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A Publication for American Boating Association Members
   Volume 192
 May  2020

Social Distancing + Boating

COVID-19 is forcing everyone to navigate uncharted waters, including boaters. Many people are wondering if they can go boating, who they can boat with, and where they can go once they leave the dock. Unfortunately, there is no simple answer as many states have issued stay-at-home orders, with some prohibiting outdoor recreation and recreational boating, and permitted in others.

We are in a public health crisis, and it is critical that guidance is followed. As responsible boaters, it is important to understand that the primary purpose of stay-at-home orders is to limit the spread of the virus. Risking unnecessary exposure is not just a hazard for you – it puts law enforcement, emergency responders, seniors, and vulnerable populations in danger.

If you are on the water, here are social distancing and boating safety tips.

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ABA Travel Access Discounts

Get deep discounts on travel that aren’t available to the public. ABA’s Travel Access Program serves up deeper discounts on hotels, car rentals, flights, cruises and activities all over the world. Most of our travel deals are not available to the public, which means rates are much lower than what the average consumer can find online. Once you register (for free!), you’ll get instant access to thousands of travel deals that allow you to experience a lot more with your budget.

Click here to learn more.

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Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day

Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day is Friday, May 15, 2020. Working from home? No worries. Let's flood social media with life jacket images and boating safety tips. We love boating and let's share it with others. It's easy to participate. Wear your life jacket to work (or at home), snap a picture and share on social media with the hashtags #lifejacket2work and #safeboating. Be sure to tag @BoatingCampaign on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Hint, there may be some prizes awarded throughout the day from the Safe Boating Campaign for the most creative photos.

Following Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day is National Safe Boating Week from May 16-22. This is a great opportunity to continue the momentum from Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day by sharing favorite boating memories and safety tips on social media.

Read more.

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Get the Boat You've Always Dreamed of with the ABA Boat Finance and Refinance Program

Whether your dreams this boating season include purchasing your first boat, or upgrading or refinancing your existing boat, the ABA Boat Finance and Refinance Program can make your dreams come true.

Interest rates are at or near historic lows. Now is the time to act!

Take advantage of ABA's partnership with one of the most respected boat financing companies in the nation and experience truly helpful service from professionals who understand how to get you into a boat loan that's affordable for you.

Click here to get a quote or learn more.

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Boating Humor

Boat cartoon

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Thank you for your ABA membership. Remember, by using the money-saving benefits
offered through ABA, you help ABA to keep boating safe, clean, affordable, growing and fun!
Safe and fun boating to you!

American Boating Association

Disclaimer ~ The American Boating Association assumes no responsibility or liability for events that occur due to actions you or others on your behalf take based upon the information provided herein. You are proceeding at your own risk.

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