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The Importance Of Boat Safety Class

Aug 17, 2007
You're taking coffee in the morning and reading a newspaper. You're just waiting for the rest of the family to get dressed before you all leave to sail in your newly purchased boat. Then you come across this article about a family who met an accident while on a boat trip. Then suddenly, you have second thoughts about having the trip.

Safety always comes first above everything else, especially if it involves your family. You don't want to sacrifice their safety just to enjoy boat sailing. Attending a boat safety class may take your mind off that dreadful news articles that you just read.

There are plenty of boat classes around that you can enroll in. after all, you've spent a huge amount of money on your boat, why not spend a small amount for learning boat safety measures?

Knowing boat rules is the key to safe boat sailing. Being ignorant is not an excuse because you have a choice. If you choose to go on with your scheduled trip despite the odds, then your family will soon end up like the one on the newspaper. but if you're responsible enough, you will postpone the trip and enroll in a boat safety class first.

There are many things to learn in a boat class. If you don't want to do it alone, then have the rest of the family enroll in the class. It doesn't have to get in the way of your present job because you can always have it scheduled after office hours. It's even more fun if all your family members get to enroll in a boat class because all of you will have proper knowledge in boat operation.

You will be taught the importance of having a floatation device (like life jackets), and carefulness in boat maneuvering. There is no room for recklessness while sailing on a boat; or drinking too much alcohol because in just a blink of your eyes, accidents can happen.

There are certain rules to follow especially when you're out sailing. here are some rules that you will learn in a boat class:

1. using navigation lights especially at night
2. obeying signs and buoys
3. don't bow ride
4. observing the zones like the 'no wake' zone
5. weather conditions

People ride their boats to have fun, and sometimes too much fun allows a person to forget about safety considerations. It's not wrong to have fun, but you should learn to set limits, and the level of awareness should always be present. You must always be ready for whatever unexpected events that might turn up.

Every year, there is always a boat accident reported. Perhaps if people only knew the rules of boat sailing, these accidents would have been prevented. Remember, without proper knowledge, you might be able to meet accidents which can cause injuries or worse, death.

Boat classes not only teach people how to be a smart boat operator or how to maneuver a boat safely, but they also decrease the cost of boat insurance. So if you attend a boat class, you will gain knowledge and at the same time save money.

Find a good boat class now. And you can enjoy boat sailing for the rest of your life with your family. It's quite relaxing to see the sunset together with your family while you're sailing, these are moments you'll never forget.
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