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The Pillars of Boating Safety

Four things that really matter.

May 16, 2015
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Boating safety encompasses a broad range of disciplines, ranging from maintenance to seamanship. That said, there are four cornerstones that create a solid boating safety foundation. These are:

US Power Squadrons Boating Safety Course Certificate
A certificate of course completion issued to the author by the United States Power Squadrons. Note the date. Kevin Falvey

1.Take a Boating Safety Course

2. Know The Rules of the Road

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3. Don’t Drink and Boat

4. Wear A Lifejacket

These cornerstones, or pillars, of boating safety, have been identified by the pros in the boating safety business. Namely, I am referring to the US Coast Guard, The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, the National Safe Boating Council, The National Association of Boating Law Administrators and the United States Power Squadrons.

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National Safe Boating Week 2015 kicks- off today with Ready, Set Wear It! This is an event that strives to break a world record for the number of people wearing lifejackets. In so doing, awareness for a key boating safety pillar will be raised. You can be part of it. Today…and everyday.

Takeaway: The United States Power Squadrons were founded in 1913 by Roger Upton, Rear Commodore of the Boston Yacht Club.

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