Safe Boating Week begins May 21

Published online: May 12, 2011 News
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SOUTHOLD, N.Y. - At the end of next week, Sea Tow and the nonprofit Sea Tow Foundation will help kick off National Safe Boating Week, which runs from May 21-27. 

As in years past, the goal of National Safe Boating Week is to educate and inform the boating public about the need to follow safe boating practices. 

"Late May is the start of boating season in many regions across the U.S.," Gail Kulp, executive director of the Sea Tow Foundation, said in a release. "But even in communities that enjoy year-round boating, this is a good time to remind boaters of some key boating safety practices." 

To help kick-off the weeklong event, 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 21. 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, go to readysetinflate.com or safeboatingcampaign.com. 

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