National Safe Boating Week is May 21-27.
In this episode, we talk with Ira Goldman with America’s Boating Club.
Join us in sharing these boating safety messages each day of National Safe Boating Week!
May 21 (Image | Infographic): Always maintain a proper lookout and be aware of other boaters and the environment while boating. #nationalsafeboatingweek
May 22 (Image | Infographic): Be sure everyone wears a U.S. Coast Guard-approved, properly fitting life jacket while boating. For life jacket fit facts visit: https://safeboatingcampaign.com/life-jackets #nationalsafeboatingweek
May 23 (Image | Infographic): Did you know the environment may stress your body & mind enough to make the risk of an accident much greater while boating? #nationalsafeboatingweek
May 24 (Image | Infographic): Heading out on the water? Make sure you wear a life jacket and have (and know how to use) other required boating gear. #nationalsafeboatingweek
May 25 (Image | Infographic): Check the latest weather forecast before you leave the shore. Hop on over to weather.gov for the latest updates. #nationalsafeboatingweek
May 26 (Image | Infographic): Raise your hand if you took a boating safety course and got a vessel safety check. We did! #nationalsafeboatingweek
May 27 (Image | Infographic): There are many dangers to boating under the influence. Protect your life and others – never BUI! #nationalsafeboatingweek #boatsober
We discussed how you can get a free safety equipment check for your boat, a new federal law concerning fire extinguishers, and New York’s phased-in law under which everyone will eventually be required to have a boating safety certificate. We talked about where you can take the course.