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.
Visit Rnli.org/adviceonboard for information and booking.
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 at Rnli.org/ljlockers
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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@ rnli.org.uk or call the RNLI’S supporter care team on 0300 300 9918.