|The Chesapeake Bay|
Having grown up on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland, I will always be a water baby at heart. Some of my fondest memories were made boating out on the bay, either on my mom's catamaran or my aunt and uncle's speed boat.
My husband and his family enjoy the water as much as my family does, so I've been lucky enough to share my love for boating with them as well.
|My Husband and Me Boating in Florida|
That's why I was intrigued to learn about Sea Tow and the Sea Tow Foundation.
Sea Tow is the #1 choice of boaters nationwide for on-water assistance. Sea Tow members receive free towing, fuel drops, jump starts, priority service, Automated Radio Checks, 24/7 nationwide coverage, knowledgeable Captains, covered ungroundings, savings and much more.
|My Mom's Prindle Catamaran|
|My Mom Racing Her Catamaran in a Regatta|
Ensuring that every passenger has a life jacket is a vital part of boating safety and is at the top of Sea Tow's First Mate Checklist safety infographic for kids:
I wish a checklist like that had been around when I was a kid! It's never too early to teach these basic safety measures. And I wish my family could have had Sea Tow's service available to us during our many years of boating, especially during my aunt and uncle's accident. Such service is invaluable even for minor emergencies.
|My Daughter at the Helm of the Schooner Woodwind in Annapolis, MD|
On a much lighter note, every parent knows that snacks are a high priority on the boating checklist! Check out Sea Tow's list of snack ideas to make before heading out for a day on the water. That snack pop recipe looks pretty amazing to me!
Sea Tow memberships are available in Gold Card for $169 per year or Lake Card for $119 per year.
|Matt and Me on the Schooner Woodwind|
I still plan on owning my own boat someday and when I do, I will be sure to become a member of Sea Tow. You simply can't put a price on safety and there's no such thing as being too cautious or too prepared for possible emergencies when it comes to boating.