Did you know…

Boating activity rose significantly during the pandemic.

Unfortunately, accidents also increased 26% in 2020 compared to 2019 according to a recently released report by the United States Coast Guard.

Where instruction was known, 77% of deaths occurred on boats where the operator did not receive boating safety instruction such as through a nationally approved boating safety course.

Operator inattention, inexperience, improper lookout, excessive speed, and machinery failure rank as the top five primary contributing factors in accidents.

Boat smart, take a nationally-approved course from America’s Boating Club online or in the classroom to improve your boating skills and knowledge.

The local Grand Lake club will be offering America’s Boating Course this spring in the classroom with optional on-the-water instruction.

Keep an eye on the Events page of this website HERE for locally scheduled classes.

And, visit online at americasboatingclub.org or usps.org/grandlake, on Facebook: America’s boating club-grand lake for more information.

Boating Safety - Did You Know
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