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FIVE KEY MESSAGES ANCHOR
MAY 22-28 CAMPAIGN
- ARTICLE COURTESY OF THE CANADIAN SAFE BOATING COUNCIL

Since 1995, Safe Boating Awareness Week has been the main- being knowledgeable about your upcoming trip; ensuring your
stay of boating safety for the more than 16 million people who boat is properly equipped with the required and good-to-have
recreate on Canadian waters.
safety equipment; that the weather is suitable for the voyage;
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The 2021 campaign is reaching out to Canadian boaters but, Remember, this is not all about you. It's important to keep in
due to COVID-19, is a little different in many ways.
mind that by staying out of trouble you won't put pressure on
rescue resources.
Boating is not quite into full gear yet with some areas of the
country open and some soon-to-open. Because many are get- * Take A Boating Course: If you are operating a powered recting onto the water in time for Safe Boating Awareness week, reational vessel, you should have your Pleasure Craft Operator
ZHZDQWWRUHPLQG\RXRIQRWMXVWRXUˉYHNH\PHVVDJHVIRU Card or some other proof of competency. But that's just as a
boating safely but also want you to keep in mind recommen- start, so consider taking some advanced courses. If your boating
dations related to physical distancing, and who should be, and preference tends towards paddling, this is the perfect time to
not be, on your boat.
enrol in some on-water training.
A key issue as the boating season begins is, for now, you can
expect fewer boaters on the water. There will be less chance of
having help close at hand if you run into trouble. And if you do
get into trouble, you will put extra stress onto rescue resources.

* Be Aware Of Cold-Water Risks: Cold water can severely imSDFW\RXUDELOLW\WRVZLPRUHYHQMXVWVWD\DˊRDW(YHQWKHEHVW
swimmers will feel the effects of sudden cold-water immersion.
No matter your swimming ability, your best chance of surviving
an accidental cold-water immersion is to wear your lifejacket.

The key Safe Boating Awareness Week messages for this season
are as follows:
Boating is a favourite pastime for many Canadians. It can reduce
the stress of social isolation and it's a great family activity. By its
* Wear Your Lifejacket: More than 80 percent of Canadians who very nature, boating provides the ideal way to get out and enjoy
drowned while boating were not wearing their lifejacket or not the outdoors while still maintaining social distancing practices.
wearing it properly. There are so many choices for lifejackets/ It won't be long before all of the Canadian waters are opened.
SHUVRQDOˊRDWDWLRQGHYLFHVRQWKHPDUNHWQRZ,WLVHDV\WR The Canadian Safe Boating Council wants you to have a super
pick one that suits your 'boating style' and one that you are season on the water this summer.
comfortable wearing all the time you are on the water.
Stay safe. Stay separated. Have fun.
* Boat Sober: Whether it's prescription drugs, alcohol or cannabis, the use of intoxicants is both irresponsible and illegal. The Canadian Safe Boating Council was organized in 1991 to
In some provinces, being convicted of impaired operation will improve communications regarding safe boating issues between
also affect your vehicle licence.
government departments and agencies servicing recreational
boaters' interests, and private companies and organizations in
* Be Prepared - You And Your Boat: Make sure both you and your WKHUHFUHDWLRQDOERDWLQJˉHOGJ
boat are up to your planned on-water activities. That means

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AT THE HELM
FEATURE: THE WET SET
SAIL REVIEW: BENETEAU OCEANIS YACHT 54
DESTINATION: AHOY BY A CENTURY!
THE PORT HOLE: MAY 2021
BOATING LIFESTYLE: A MAIN COURSE OF BOATING CONVENIENCE SERVED UP WITH A SIDE OF ENVIRONMENTAL GOODNESS
TECH: ADD A SHADE - COOL COMFORT WITH CONVENIENCE
CROSSING THE LINE: DR. WINCH ANSWERS YOUR BOATING PANDEMIC QUESTIONS
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