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2023 National Safe Boating Week

Gary J & Ruth M Pauly | Published on 5/10/2023

National Safe Boating Week - May 20-26, 2023


This National Safe Boating Week, prepare for a great boating season by inspecting your boating safety gear and commit to providing comfortable life jackets for all your passengers to wear every time you go boating. U.S. Coast Guard statistics show that drowning was the reported cause of death in four out of every five recreational boating fatalities, and that 83 percent of those who drowned were not wearing life jackets.

Additional Safety Tips:

à      Take a Boating Safety Course. In Wisconsin it is required to take a boating safety course if you were born on or after January 1, 1989.

à      Check Equipment, make sure all equipment is present, working and in good condition

à      Make a boating plan, let people know where you are going before you leave the dock.

à      Watch the weather, always check the forecast before you depart.

Photo above taken by Ruth Pauly of the Marina starting to put out resident docks May 3, 2023

Also a reminder to everyone to stay far from shore if you operate a wake boat.  


See the ordinance passed by the Town of Hayward and info on the field study.  


2021 Hayward Lakes Motorboat Wake Ordinance