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It’s National Safe Boating Week


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Boaters, sailors and water enthusiasts get ready: It’s National Safe Boating Week (5/21–5/27).

As Memorial Day weekend nears, the ceremonial start of boating season begins, bringing with it the increased potential for accidents and injuries. (Check out this YouTube video.)

Did you know that:

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When on a sail boat, make sure you wear a life jacket.
(Credit: Morguefile.)

Before you set sail for a relaxing day on the water,
be sure to:

To learn more, visit the National Safe Boating Council and National Weather Service websites.

Posted May 21, 2011 NOAA logo.