Clean and Safe Boating Day / Life Jacket World Record Event
On May 18 Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Lab join participants around the globe to heighten awareness of different life jacket types, including inflatable life jackets, and set a world record for the most inflatable life jackets worn and inflated. The local “Clean and Safe Boating Day” will take place on Saturday, May 18, at the Aquatic Visitors Center at Put-In-Bay, Ohio, from 11 :00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and the official life jacket world record event will occur at 12:00 p.m.
The annual event, hosted by the National Safe Boating Council (NSBC) in partnership with the Canadian Safe Boating Council (CSBC), serves as the kick-off to National Safe Boating Week, May 18-24, which is the official launch of the 2013 North American Safe Boating Campaign. The goal of the campaign is to educate the boating public about the safety and comfort of inflatable life jackets.