Boating for kids

Ashley asks, "If you had to choose the 5 most important tips for a first-time sailor, what would they be?

Great question Ashley. If I were to choose the 5 most important tips they would be:
  1. Always wear your life jacket when underway.
  2. Make sure you file a float plan with a responsible adult so they know where you are going and when you should return.
  3. Study and know the rules of the road so you are aware of which boat has the right of way.
  4. Keep a good look out for other boats. Even if you know the rules others may not, so you have to operate defensively.
  5. Always operate at a safe speed, at a safe distance from the shore and other boats, and in a responsible manner.

Capt. Matt


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