Lake Norman Safe Boating Week May 21-27, 2016

Every year Westport Marina participates in the National Safe Boating Week safety campaign. This year’s national Safe Boating Week is May 21-27, 2016. “We place a large importance on our boat owners and boat renters to know their safety when they come to Lake Norman to enjoy a weekend or day on the lake,” said Lowry Hobbs of Westport Marina. “We just ask our boating customers to be aware of all of the safety resources available to help educate them about safety on the lake and in their boat.”

Be safe renting a boat on Lake Norman during National Boat Safety Week from Westport Marina.

Boat Safety Days – Daily Boat Safety Events

May 21, 2016 – Ready, Set, Wear It! Life Jacket World Record Day – This one-day event is part of the North American Safe Boating Campaign – simply known as Wear It! – a yearlong effort that brings together boating safety partners across the U.S. and Canada to promote safe and responsible boating, including voluntary, consistent wear of life jackets.

Top-Ranking States for Reported Boating Accidents

Florida: 581

California: 379Wear your life jackets when boating or renting a boat on Lake Norman at Westport Marina.

New York: 175

Texas: 167

Missouri: 142

Maryland: 130

North Carolina/South Carolina (tie): 124

Washington: 122

Louisiana: 113

New Jersey/Tennessee (tie): 111

“Being aware of boating safety, life jacket requirements and personal safety will increase your fun whether you are renting a boat from us or using our beautiful marina to store, launch and dock your boat,” said Hobbs. “Our entire goal is to provide a fun and safe place for boaters of all ages and skill levels to get together, enjoy Lake Norman and have a safe time.”

To learn more about boat rentals on Lake Norman from Westport Marina, call us at 704-483-5172 or email us for rental schedules and reservations.