With the holiday weekend coming up, we wanted to share this important post from the Water Sports Foundation. We know Americans will be out on our waterways, lakes and oceans. If you’re going out in a boat this weekend, please refresh yourself or educate yourself on these top boating tips. ~The Editors
ORLANDO, Fla., June 22, 2021 — Throughout the country, boaters are expected to cruise to popular gathering spots this Fourth of July weekend with friends and family, with plans to raft up, drop anchor and swim, enjoy barbecues and cap off festivities with spectacular fireworks celebrations. “After a year of Covid restrictions, boaters are out on the water in force, soaking up plenty of sun and fun,” said Water Sports Foundation Executive Director Jim Emmons. “With the addition of 415,000 new, first-time registered boat owners since 2020 who are now enjoying their first full season, we felt it was especially important to welcome them to the water and to share important safe boating strategies as we approach the busy holiday weekend.” The Water Sports Foundation recommends the following tips to maximize boating fun and safety this Fourth of July weekend, and beyond:1. IMPORTANT BASICS: PLAN AHEAD & BE PREPARED
2. FILE A FLOAT PLAN
3. PRE-DEPARTURE COMMUNICATIONS
To access all six boating safety tips, social media post and accompanying photo/graphic, click: https://www.watersportsfoundation.com/boating-safety-tips-fourth-of-july/About the Water Sports Foundation
Headquartered in Orlando, FL, the Water Sports Foundation (WSF) is the non-profit educational arm of the Water Sports Industry Association (WSIA.net). The WSF National Public Relations Outreach including this press release is produced under a grant from the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund, administered by the U.S. Coast Guard.
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