Sept. 22, 2008 – PWC Digest

How to Become Life Jacket Loaner

The BoatU.S. Foundation For Boating Safety and Clean Water is accepting applications through Sept. 30 for its Life Jacket Loaner Program.
The program, which has been in existence since 1997, enables clubs or local waterfront businesses to loan life jackets to individuals —?at no cost — for a day or weekend. Since the program’s inception, three children’s lives have been saved thanks to the fact they were able to borrow a loaner life jacket. Currently, more than 90,000 life jackets are being loaned at more than 350 sites.
The foundation provides signage to advertise the program to the public.
“Demand for this program has been up 22 percent in the last two years because we make it so simple to use,” said BoatU.S. Foundation Program Manager Alanna Keating. “The loaner life jacket kit consists of 12 jackets of various sizes in a plastic storage tub, with easy-to-use sign-out sheets to help us track usage. All we ask for in return is that you make the life jackets available to the boating public in a readily accessible but secure location, and periodically let us how the program is going. Photos of kids wearing the jackets are also appreciated.”
To download an application to become a Life Jacket Loaner Program site, visit www.BoatUS.com/Foundation/LJLP

World Finals Registration

The International Jet Sports Boating Association (IJSBA) announced that registration for the 2008 world finals is now open. Registration and schedule information are available at www.ijsba.com/wf. Early registration is encouraged to ensure that some classes do not close or are not altered.
Competitors are reminded GP Ski is limited to 20 entries. Competitors must possess an IJSBA-recognized license as a pro or an expert level rider.
Competitors must be approved by the IJSBA and their registration in this class is not official until the entry is approved and funds are received.
Please forward any questions to the IJSBA by emailing info@ijsba.com or by calling 714/751-8695. psb

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