Summer is on our doorstep and now is the time to make sure you have the basics covered to ensure you stay safe on the water.
Safer Boating NZ wants you to have a great time on the water this summer and are encouraging everyone to take the time to know how to keep safe on the water before you leave the land.
Once you’re out there, it’s too late!
If you’re heading out on the water this summer you need a plan of action-no matter how experienced you are. Knowing the local conditions before you head out will help keep you and others safe while being free to enjoy your experience.
Make the right safety choice by following the Boating Safety Code – wear your life jacket (and make sure it’s the right size), take two waterproof ways to call for help, check the marine weather forecast, avoid alcohol, and know the rules to be a responsible skipper.
Check out their website for more great tips and advice » saferboating.org.nz