To provide you with an overview of what was presented at the CSBC 2012 Symposium, we have collected and posted the Power Point Presentations from each of the speakers at the 2012 Symposium. To view the Power Points, click on the individual presentation.
Jeff Hoedt, Chief, Office of Boating Safety, United States Coast Guard - Mr. Hoedt presented delegates with the status of boating safety in the United States, and the challenge of his safety organization to help reduce fatalities and change behaviour.
Bill Jennings, Past Director, Muskoka Lakes Association and boating safety educator - Mr. Jennings challenged delegates to consider the greater potential to change boating behaviour by motivating rather than legislating.
Barb Byers, Public Education Director, Lifesaving Society, & Ted Rankine, Playsafe Productions - Ms. Byers and Mr. Rankine discuss the influential role that women have in the lives of their families, to increase their boating safety.
Dr. Philip Groff, Vice President, Programs, Parachute - Dr. Groff’s presentation addresses the psychology of risky behaviour among boaters.
Howard Glenn, General Manager, Office of Boating Safety & Maritime Affairs, New South Wales, Australia - Mr. Glenn discusses boating safety initiatives in Australia and their contribution to increased lifejacket wear.
Peter Chennell, Maritime Safety Operations Manager, Royal National Lifeboat Institution, United Kingdom - Mr. Chennell discusses the role that the Royal National Lifeboat Institution has had in changing boaters' behaviour, and the future of boating safety through their Water Incident Database initiative.
Alistair Thomson, Maritime Safety Inspector (Recreational and Small Craft), Maritime New Zealand - Mr. Thomson covered the unique environmental conditions facing the recreational boater in New Zealand, and that no vessel or operator licensing or registration requirements are in place.
Introduction: Cathy Santiford, Canadian Safe Boating Council - Ms. Sandiford set the stage for the panel discussion with a brief review of boating fatality statistics in Canada and trends across the provinces.
Raymond Zee, President, Ontario Chinese Anglers Association - Mr. Zee notes the significant growth in members of his Association that participate in the sport of fishing, and that the lack of formal links between it and regulators means important changes in rules governing boating safety often fail to reach this community.