Celebrating National Safe Boating Week


To commemorate National Safe Boating Week, local chapters of United States Power Squadrons, America’s Boating Club, organized and participated in boating safety events across the country.

Throughout the week, chapters in Lakeland, Venice, and San Carlos Bay, Florida, signed National Safe Boating Week proclamations with local leaders and city councils to bring awareness to the importance of safe boating behaviors.

The Grosse Pointe, Michigan, and Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia, chapters offered free vessel safety checks to boaters in their communities. Vessel safety checks ensure that boats meet federal safety standards and comply with state and federal regulations, while giving boaters the peace of mind that in the event of an emergency, they will have the necessary equipment to save lives and summon help. Anyone can request a vessel safety check from their local chapter, free of charge.

Additionally, Virginia’s Northern Neck and New York’s Finger Lakes chapters provided their communities with free life jackets at designated life jacket loaner stations.

Our members work tirelessly to educate the recreational boating public and encourage safe boating behaviors. Our dedicated instructors are highly trained and help teach fellow boaters the skills they need to feel more confident on the water. Students can take a course with United States Power Squadrons, America’s Boating Club, online or in-person with knowledgeable, experienced teachers.

United States Power Squadrons, America’s Boating Club, is dedicated to promoting safe and fun recreational boating through education, skills training, and civic service, while offering valuable social opportunities and benefits for its members.

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The Ensign magazine is an official channel of United States Power Squadrons, America’s Boating Club, a volunteer organization whose members teach boating skills and best practices to help improve the safety of our nation’s waterways. Learn more.

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