Tag Archives: National Safe Boating Week

Boat safely this summer with the help of America’s Boating Compass

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America’s Boating Club announced the launch of its new monthly newsletter, a resource for new boaters and those getting back into boating – America’s Boating Compass. Launched time for National Safe Boating Week, America’s Boating Compass inaugural issue includes articles on preparing a boat for hurricane season, operating a marine radio and choosing the proper life jacket. Each monthly issue ...

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National Safe Boating Week carries extra message for 2020

National Safe Boating Week, which begins this Saturday, May 16, and runs through Friday, May 22, is the traditional early boating season reminder to help recreational boaters embrace safety all season long. However, the important National Safe Boating Week recommendation urging life jacket wear is now joined by an equally important boating safety message — how to stay safe during ...

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America’s Boating Club salutes volunteers

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To help recreational boaters cope while sheltering in place, America’s Boating Channel, the organization’s boating video and boater education digital media channel, has launched a weekly online magazine show, America’s Boating Channel LIVE. Created by America’s Boating Club volunteers, new episodes premiere on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. EDT. Beginning on April 22, each episode will include a segment produced by ...

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National Safe Boating Week is underway with fresh focus

Each year over 140 million Americans take to the water on a boat. Making sure they get back to the dock safely is the idea behind National Safe Boating Week May 18 – 24. Boating safety advocates across the U.S., including the marine industry, work together with the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) to improve awareness of basic boating safety best ...

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Sea Tow Foundation launches life jackets loaner stands in 16 states

To kick off National Safe Boating Week, the Sea Tow Foundation is working with 22 organizations around the United States to launch 14 new life jacket loaner stands and replenish eight already established loaner stands, in 16 states. The new and replenished life jacket loaner stands will make 1,188 life jackets available to anyone, adults and/or children, to use for ...

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West Marine to host BlueFuture Program fundraiser

To commemorate National Safe Boating Week later this month, West Marine has announced that it will host a 12-day, safety-inspired fundraiser in its stores across North America and on westmarine.com. From May 18 to 29, the manufacturers of West Marine life jackets will donate $2 for every West Marine-brand life jacket purchased (up to $35,000) to West Marine¹s nonprofit BlueFuture ...

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West Marine raises $30,000 to support BlueFuture Fund

West Marine has announced that it raised $30,000 to support its nonprofit BlueFuture Fund during National Safe Boating Week. During its safety-inspired fundraiser May 21-27, the company donated $5 from each life jacket purchase to the BlueFuture Fund, which supports community-based organizations dedicated to getting young people on and around the water in both recreational and educational capacities. “We hit ...

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Weekly 5: House bill aims to limit ethanol

The BI Weekly 5 is a collection of tips, news and data affecting the boating industry this week. Be sure to look for the BI Weekly 5 every week on BoatingIndustry.com. 1. House bill aims to limit ethanol Rep. Bill Flores, R-Texas, has introduced HR 5180, the Food and Fuel Consumer Protection Act of 2016, which would require the EPA ...

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