On May 19, 2018, boating safety educators, marine enforcement officials, politicians, media, and the public will gather across North America to raise public awareness of the importance of life jacket wear and general boating safety practices.
The event is being done to officially launch National Safe Boating Week, which runs from May 19 – 25 this year. This timing positions the campaign just before the Memorial Day weekend, the “unofficial start of summer” when in the upper states the water is dangerously cold and throughout America, historically, many boating incidents occur.
The Ready, Set, Wear It! event is just the beginning of the Wear It! message. The purpose of the event and the yearlong campaign is to raise public awareness of the importance of life jacket wear and general boating safety practices. The event is coordinated by the National Safe Boating Council (NSBC) in partnership with the Canadian Safe Boating Council (CSBC), along with their respective members and affiliated organizations.
Local events will be held by marine enforcement officers and boating safety educators who will engage the public, politicians, and media, to participate. Many of these events are expected to take place at yacht clubs, city halls, marinas, or popular boating retail stores.
Please take a few moments to explore the information on www.ReadySetWearIt.com to learn background on life jackets and the different options that are available, including the comfortable, lightweight inflatable life jackets. It is proven that life jackets save lives and now, with so many styles and colors, there is no reason not to find one that is comfortable and fashionable enough to wear whenever you’re on the water.