Press Materials – Contributors

Sea Tow Foundation Issues Official Call for Entry for 2021 “National Boating Industry Safety Awards”

The Sea Tow Foundation in cooperation with its newly rebranded Boating Safety Advisory Council (formerly North American Sober Skipper Advisory Council) has issued the official call for entry for its 2021 “National Boating Industry Safety Awards.”

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U.S. Coast Guard Releases 2020 Boating Safety Statistics Report

The U.S. Coast Guard released its 2020 Recreational Boating Statistics Report Wednesday, revealing that there were 767 boating fatalities nationwide in 2020, a 25.1 percent increase from 2019.

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Don’t Let Alcohol Crash America’s Birthday Celebration On the Water

Alcohol use is the leading known contributing factor in fatal boating accidents.

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NauticEd Reports Sailing Charter Vacation Bookings and Education Enrollments Are Soaring

As consumer travel surges ahead on a tide of pent-up demand, NauticEd has reported an increase in vacation yacht bookings almost 10 times greater than 2020 and 38% greater than pre-COVID years.

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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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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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Boating Accidents and Fatalities in 2019, Ranked by State

Using statistics from the US Coast Guard, the National Safe Boating Council compiled a list of states, ranked by fatalities and accidents in 2019.

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ABYC Press Kit

The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) is a non-profit member organization that develops voluntary global safety standards for the design, construction, maintenance and repair of recreational boats.

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Sea Tow Foundation Quick Reference

Sea Tow Founda4on’s mission is to promote safe boating practices that directly reduce fatalities, injuries,
and property damage related to recreational boating.

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