NASBLA is excited to announce a Mission Partner
sponsorship agreement with SAFE Boats International.
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NASBLA announces revised Boating Education Standard

The National Boating Education Standards Panel is pleased to announce the availability of the revised standard: NASBLA-103-2015: Basic Boating Knowledge - Power. The standard, a revision of the 2012 standard now in use across the U.S., is available for free download.

The standard will be submitted to the American National Standards Institute for public review and comment in the near future. Pending the outcome of that review, the recommended implementation date for the revised standard is January 2015 for course development or revision.

Questions regarding the Education Standards Panel and NASBLA-103-2015: Basic Boating Knowledge – Power should be directed to Pamela Dillon, NASBLA Education Director, at

NASBLA mourns the passing of George W. Stewart Jr.

George W. Stewart, Jr. 1925-2014


Former NASBLA Executive Director and Delaware BLA George Stewart passed away Sunday, August 3, 2014. George lived a full and remarkable life from serving in World War II and Vietnam to being the first boating law administrator for Delaware (1973-1987). He then went to work for NASBLA, eventually serving as its executive director (1987-2005).

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Coordinated Statement on Reauthorization of the
Sport Fish Restoration & Boating Trust Fund

The Angling & Boating Alliance has reached consensus agreement on reauthorization priorities and statutory changes to ensure the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund's continued vitality and success as a “user pays, public benefits” program. 

Supplementary Notes

2014 ABA Proposed Allocations

National Recreational Boatying Survey The U.S. Coast Guard's 2012 National Recreational Boating Survey report is now available.

Read the latest issue of Small Craft Advisory.

Access the 2014 SCA Editorial Calendar.


Accident Reporting Terms and Definitions lists are available for download. Continue to be part of the action as finishing touches are put on the terms’ Reference and Resource Modules. Access the Beta version of the package to give feedback and help identify more photos and videos for the final product.

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