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We know that wearing lifejackets saves lives - we estimate that 100 lives a year could be saved in Canada if people always wore their lifejacket when boating. But many boaters don’t. The CSBC recently signed an International Lifejacket Wear Principles Agreement aimed at encouraging lifejacket wear. To view the press release, click here. The CSBC and the other international signatories, from Australia, France, the U.K.and New Zealand, are now reaching out to other organizations to be part of this effort. The U.S. National Safe Boating Council is the most recent signatory as a safety partner. The Australian Recreational Boating Safety Committee is hosting an international website where you can show your support. If your organization is committed to boating safety, why not go to and sign up as a supporting partner? It is free, and will showcase your organization’s commitment to boating safety. Together, we can make a difference!

To see additional photos from the Marine 13 Boating Conference held in Sydney Australia, click here!

5 Key Steps to Safer Boating

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Wear Your Lifejacket

Legally you must carry one on board, appropriately sized for each passenger. But don’t just carry it, WEAR IT.

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Boat Sober

Boating under the influence of alcohol, recreational drugs or prescription narcotics, is illegal, irresponsible and potentially deadly. Leave any such substances until you return to the dock.

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Take a Boating Course

The law requires that anyone operating a power-driven boat must have a Pleasure Craft Operator Card OR other accredited proof of competency and it must be carried on board.

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Be Prepared - You and Your Vessel

Ensure your boat has all the required safety gear and sufficient fuel. Be sure the weather is suitable for your vessel’s capabilities.

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Be Cold Water Safe

Cold water is a significant risk. Learn how to protect yourself.