Boating and Sailing Safety
Safety For Crew and Guests on Your Boat
When you take crew or guests aboard your boat, you are responsible for their safety as well as for yours and the boat’s. Here are 5 tips for a safety briefing to give.
Safety Checklist Before Going Sailing
Every boat owner should have and use a checklist before heading out sailing. A good checklist like the one presented here helps ensure you don't overlook something that may result in a problem or accident once you're underway.
Essential Training for a Sailing Partner or Crew
Lots of experienced sailors trust they know what to do in an emergency on the water. But what if you yourself are in the water or injured or ill? Be sure your sailing partner, spouse, or crew know the basics of what to do in an emergency.
Why Sailors Die - The Most Important Safety Lesson
Sailing sometimes causes deaths. Most sailing fatalities are due to drowning while not wearing a PFD, yet most sailors do not wear a PFD in calm situations. Understanding why sailors die, and examining the statistics, can lead to a safety attitude that can prevent serious accidents.
The Most Essential Sailing Safety Equipment
The two most essential pieces of sailing safety equipment, when used with the right attitude and awareness, could prevent the majority of sailing fatalities that occur every year. This article can help ensure you stay safe out on the water.
Any activity on the water involves inherent risks. Sailing safety includes the use of safety gear and equipment, paying attention to weather, and following basic principles for both you and your guests and crew.
Use a Float Plan for Boating Safety
It's quick and easy, but using a float plan with a friend or family member might just save your life in a boating emergency.
Cold Water Boating Safety
Because of risks associated with cold air or cold water, sailors and other boaters on the water should take these special precautions to stay safe.
Gary Jobson on Sailing Safety
Gary Jobson, president of U.S. Sailing and America's Cup winning sailor, speaks out on safety when sailing.
What You Need to Know for Safe Boating
How much do you know about staying safe on your sailboat? Here's a checklist of everything you need to be sure you know to stay safe on the water.
Essentials to Teach Your Sailing Partner
A problem when you're sailing, such as going overboard or being injured, becomes a disaster if your sailing partner does not know what to do. Learn what essential things to teach your partner.
Boating Safety Quiz
Sailors and other boaters need to understand many things in order to stay safe underway. Take this fun quiz to test your safety knowledge and learn more.