Tag Archives: NASBLA

NASBLA, MADD partner on BUI campaign

Impaired boating continues to be a leading known contributing factor in fatal recreational boating incidents. Operation Dry Water (ODW) is proud to join boating safety advocates nationwide during National Safe Boating Week, May 21 – 27, 2022, to remind boat operators and passengers of the dangers associated with boating under the influence (BUI). As part of the upcoming holiday weekend, boaters from ...

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Water Sports Foundation reports spike in online boater education

Water Sports Foundation logo

The Water Sports Foundation reported a major surge in boater education enrollment across the nation, marked by new online delivery trends. As the non-profit educational arm of the Water Sports Industry Association (WSIA), the Water Sports Foundation attributed the surge to record-setting growth in recreational boating activity and a 35% increase in first-time boat ownership in 2020, brought on by ...

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2020 Operation Dry Water award winners announced

Operation Dry Water

The Operation Dry Water Awards Program recognizes law enforcement officers and agencies that are making a positive impact on the recreational boating community through the deterrence of boating under the influence (BUI). These law enforcement officers and agencies participate in the national Operation Dry Water campaign and make a difference in recreational boating safety by raising awareness about the dangers of boating under ...

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NASBLA requesting input for water management survey

NASBLA asks for water management input

The National Association of Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) is requesting stakeholder input to update A Guide for Multiple-Use Waterway Management, Second Edition. The Second Edition was published in 2004 and waterway managers have seen great changes and growth of multiple forms of recreational boating in that time. The Third Edition update will include a website with compilation of online resources for ...

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‘Operation Dry Water’ gears up

Operation Dry Water launches

Operation Dry Water (ODW), a nationwide campaign addressing boating under the influence (BUI), will take place July 3 – 5. The U.S. Coast Guard, local and state law enforcement agencies, recreational boating safety advocates and the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) are gearing up to help raise awareness and prevent incidents related to boating under the influence. ...

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NASBLA BOAT Program marks 10 years of preparing first responders

Boating first responders training

The National Association of State Boating Law Administrators’ (NASBLA) Boat Operations and Training (BOAT) Program is marking its 10 year anniversary, after recognizing the need to develop a national training standard amongst all local, state and tribal law enforcement and emergency first responders. Since its inception, the BOAT Program has grown immensely. Initially, there were only 15 instructors working to ...

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