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Safe Sailing Tips

Safety on a sailboat involves a wide range of activities and the use of important safety gear and equipment, which are concerning your attention in order to protect yourself and have fun!

This is why you have to respect the rules below:

1. (Always) Make THIS checklist BEFORE the departure

All the boats of Red Shark Attack are properly equipped ensuring that the craft is suitable for its intended use. However, having THIS checklist before the departure is the best way to make sure no boating precautions have been forgotten.
• Weather forecast
• Sound producing devices/ types of communication
• Lights and shapes
• Tools and spares
• Fuel & Oil
• Fire extinguisher
• Docking and anchoring tips

2. Inform others about your float plan

Use a float plan to alert rescuers in case of an emergency. Make a plan and give it to a family member or a friend to let someone else know your float plan, so in case of an emergency, this person will contact the Port Police.

We have to inform you that our boats are equipped with satellite monitoring systems (GPS trackers) so that in the unlikely event of an emergency we can immediately reach you with our rescue boat.

Although and in any case, it is important to let someone know your sailing plan.
3. Set an assistant skipper in case of a need

To be prepared for all situations, set an assistant skipper in case of an injury. You should always have someone else on board, who can follow the proper boating safety rules as the primary navigator.

4. Wear lifejackets ALL THE TIME

Everything is unpredictable on the water. Wearing a lifejacket is the most important thing, in order to ensure your safety when you are sailing. Make also sure that your family and friends are wearing the life jackets provided by Red Shark Attack that fit correctly for any body size.

5. AVOID consuming alcohol or eating too much

When you are sailing, you have to be concentrated 100% so avoid consuming any alcoholic beverages or eating too much prior to or during the trip. Levels of blood alcohol or high-fat food can potentially have an effect when you are sailing on a boat because of the motions, vibrations, engine noise, sun or the wind and set your navigation in danger!

6. ALWAYS use common sense

Safety comes first! Do not test your limits and always use common sense in every situation. Be aware of your surroundings, operate at a safe speed to have full control of the boat, especially in crowded areas, and of course, steer clear your vessel. Always remember to pay attention at the monitor gauges at the helm (voltage, temperature, fuel), as they have been placed there to help you promote safe operation and identify any issues as soon as possible.