Weekend Updates

Next week we will return with more posts on boating tips and cautionary boating tales, but we just wanted to offer a quick weekend update to refresh your memory on some of the important events happening.

Don’t forget today is the official start of the 2012 National Safe Boating Week and it runs through the 25th. Take a look at the Safe Boating Campaign website for more information, to join, or to see events.

Image courtesy of the National Safe Boating Council

Today also is the third-annual “Ready, Set, Wear It!” Life Jacket World Record Day. Everyone is looking to beat the 2011 record of 1,685 life jackets worn worldwide.

The National Safe Boating Week kickoff isn’t just about setting a record, however – everyone who spends time on the water is encouraged to find the perfect, properly fitting life jacket. There are numerous options based on comfort, build, and need.

Image courtesy of the National Safe Boating Council

Take this opportunity to refresh your own boating knowledge and share with others. It’s never too early to teach children about boating safety, nor is it a bad time to give your own boat a safety check.  Businesses or clubs in your city also may be holding events in honor of National Safe Boating Week.

Hopefully the weather is beautiful for all of you this weekend! See you here on Monday!