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Safe Boating Week 2011


May 21-27 2011

This year during National Safe Boating Week, and throughout the boating season remember to practice safe and responsible boating, always wear your life jacket, and be alert and aware while on the water. By practicing these simple steps you can save your life as well as the lives of the people boating with you. Life jackets are now more comfortable and lightweight than ever, with many new styles to fit the style you want. Safe boating saves lives so for this year’s North American Safe Boating Week (May 21–27, 2011) and throughout the boating season remember to "Wear It!"





Safe Boating Campaign

Safe Boating Council

Ready Set Inflate

Boating Safety Resource Center

Vessel Safety Check


Local Events

Send Events to rusty@floridabywater.com


"Wear It” Boat Parade (with a Fly-over by the USCG helicopter – pending)

(Last year we had 15 boats participate from different organizations.)

May, 21st Noon

Crystal River, Floirda

Kings Bay – passing by the Ale House, Pete’s Pier, Ft. Island Trail boat ramps/park and more listed below

This will be our second “Wear It” Boat Parade around Kings Bay, up the Crystal River, passing Crystal River State Archaeological Park and the Crystal River State Preserve Park, to Shell Island and back, ending in Kings Bay.

1) Also, we will have a Safety Information display set up at West Marine in Crystal River From May 21-May 28, along with free Vessel Inspections being done in the West Marine parking lot all week.

2) In addition, we will have a Safety Information display set up outside of our Radio Room right at the docks of the Crystal River State Preserve State Park in Crystal River on May 21 and 22 (Sat. and Sun.)

3) An About Boating Safely class will be held during National Safe Boating Week at our Flotilla building located at 148 NE 5th St. in Crystal River, FL. For more information about the class, people can call Linda Jones at 352-503-6199.

Contact Information: Linda Jone -Vice Flotilla Commander 352-503-6199 LJones1501@gmail.com



Radio Interviews from 2010 on the World Of Boating

Chris Castelli- Clay Count Sheriff Office on BUI

Fred Meffmann-NSBC

Rusty Gardner-CGA DSC/MMSI

Chris Edmondston-Boat US / Boating Education