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Help Set an Inflatable Life Jacket World Record!

Virgil Chambers

The National Safe Boating Council and Canadian Safe Boating Council are teaming up to set a world record! We are encouraging boaters, boating safety educators and anyone else who would like to join in on the fun to participate in “Inflatable Life Jacket World Record Day.” Participants from across North America will simultaneously inflate an inflatable life jacket to set an unprecedented world record. The inaugural event will be held on Thursday, May 20, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. EDT / 8:00 a.m. PDT.

World Record Day will help to usher in National Safe Boating Week, this year May 22 – 28, 2010. The goal of National Safe Boating Week is to educate and inform the boating public about boating safety, specifically life jackets. The push of inflatable life jackets has been the main focus of the campaign for the past few years.

To ensure that this event is a success, the National Safe Boating Council (NSBC) and the Canadian Safe Boating Council (CSBC) have been working with local sponsors and partners in the area. Cabelas® is the national sponsor in America, offering its stores across the county as event locations. Leland Ltd. has worked with the NSBC to offer over 1,000 CO2 cartridges to allow participants the opportunity to inflate their life jacket, but also practice re-arming techniques of inflatable life jackets. SmartBoater is helping to sponsor the event throughout Canada, bringing this important message to boaters throughout the country.

If you’d like to participate or organize a local event of your own, please visit the newly created Web site at

We hope you can join us in this great opportunity to spread the word about life jacket safety to an international audience!


Virgil Chambers
Executive Director
National Safe Boating Council

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