RBOA launches good boat­ing code

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KEEN TO FOS­TER vol­un­tary good be­hav­iour by boaters, liveaboard boaters’ group the Res­i­den­tial Boat Own­ers As­so­ci­a­tion has drawn up what it de­scribes as a brief vol­un­tary char­ter to en­cour­age good prac­tice on the wa­ter­ways, cov­er­ing moor­ing, boat­ing, main­te­nance and be­hav­iour. Its ten points are: Re­spect­ing the rules and guide­lines of the nav­i­ga­tion au­thor­ity. Keeping boats in a con­di­tion which com­ple­ments the lo­cal en­vi­ron­ment. Moor­ing con­sid­er­ately and in line with sig­nage. Re­spect­ing land-based users by not caus­ing an ob­struc­tion or de­tract­ing from their en­joy­ment. Keeping boats in a safe con­di­tion, so they do not present a haz­ard to other users. Re­spect­ing neigh­bours on land and wa­ter. Be­ing considerate to other boats, whether on the move or moored. Re­spect­ing the en­vi­ron­ment and her­itage of the wa­ter­ways. Be­ing will­ing to share knowl­edge and skills with oth­ers. Work­ing with RBOA to sup­port re­spon­si­ble wa­ter­way use. Boaters can give the code their back­ing on­line by go­ing to rboa.org.uk and click­ing the ‘Code of Good Prac­tice: Reg­is­ter Your Sup­port’ but­ton.

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