Saturday, June 13, 2009

July 1st Declared "National Boating Day"

For Anyone that owns a boat, we clearly know what it signifies. It's not just a material possession- it is a lifestyle. For us sailors- the satisfaction is even sweeter. In a year as tough as our country has seen and with all the worries in our land-based lives, our boats continue to be the escapes we need from reality. The Solace that we deserve.

July 1st was declared National Boating Day. Just in time for the 4th of July holiday- We ask that you take time to enjoy your family and friends aboard your boat. Create memories that will last a lifetime, unplug from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Have fun and boat safely.

US House of Representatives swiftly passes "National Boating Day" resolution

By IBI Magazine

The House of Representatives swiftly passed House Resolution 410 yesterday evening, designating July 1, 2009 as "National Boating Day". The NMMA said in a statement that it will recognise "the important role recreational boating and the boating industry" play in the lives of 59 million American boaters.

House Resolution 410 was introduced by Congressmen Ron Klein (D-Fla) and Henry Brown (R-SC), along with Congressional Boating Caucus Co-Chairs Candice Miller (R-Mich) and Gene Taylor (D-Miss) and passed with 27 bipartisan co-sponsors. It must now move through the Senate before the President can issue a national proclamation in observance of the day.
This resolution affirms Congress' commitment to the US recreational boating industry and the importance of spending time on the water with family for so many Americans," said NMMA president Thom Dammrich in a statement.

(10 June 2009)