National Safe Boating Week will be from May 21 to 27, and in addition to reminding everyone about the things that they can do to ensure safe boating such as taking a boat safety course, getting a vessel safety check, filing a float plan, designating a sober skipper and wearing a life jacket, the Sea Tow Foundation wants to try to break a record, too.
To help kick off National Safe Boating Week, and to showcase the wide array of available inflatable life jacket options, the National Safe Boating Council, in partnership with the Canadian Safe Boating Council, is inviting boating safety professionals and members of the boating community to participate in this year’s “Ready, Set, Inflate!” Inflatable Life Jacket World Record Day on Saturday, May 21st. Throughout North America and around the world, participants will inflate life jackets to try and beat last year’s world record of 1,154 participants. For more information on this event and National Safe Boating Week, please visit readysetinflate.com or safeboatingcampaign.com.
“Late May is the start of boating season in many regions across the U.S.,” said Gail Kulp, executive director of the Sea Tow Foundation. “But even in communities that enjoy year-round boating, this is a good time to remind boaters of some key boating safety practices.”