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Sober Skipper Program

 

 

Take the Sober Skipper Pledge

We all want a great day on the water. On a boat, wind, vibration, noise, and the sun can impair balance, coordination and concentration. These same issues are intensified when combined with drinking alcohol, taking drugs or even some medications. If you are the skipper, stay alert and sober. Don't drink alcohol or take drugs. Choose to be or to designate a sober skipper before leaving the dock and "Take the Pledge". Do it for your family, your friends, your passengers and everyone else on board your boat and on the water.

Click here to take the Sober Skipper Pledge

 Sober Skipper Window Cling Sign

 


Promote Sober Skipper with Tools on this page

Promote designating a Sober Skipper in your area using the following tools. They can help you talk about boating under the influence in your area and how it's the largest contributing factor attributed to recreational boating injuries. Sober Skipper is one of the Sea Tow Foundation's programs to promote safe boating practices nationwide; and it is centered around the idea that boaters need to designate a sober skipper before leaving the dock. Thank you for your interest in the Sober Skipper program to eliminate boating under the influence in your area.

 

 Photo of hundreds of Sober Skipper yellow wristbands

 


Distribute Sober Skipper Wristbands in Your Community

Distributing Sober Skipper wristbands in your boating community is an easy and free way to raise awareness about the dangers of Boating Under the Influence (BUI) of alcohol or drugs. You can order a kit of 100 wristbands to use in your local area. Each kit comes with a 4-color display box and 100 wristbands as shown. Refill bags of wristbands are available in packs of 100 when your display box is empty. These kits are FREE!  By requesting a Sober Skipper kit, you agree to help the Sea Tow Foundation report the results of the campaign through a survey which will be emailed to you.

Sober Skipper wristband kit on display

Some suggestions for using the wristbands include asking boat dealers, fueling stations, marinas, restaurants, and retail locations frequented by boaters if you can place Sober Skipper materials on their retail counter. You can also host a "Take the Pledge" event using the downloadable pledge sheets. Take a photo of your Sober Skipper efforts and share the photo on social media and tag @seatowfoundation along with the hashtag #SoberSkipper. Click here to order.

Family deciding who will be the Sober Skipper

 


Clean Graffiti Stencil

The Sober Skipper Stencil can be used with a power-washer to produce a clean graffiti effect or with paint to produce a traditional stencil effect. Made from heavy-duty plastic you can use your Sober Skipper Stencil over and over. Click here to order.

Collage of Sober Skipper Stencil photos