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International Lifejacket Wear Plrinciples
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Since the foundation of the ACA's National Paddlesports Instruction Program in 1972, lifejackets have been worn in all ACA courses. In 2014, the ACA joined this movement to promote personal responsibility through the wearing of lifejackets in small vessels. 

Overview of the International Lifejacket Wear Principles:

At a 2012 meeting hosted by the Canadian Safe Boating Council at Lake Muskoka, Ontario, representatives of national boating authorities and organisations from Canada, the United States, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom considered their collective experience from working to reduce fatalities arising from recreational boating.

Across these nations, the majority of all fatal boating accident victims drown and of these, around 4 out of 5 are reported as not wearing a lifejacket. The single greatest challenge facing the recreational boating safety community today is increasing the lifejacket wear rate among the boating public.

Learn more about the International Lifejacket Wear Principles.

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