Press Kits & Fact Sheets

Top Boating Tips to Safely Navigate Busy Fourth of July Festivities Including Fireworks Shows, Group Raft-Ups

Throughout the country, boaters are expected to cruise to popular gathering spots this Fourth of July weekend with friends and family, with plans to raft up, drop anchor and swim, enjoy barbeques and cap off festivities with spectacular fireworks celebrations.

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Water Sports Foundation Media Fact Sheet: Boating Safety

Information curated from multiple boating safety stakeholders using most recently published 2019 U.S. Coast Guard Data

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12 Top Boating Safety Tips for the Busy Memorial Day Weekend…and Beyond

The pandemic literally saw hundreds of thousands of newcomers join the ranks of first-time boat owners, so we’re taking extra precautions to pro-actively share safe boating strategies

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12 consejos para navegar de manera segura el fin de semana del Día de los Caídos … y más (12 Tips for Holiday Boating Safety – Spanish Version)

Con las ventas de barcos nuevos y usados en niveles récord para los compradores de primera vez, organizaciones líderes en la seguridad de la navegación lanzaron una campaña en español con recomendaciones prácticas de seguridad antes de las ajetreadas vacaciones del Día de los Caídos y el inicio de la temporada de navegación de verano.

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WSF Announces New National Boating Safety Media Center / Mainstream Distribution

The Water Sports Foundation (WSF) has recently launched the first phase of its new “National Boating Safety Media Center” which is designed to facilitate and support journalists assigned to cover boating safety topics.

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Operation Dry Water Campaign Resources

As boaters begin to prepare for the 4th of July holiday, thousands of law enforcement officers across the United States will be on heightened alert looking for those violating boating under the influence laws. These materials can be customized to reflect the efforts that your agency is making over the Operation Dry Water weekend.

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Operation Dry Water Outreach Materials

Materials for spreading awareness of the danger of boating under the influence and the Operation Dry Water campaign.

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Water Sports Foundation Launches New “National Boating Safety Media Center” as Part of Media Outreach Campaign

As part of a U.S. Coast Guard Boating Safety Outreach Grant, the Water Sports Foundation (WSF) has just completed the first phase and launch of its new “National Boating Safety Media Center” which is designed to facilitate and support the work of journalists assigned to cover boating safety topics.

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Boating Magazine Wins Video Awards

At the annual and prestigious Boating Writer’s International Awards, BOATING took away six awards, most notably completely sweeping the ”Boating Video” category.

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Cold-Water Boating

Cold-water immersion is the cause of many boating-related fatalities. The danger increases as water temperature decreases below normal body temperature (98.6o F).

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Choosing the Right Life Jacket

No matter what the activity or style chosen, the most important thing is this: Remember to be responsible and always wear your life jacket while boating.

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National Boating Industry Safety Awards Announced

The Sea Tow Foundation and its North American Sober Skipper Advisory Council announced winners of the National Boating Industry Safety Awards which recognize the best boating safety work in the for-profit section of the recreational boating industry.

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Inflatable Life Jacket Factsheet and FAQs

Inflatable life jackets rely on CO2 cylinders that provide buoyancy when inflated vs. inherently buoyant life jackets that use foam or other buoyant materials to stay afloat.

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New Life Jacket Labels Explained

You may see a new label on the inside of new life jackets with a performance level icon. This fact sheet explains what the new information means and how it affects existing life jackets.

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Life Jacket Facts

Most boaters know they’re required to have a U.S. Coast Guard-approved wearable life jacket on board for every person on their boat. Boating safety advocates recommend that all boaters and passengers not only have a life jacket, but wear it at all times while boating.

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Boating Safety Tips

A great list of 13 boating safety tips from the National Boating Safety Council.

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Recreational Boating Safety Facts from the NSBC

All figures are from the U.S. Coast Guard’s 2019 Recreational Boating Safety Statistics, the latest official record of reported recreational boating accidents

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NauticEd Press Kit

NauticEd is recognized as the leading international and fastest-growing North American sailing and boating education company.

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