Participate in a boating survey and be entered into a drawing for an iPad 2!

Chesapeake, VA - July 12, 2012 sponsors a boating safety survey which gives participants the opportunity to win a 16GB iPad 2.

As part of a program effort to learn more about the boating market at large, has partnered with Brown, Fraser & Associates to create and launch a survey about boater safety in the United States.

The survey is open to anyone who takes part in boating activities, whether as a rental or a recreational boater.

The survey can be found here:

Each respondent to the survey will be entered into a drawing to win a free 16GB iPad 2., in partnership with the U.S. Coast Guard, is committed to helping boaters (both rental and recreational) enjoy a safe experience on our nation’s waterways.

About is a free resource provided by the US Coast Guard to educate rental boat customers on safe boating practices to help ensure a safe and fun experience on the water. These video-based materials include boat-specific training and cover such topics as basic navigation rules, general safe operating procedures, towing, lifejacket wear, and refraining from use of alcohol while boating. In addition to the videos, provides downloadable checklists, in-house training materials, and a 25-question assessment, which provides a certificate upon successful completion. All videos and materials are available in Spanish at: Rental Boat Liveries can also register online at the site to receive a free DVD for inhouse training at their operation. Rental Training materials specific to PWC’s, Canoes, and Kayaks are currently in production and are scheduled for release by the launch of boating season 2012.


Melanie D. Bedogne, Program Manager

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This site has earned the Official NASBLA Seal of Safe Boating Practices and is recognized by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators to benefit boating safety – 2010. It is not, however, an Official NASBLA-approved boating safety course.