Arizona Safe Boating Celebration

The 6th Annual Celebration
May 16, 2009
Lake Pleasant, AZ
8 AM to 12 PM

Each year this event gets better and better. Help us add to the tradition.

2009 Celebration Flyer (pdf)

 Booths and Displays

Arizona Game & Fish Department - OUI, vintage jackets
Phoenix Sail & Power Squadron – vessel safety checks, life jacket exchange, Sailboat display
USGC Auxiliary - vessel safety checks, info
Lake Pleasant Regional Park - park info, buoy and mussels display
Peoria Fire Department – Carbon Monoxide
Arizona Clean & Beautiful – litter prevention
ScubaBoard/Academy of Scuba - diver safety
Scorpion Bay Marina - boat storage
Adobe Mountain Wildlife - display
Life Jacket Loaner Station
Phoenix Bassmasters - conservation and clean fishing
Desert Paddlers – kayak safety
Jay Williams (City of Peoria adaptive kayaking program) – life jacket awareness/demos

Photos from the 2009 Celebration

Safe Boating Celebration display booth area

Lake Pleasant hosts the only
Safe Boating Celebration in the Valley

ScubaBoard is committed to diver safety

USCG Auxiliary volunteers more than 2 million hours to boating safety. 

Do you know what these buoys mean?

City of Peoria helps raise life jacket awareness

Free popsicle on a hot day

City of Peoria adaptive kayak

Vessel Safety Check examination crew discuss the
progress of boat inspections

Do you know the dangers of carbon monoxide in and around your boat?

Coastie is always an added attraction for the kids

Boats are checked while you make it ready for launch.

Free Safety Checks for watercraft without citations

Phoenix Sail & Power Squadron is dedicated to making boating safer and more enjoyable by teaching classes in seamanship, navigation and related subjects

Hundreds of boats and personal watercraft are checked at the celebration each year.

Each year volunteers from U.S.C.G. Auxiliary and Phoenix Sail and Power Squadron provide FREE vessel safety checks in the park

Many boat owners receive items for compliance to AZ laws for FREE!

Boats are checked while you make it ready for launch.

A look under the "hood" during a VSC exam

VSCs were also conducted at the Scorpion Bay

This little girl is proudly displaying her new life jacket that was donated through the National Water Safety Council Grant given during a VSC on May 17, 2009.

Ruth McCormick
Maricopa County Parks and Recreation
Lake Pleasant Regional Park
41835 N. Castle Hot Springs Road
Morristown, AZ 85342
(602) 372-7460, ext. 200
Fax: (602) 372-7465

Sponsored by
G&F Logo USPS Logo USCG Aux Logo  
Arizona Game & Fish
Phoenix Sail and Power Squadron  U.S Coast Guard
Maricopa County
Lake Pleasant Regional Park

The Organizing Committee
 Ruth McCormick (chair)  Lake Pleasant Regional Park
 Kelly Fowke  Arizona Game & Fish Dept.
 Theresa Guillen  Arizona Game & Fish Dept.
 Bill Johnson  Phoenix Sail & Power Squadron
 Connie Johnson  Phoenix Sail & Power Squadron
 Darci Kinsman  Lake Pleasant Regional Park
 Christian Wolfe  USCG Auxiliary
 Dawna Taylor  Maricopa County Parks & Recreation

With the help of the Lake Pleasant Regional Park staff and the Vessel Safety Examiners
of the USCG Auxiliary and Phoenix Sail & Power Squadron

And with assistance from these fine contributing partners:


National Water Safety Congress**

Sportsman's Warehouse

Central Arizona Project Arizona Wakeboard Association Shamrock Farms
Peoria Fire Department West Marine Scorpion Bay Marina



 Adobe Mountain Wildlife Center




 Academy of Scuba

 Discount Marine and RV

 Popumz Snack Crisps

Links to our contributing partners websites
Academy of Scuba
Adobe Mountain Wildlife Center
Arizona Clean and Beautiful

Arizona Wakeboard Association
Central Arizona Project
Discount Marine and RV
National Water Safety Congress**
Peoria Fire Department

Scorpion Bay Marina
Shamrock Farms
Sportsman's Warehouse
West Marine

Links to other year's celebrations
2011 2010  2009  2008   2007 2006  2005  2004 

For Safe Boating classes in Arizona
check the
Arizona Safe Boating Council website
for the latest schedules and locations

Arizona Game and Fish Department
Arizona G&F Laws and Rules (Title 5 2007-2008 Edition)
United States Coast Guard Auxiliary - Division 10
United States Power Squadrons® - Phoenix Sail and Power Squadron
Lake Pleasant Regional Park



* The Arizona Game and Fish Department prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age,or disability in its programs and activities.If anyone believes they have been discriminated against in any of the AGFD’s programs or activities, including its employment practices, the individual may file a complaint alleging discrimination directly with the AGFD Deputy Director, 5000 W Carefree Highway, Phoenix, AZ 85086 or U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 4040 N.Fairfax Dr., Suite 130, Arlington, VA 22203. If you require this document in an alternative format, please contact the AGFD Deputy Director as listed above or by calling TTY at (800) 367-8939.

** Funded in part by a grant from the National Water Safety Congress.

This site is maintained as a community service by the Phoenix Sail and Power Squadron, Inc.
This page was last updated May 26, 2009