Keeping yourself and your passengers safe means being prepared and using good judgement when you're out on the water.
On the water, weather conditions can change very quickly, so it's important to keep a close eye on the forecast before and during your trip.
Safe boating when you're older
It's important to take extra care so you can keep enjoying your time on the water safely.
As the skipper, you must keep a proper lookout at all times. This is essential to keeping everyone safe on the water.
Towing involves a vessel pulling a person and watersport equipment with a rope (or line) to skim on the surface of the water.
Drinking and boating don’t mix
Waves, motion, vibration, engine noise, weather, wind and spray can all multiply the effects of alcohol.
Safe vessel speeds
Speeding incidents are likely to be serious, so slow down to ensure a great day on the water.
If you fall into cold water, cold shock can set in very quickly and you are at high risk of catching hyp0thermia.
Personal watercraft safety
Personal watercraft (PWC), commonly referred to as jet skis, are fast, powerful and highly maneuverable.