RCM-SAR provides a Boating Safety program which serves several purposes. First, it encourages safe boating education and practices to all age groups of the community. Secondly, boating safety is often Station 59’s initial contact with the public for the recruitment of new members and for our fund-raising efforts. The effectiveness of Boating Safety education is a determining factor in the prevention of Search and Rescue incidents.
Bobbie the Safety Boat is an interactive remotely controlled land based “boat” designed to interact with children in order to communicate about boating safety. Bobbie is taken to locations such as shopping malls, schools and numerous Boating Safety events where the “boat” captures the imaginations of children and adults alike, while teaching the importance of Boating Safety.