Take the Pledge to be or Designate a Sober Skipper

On a boat, wind, vibration, noise, and the sun can intensify the effects of alcohol; and can impair balance and coordination, which are already hard to maintain on a boat (even without drinking). So if you're the skipper, stay alert - stay sober; and be or Designate a Sober Skipper before leaving the dock.

I Pledge To:

• Respect the legal drinking age
• Be responsible for my vessel and all passengers
• Be or designate a sober skipper

    Take The Pledge


    Thank you for supporting the Sea Tow's Foundation Mission to promote safe boating practices. The Sea Tow Foundation is launching a nationwide program centered around the idea that boaters need to appoint a designated skipper before leaving the dock. Would you like to get involved? Great! Here are your options:

    The Sea Tow Foundation has been able to create promotional kits for other boating organizations to spread the word about the Designated Skipper Campaign easily with our pre-packaged promotion kits. Each kit contains enough materials for about 100 people. These kits are FREE! By requesting this kit of materials, you agree to help the Sea Tow Foundation report upon the results of the campaign through a survey which will be emailed to you from info@boatingsafety.com.

    Instructions: ask proprietors of boat dealers, fueling stations, marinas, restaurants, and retail locations, frequented by boat skippers, if you can place Designated Skipper Campaign materials on their retail counter. Take a photo of you and your contact next the Designated Skipper Campaign kit on their counter. Share the photo with your local press and on your social media pages along with the hashtag #DesignatedSkipper. Then, check in with your contact at each location once a month or more to learn how many materials have been distributed and to ask if they need more Designated Skipper materials. After your check-in with your contacts at each location, email photos, location name, location address, and your counts back to Sea Tow Foundation. 

    One kit includes:

    •    1 Clear Plastic Container and Lid
    •    50 Boat Decals
    •    100 Wristbands

    Contact the Sea Tow Foundation at: 888-276-7691 or info@boatingsafety.com

    This project is produced under a grant from the Sport Fish Restoration & Boating Trust Fund, administered by the US Coast Guard.

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