Learn about your responsibilities, the essential gear you need, boat maintenance, avoiding accidents and more.
Manage the risks that come with being out on the water
Your responsibilities as a skipper
Every type of boat must have a skipper
A skipper is legally responsible for:
- the safety of the boat
- all the people who are on board
Read about skipper responsibilities
Sharing the water with others
When out on the water, every skipper must:
Safer Boating Guide
This booklet gives you essential information for an enjoyable and safe time on the water.
Coastguard offers a range of courses for kayakers, skippers, radio operators and more.
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