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National Safe Boating Council

Contact Information

Jo Calkin
P.O. Box 509
Bristow, VA 20136

703-361-4294 (Voice)
703-361-5294 (FAX)

Internet Resources


The National Safe Boating Council, Inc. (NSBC) was organized in September 1958 under the name National Safe Boating Committee. The NSBC presently has a membership of over 330 U.S. and Canadian organizations, all with an interest in boating safety and education. The NSBC membership is diverse, with approximately 65% of the membership being nonprofit organizations and 35% being for-profit organizations. The NSBC is the foremost coalition for the advancement and promotion of safer boating through education. The National Safe Boating Council accomplishes this mission by conducting a series of on-going National Campaigns to promote safe boating, providing opportunities to work directly with national and international leaders in boating education, improving the professional development of boating safety educators, distributing safe boating information, developing and recognizing outstanding boating safety programs, and supporting research initiatives that strengthen boating education and safety awareness.


The NSBC produces materials for National Safe Boating Week, which includes a press kit, booklets, flyers, posters, and sticker. They also produce the "Boating Safety Sidekicks" a very popular series of kid's activity booklets. Proceedings from the International Boating and Water Safety Summit are also available.


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Date Entered: 7/1/1998
Date Edited: 12/19/2012
Date Revised: 7/18/2006 12:12:09 PM
Health Referral Number: HR1423
Accession Number: DP91A0661

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