May 20-26, 2017 is Safe Boating Awareness Week across North America. Organizations like the Canadian Safe Boating Council (csbc.ca) and the National Safe Boating Council (http://www.safeboatingcouncil.org)in the United States work to promote safe recreational boating.
At the core of the 2017 campaign are the 5 key messages that we have been consistently delivering to the boating community.
- Wear a PFD or Lifejacket
- Don’t Drink & Boat
- Take a Boating Course
- Be Prepared, Both You and Your Vessel
- Be Wary of the Dangers of Cold Water Immersion