Safety on board
When traveling on a sailboat take care of your safety and the safety of the crew and the sailboat. It is important to know the right of way rules in order to avoid collision with other boats. Before heading out sailing, check the safety equipment on board - lifebelts, fire extinguishers; horn, whistle or bell; torches; radar reflector and all the necessary documents. Stay calm in dangerous situations, do not panic and follow the sailing route. Children must, in any given moment, wear lifebelts. When sailing alone, use a lifebelt. Rehearse the man overboard maneuver beforehand in case of somebody falling off boat. Use VHF radio when sailing and watch for sunburn, sunstroke and hypothermia.