Founded in 1966, the National Boating Federation (NBF) is the largest non-profit, nationwide alliance of recreational boating organizations. The Federation is composed of boating and yacht clubs and their associations representing over 2,000,000 of America's recreational boaters.
Message from Coast Guard Chief Acquisition Officer, Rear Admiral Ronald J. Rabago
This updated Strategic Plan, the Blueprint for Continuous Improvement, Version 5.0, provides the overarching strategic direction and enterprise objectives that CG-9 will focus on during the next two years and beyond. The goals articulated in this plan, as well as associated objectives and measures, enable the Coast Guard to successfully continue acquiring and delivering assets, systems and services critical to mission execution.
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The USCGAuxiliary publication, eBeacon, helps us to understand Electric Shock Drowning:
Electric Shock Drowning, or ESD is a little-known and often-unidentified killer whose deaths and injuries are entirely preventable. In just four months last summer, there were seven confirmed ESD deaths and at least that many near misses; in all likelihood, dozens more incidents went undetected. Every boater and every adult who swims in a freshwater lake needs to understand how it happens, how to stop it from happening, and what to do — and not to do — if they ever have to help an ESD victim.
What every boater needs to know about Electric Shock Drowning (ESD)...
A Reminder About Ethanol in Gasoline
The National Boating Federation hopes your summer boating season is going well!
This is a reminder about a few of the risks of using high ethanol blends in your boat's gas tanks. We encourage you to pass it on to your membership.
Risks of using high ethanol blends may include:
Corroded and rotted fuel lines
Destruction of gaskets
Helpful links (source):
The National Boating Federation continues to monitor the use of ethanol in gasoline and works to help repeal or reform the EPA's Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program.
NMMA Partners with OPEI on "Look Before You Pump" Ethanol Education Campaign
"Look Before You Pump" ethanol education campaign. NMMA is now distributing 'Look Before You Pump' messaging and materials to our membership and other stakeholders.
Created by the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), an international trade association representing 100 small engine, utility vehicle and outdoor power equipment manufacturers and suppliers, the 'Look Before You Pump' campaign helps consumers protect their boat, other non-road vehicles, and outdoor power and small engine equipment investments. Read more...
Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund
The Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund serves as the backbone for conservation funding in the United States, and is a critical funding pool for a diverse set of important state and national recreational fishing and boating programs.
USCG Posts Results of Recreational Boating Survey Results
Recreational boating is one of the most widely enjoyed forms of outdoor recreation in the United States, and understandably so. Our nation’s spectacular waterways, including the oceans, Gulf of Mexico, Great Lakes, thousands of inland lakes, reservoirs and the many river systems, offer breathtaking boating opportunities nationwide.
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