth Wood said in the release. “With these types of life jackets, the old argument against wearing one just doesn’t hold water any more. We hope this event increases awareness and boaters will choose to wear a comfortable life jacket more often.”
World Record Inflation Day will help to usher in National Safe Boating Week on May 22 – 28, which is designed to educate and inform the boating public about boating safety, specifically life jackets.
To learn more about the world record attempt, go to the Inflatable Life Jacket World Record Day website.