CALLING ALL CAPTAINS
Wondering where things stand with boating during COVID-19? Don’t worry, we’ve got everything you need to know to stay safe and healthy on the water this summer. Read on.
BOATING DURING CORONAVIRUS: PROVINCIAL REGULATIONS & SAFETY GUIDELINES
Unsure of the coronavirus rules, restrictions, and regulations that are currently in place when it comes to getting out on the water in your province? We’ve got the answers.
Boating in the Age of Coronavirus
From social distancing on the boat and considering mask-wearing to deciding on cleaning protocols and considering emergency and mechanical problems, here’s our guide to still finding delight in boating during the age of COVID-19.
8 Tips to Stay Safe & Healthy During COVID-19
Check for boating access restrictions that may be in effect. Don’t try to use boat launches or access areas that are closed to the public.
Only go boating with your immediate household unless your local regulations permit otherwise.
Wash your hands often, and keep hand sanitizer onboard your boat.
Practice proper etiquette
Wear a mask or face covering if you’re in a public area such as a launch or marina.
Operate with extra caution
If you’re involved in a boating-related emergency, you’re not only at risk of injury, you’re also putting yourself at a higher risk of exposure to others.
Keep your distance
Keep space between your craft and other waterway users and don’t anchor or moor your boat close to others.
Check your fuel levels!
Make sure your boat is fuelled up before you head out. Check the opening hours of fuelling docks before departure.
Keep to areas you’re familiar with. This will increase your safety, and reduce the risk of getting lost or being involved in other boating-related emergencies.
CALLING ALL CAPTAINS FROM COAST TO COAST
5 Principles of Boating Safety
GET THE KNOWLEDGE
Take personal responsibility, learn the skills and acquire the knowledge you need to boat with confidence. Ensure that you understand the “rules of the road” and how to boat safely.
WEAR A LIFE JACKET
Always wear your life jacket or PFD and make sure your passengers do the same.
DON’T DRINK AND BOAT
Use common sense, take responsibility for your actions and set a good example for others. Always say NO to drinking and boating and operate your boat responsibly at all times.
Equip yourself, your boat and your passengers with the right safety gear and know how to use it. Check the weather and boating environment before heading out.
Be prepared for an emergency and know how to react in unexpected situations.
FIND A PERFECT FITTING LIFE JACKET IN 5 STEPS!
Making the right choice when buying a flotation device is essential to your safety on the water. Follow these five steps to ensure you pick out the perfect lifejacket.
THE IMPORTANCE OF BOAT SAFETY EQUIPMENT
There are four types of important safety equipment that all boaters should be familiar with and know how to use. Do you know what they are?