Boating safety tips

Make sure your boat is in a good state by performing a safety check every 30 days:

  1. Pay special heed to your ventilation, navigation lights, and fuel tanks. 
  2. Ensure that you have all the safety equipment onboard (such as life jackets and a pre-departure checklist). 
  3. You should have sound-producing devices for the boat, such as an air horn, flares, similar distress signalers, and at least one fire extinguisher. Prepare a few extra dock lines for unusual situations and carry at least two fenders for docking or in case of towing. And last but not least, before sailing out, but after you make sure you have all of the physical items in place, you should check the weather forecast.

While you’re sailing, make sure you have at least one anchor set up and bent-on to your anchor line. Before sailing out, but after you make sure you have all of the physical items in place, be sure to check the weather forecast.