On the waterfront: Learn the rules and be prepared before setting sail

National Safe Boating Week is May 19–25, 2012

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With summer around the corner and boating season already under way in many parts of the United States, NOAA and the National Safe Boating Council are asking boaters, sailors and water enthusiasts to remember important boating facts and safety tips before heading out on the water. Your life could depend on them!

Did you know that:


When on a sail boat, make sure you wear a life jacket.
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So, before you go out on the water:

To learn more, visit the National Safe Boating Council and National Weather Service Marine Forecasts webpages.

Posted May 17, 2012 NOAA logo.