April 2008

'Rules Of The Road' Boat Decal Now Available In Spanish
Handy Sticker Is Great for Boat Helm Station

The BoatU.S. Foundation for Boating Safety has made it a little easier for Spanish-speaking boaters to check the "rules of the road" with a new Boat Handling Guide decal in Spanish that can be affixed on the helm.

The decal is free to boat clubs, marinas, or other groups in quantities up to 200 and is available at http://www.BoatUS.com/foundation/brochure. The weatherproof decal gives examples of the most common types of navigational markers, rules of the road, and right-of-way illustrations, and an explanation of horn signals.

"Our Boat Handling Guide decal is the most popular item that boaters request," said BoatU.S. Foundation Program Manager Amanda Suttles.

"And no matter what language you speak, it's great having one on the helm for a quick reference," she added.

The Foundation also offers Spanish-language brochures including Navegación en Aguas Frías, which discusses hypothermia and safety tips for cold weather boating; a Chalecos Salvavidas brochure that explains the types and use of life jackets; an El Alcohol y la Navigación brochure that explains the dangers of drinking and boating; and a brochure on environmentally friendly boating, La Rutina de Limpieza: 21 Ideas Para Navegar Mejor.