Safe Boating Week 2010

safeboatingwobOrlando FL., May 15 2010, - The World of Boating, Florida By Water, The Coast Guard Auxiliary as well as other marine agencies kicked off“Safe Boating Week” (May 22-28) with a show dedicated to promoting water safety.

The show had segments with discussions relating to topics such as Life Jackets, DSC Radios, MMSI numbers, BUI , Vessel Safety Checks, and Boating Safety Education.

Greg Holt, host of World of Boating Radio, stated, “Boating safety is subject that is often overlooked by the media. Many boaters would like to avoid this subject but the truth is, just following a few basic principles can save lives. If the World of Boating can help get the message out, then we all sleep better at night”

Rusty Gardner, President of Florida By water as well as a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, was in the studio to answer questions about boating safety topics.


World of Boating Radio focused on Safe Boating Practices

National Safe Boating week World of Boating radio show spectacular! (Hour 1)

National Safe Boating week World of Boating radio show spectacular! (Hour 2)

Special Features

Chris Castelli- Clay Count Sheriff Office on BUI

Fred Meffmann-NSBC

Rusty Gardner-CGA DSC/MMSI

Chris Edmondston-Boat US / Boating Education



Rusty Gardner was also invited by Capt. Patrick Prainito to be on the Boatwrench Radio Show out of Orlando. Hosted By Rob and Patrick, the Boatwrench is a great call in radio show for boat repairs.









Florida By Water iPhone Apps

Float Plan


Boating Safety Links

If there is one thing I get passionate about it is the use of DSC and MMSI numbers. Here are a few articles I have written On Scene Magazine (page 9) DSC/MMSI Brochure

Florida Boating Laws

Get a Vessel Safety Check A Vessel Safety Check is a courtesy examination of your boat (Vessel) to verify the presence and condition of certain Safety Equipment required by State and the Federal regulations

Boating Safety Resource Center

National Safe Boating Council

Boat US Foundation Safe Boating Course