May 18 – May 24, 2013
National Safe Boating Week is an opportunity to highlight the importance of safety precautions and sensible behavior when spending time on the water, including wearing a life jacket, not boating under the influence of drugs and alcohol, and being aware of other general boating safety practices.
North Carolina Sea Grant believes the best safety device is knowledge. For book knowledge, we suggest starting with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission for information about North Carolina boating laws and for boater safety certification courses. The USCG Auxiliary and U.S. Power Squadron volunteers also conduct boating safety classes at numerous coastal and inland locations.