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National Safe Boating Week starts tomorrow

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Vol. III, No. 10

Navy Sailing at the start of last year's Newport to Bermuda Race. Photo by Allen Clark / PhotoBoat.com.

Navy Sailing at the start of last year’s Newport to Bermuda Race. Photo by Allen Clark / PhotoBoat.com

A racing team sports Type I PFDs
Type I PFDs are not the most comfortable, but they’re safe and inexpensive.

Which crew do you think is most likely to keep their PFDs on for the duration of their time on the water/on deck?

Safe Boating Week kicks off tomorrow with the message: Wear It!   These members of the Navy sailing team show how easy and comfortable wearing a Type V inflatable PFD can be.  The J105 sailors in the next photo look like they’re going to get tired of wearing their bulky Type I PFDs in no time.

This summer, consider comfort when selecting your PFDs…the more likely you are to wear your PFD, the more likely it will save your life. Having one neatly stowed on board won’t help you if you fall overboard!

-DC

Categories: WaterViews

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