The Sea Tow Foundation and Freedom Boat Club have announced the Sober Skipper program at the club’s annual meeting November 13-17 in Fort Myers, Fla.
“We are thrilled to participate in the Sober Skipper program this year,” said Matt O’Hara, of Freedom Boat Club Lake George (N.Y.) in a statement. “Our members have really embraced wearing the wristbands and promoting the importance of designating a sober skipper to enhance both the safety and enjoyment of being on the water.”
Added Sea Tow Foundation executive director Michael Wesolowski, “Enjoy your time on the water and make it home safely, but before leaving the dock, take the pledge and decide who will be the sober skipper.”
Freedom Boat Club is part of 150 groups in 145 cities in 29 states that collaborate with the Sea Tow Foundation to promote the Sober Skipper Program. When a boat leaves the dock, the person driving for the day is encouraged to take a yellow Sober Skipper wristband and wear it.
The two boating organizations will collaborate to help build nationwide awareness about operating under the influence by distributing the wristbands to Freedom Boat Club members and their local communities.