SOURCE: National Safe Boating Council

National Safe Boating Council

June 15, 2015 07:50 ET

National Safe Boating Council Reveals Major Updates to BoatOnCourse.com

Interactive Site Introduces Boaters to Basic Navigation Rules in Fun and Educational Way

MANASSAS, VA--(Marketwired - Jun 15, 2015) - Looking to advance your awareness of basic navigation rules? The National Safe Boating Council released major updates and additions to its award-winning Navigation Rules Awareness website, BoatOnCourse.com. The interactive Sequel introduces recreational boaters to basic navigation rules, including operator's responsibility, maintaining a proper lookout, safe speed, crossing, meeting head-on, and overtaking situations, while getting them excited about learning more about additional rules, boating safety, and creating a greater awareness for the need to take a NASBLA-approved safe boating course.

Featured updates include new chapters and boating scenarios on lights, sound signals, sailing rules, commercial vessels, narrow channels, and exclusion zones. BoatOnCourse.com is recognized with the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators' Seal of Safe Boating and is produced under a grant from the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund, administered by the U.S. Coast Guard.

"We're excited to provide our visitors an opportunity to enhance their knowledge of navigation rules, as well as giving them new information on the 'Rules of the Road,'" said Rachel Johnson, executive director of the National Safe Boating Council. "BoatOnCourse.com provides a great introduction to safer boating practices, while encouraging boaters to take a safe boating course, offered by many of our partners."

Watch this video to learn more: http://youtu.be/kkzFQ537GZM

BoatOnCourse.com was built to provide an enjoyable and educational experience where boaters can learn basic navigation rules and know what to do in various scenarios experienced every day out on the water. In addition, the website is designed to test a boater's knowledge after each segment with an interactive quiz. The NSBC worked collaboratively with Parroco Productions Group on BoatOnCourse.com, winner of PRNews' Digital PR Awards for New Website.

About the National Safe Boating Council
The National Safe Boating Council (NSBC) is the foremost coalition for the advancement and promotion of safer boating through education, outreach, and training. To learn more about the NSBC and its programs, visit SafeBoatingCouncil.org. Follow us on Twitter at @SafeBoatCouncil.

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