Ad­vice on­board

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Are you a new­comer to boat­ing who wants to feel more con­fi­dent in your safety knowl­edge? Or an ex­pe­ri­enced boater who wants to make sure your safety equip­ment is up to scratch?

Ad­vice On­board is a free and friendly ser­vice that cov­ers your boat’s spe­cific safety con­sid­er­a­tions. Con­ducted by highly trained RNLI vol­un­teers, Ad­vice On­board is a per­sonal, face-to-face safety ad­vice ses­sion on board your boat.

Give a time and place that best suits you, and the RNLI will ar­range a visit.

The vol­un­teer will tai­lor their visit to your ves­sel and the type of boat­ing you do.

This is the per­fect op­por­tu­nity to ask any nig­gling ques­tions on equip­ment, safety or emer­gency pro­ce­dures. At the end of the ses­sion you get a writ­ten sum­mary of any is­sues that may come to light.

Whether it’s an­chors or en­gine spares, vol­un­teers are happy to an­swer all your queries. They’re also on hand at mari­nas, har­bours and slip­ways for more in­for­mal ad­vice and con­ver­sa­tions.

Visit­viceon­board for in­for­ma­tion and book­ing.

Life­jacket lock­ers

With your life­jacket checked and well main­tained, it’s im­por­tant you wear it when mov­ing to and from your boat in your ten­der.

But what to do with that heavy and bulky kit once on land? The RNLI pro­vides free, se­cure life­jacket lock­ers at a num­ber of pop­u­lar UK har­bours, in­clud­ing Sal­combe and Fowey.

Find the lat­est locker lo­ca­tions at­ers

Dis­cover the RNLI

Get­ting a group of fel­low boaters to­gether to think about safety could be just the mo­ti­va­tion you need. RNLI vol­un­teers would be de­lighted to visit your club and give a pre­sen­ta­tion on all things boat­ing, from man over­board equip­ment to call­ing for help.

To book, email com­mu­ni­ty_safety@ or call the RNLI’S sup­porter care team on 0300 300 9918.

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