There are few things more enjoyable than spending a beautiful summer day out on the water with your closest friends and family. For many of us, when you’re on the boat, there’s not a care in the world.
Boating is all about fun. But most people don’t typically associate fun with responsibility. One of the most important aspects of boating is making it safely back to the dock so you can continue the fun. That’s why the Sea Tow Foundation is launching an important Designated Sober Skipper program this summer.
This program was developed to remind boaters to be or designate a Sober Skipper before you leave the dock each time you are boating. By forming partnerships with marinas and other organizations across the United States, our nonprofit foundation will further connect with boaters everywhere to champion a cause that promotes a safe and fun boating experience for everyone.
Those who “Take the Pledge” to be or Designate a Sober Skipper for their vessel will be given bright yellow wristbands to emphasize their commitment to a fun and safe day on the water for everyone involved.
Many boaters don’t realize that the effects of alcohol can often be much more dramatic when out on the water than they might be back on land. When you’re out on a boat, the sun, wind, noise and constant motion can lead to reduced coordination much faster than it would on land. It may only take one drink for disorientation to set in. That’s why Designating a Sober Skipper is so important.
Interested in participating in the program? Stop by participating marinas or go online to take the pledge today. For more information, visit www.soberskipper.com.