Coast Guard Auxiliary Hits Grand Slam for National Safe Boating Week

May 2008 News
For the past several months recreational boating safety organizations throughout the United States have been planning outreach events for this year's National Safe Boating Week (NSBW) which began on May 17 and ended this past weekend. National Safe Boating Week signals the traditional start of the recreational boating season.
In the Los Angeles area for example the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary promoted its "Get Yours" (free vessel safety check) campaign with the stated goal of performing courtesy Vessel Safety Checks on at least 30% of all recreational boats contacted on May 24, 2008 at designated locations. "At the end of the day our vessel examiners at the designated locations hit a grand slam with exams being conducted on about 90% of the boats. We were very pleased with our results" said Anthony Turner, a spokesperson for the Coast Guard Auxiliary.
During NSBW throughout the United States the Coast Guard Auxiliary and other boating safety organizations were busy conducting Vessel Safety Checks, boating safety demonstrations, children's life jacket trade-ins and other outreach activities all with the goal of making the 2008 recreational boating season safe. Of course these outreach efforts don't end with the end of NSBW. For the remainder of the boating season and during the off season boating safety organizations will continue to promote boating safety.
For more information about the Coast Guard Auxiliary, please visit
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