RBOA launches good boating code
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.