With summer just around the corner, many Canadians are dreaming of fun-filled days out on the water with family and friends. While boating is a great activity for people of all ages – it also comes with serious risks. Wearing a life jacket is a simple yet extremely important way to keep you and your family safe. Wearing a life jacket is important because:
1. They save lives
2. They help turn an unconscious person in a face-up position in the water
3. Boating accidents can occur to even the most experienced boat drivers and crew
4. Boating accidents occur during any type of weather
5. Adults are just as likely as children to drown
6. Being intoxicated or having alcohol in your system affects your swimming ability
7. They help prevent hypothermia
It is important to stay educated on the ...
When you go boating, you want to have fun and enjoy yourself. There is nothing wrong with this but it is important to do your part for the environment so everyone will have a safe and enjoyable place for many years to come. Here are five things to remember that will help you have an environmentally friendly time.
1. Don’t Throw Trash into the Water
There is no reason to toss empty beverage containers or food wrappers into your local bodies of water. This causes a great deal of debris and can result in toxic build up over time.
Never throw out plastic six pack holders. If these things get into the water, it’s possible for innocent creatures to be captured and trapped inside of them. This can result in terrible tragedies, including needless loss of life, and pain and suffering.
When you toss garbage into our bodies of water, you make it hard on everyone. It looks terrible and people visiting will think that everyone in Atlantic Canada is thoughtless and selfish. This is not a good way to attract ...
Sailing on the water in Atlantic Canada is one of the most pleasurable things you can do. It's a different world out on the water. There is something about the freedom and relaxation that comes with boating, and you don't have to be concerned with all the things that are happening onshore. However, if you are just beginning, these 9 sailing ti[s can help you get off to a safe start.
1. Take lessons first: Maybe you know someone that is experienced with sailing. Learn all you can from this person. IF you have no one to learn from, consider taking lessons. Before you start lessons, take the time to study basic terms you will be dealing with. For example, port is left and starboard is right, when looking at the bow (front) of the boat.
2. If possible, rent your first sailboat: This gives you a "try before you buy" advantage. Plus, you'll know exactly what you like and how much boat you can handle. In addition, you should rent something smal ...