Be safe on the water
Just like driving a car, operating a boat takes skill, knowledge and careful attention. Follow the proper safety precautions to make sure you and your family get full enjoyment out of being on the water.
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General boating safety tips
Wear your lifejacket, carry proof of competency, monitor the weather, know the area, share your sail plan, inspect your boat, have a safety briefing, and don't drink and boat.
Pleasure craft competency program
In most of Canada, you must have a proof of competency to operate a pleasure craft fitted with any type of motor.
Overboard recovery techniques
Know and practice the following emergency procedures with your family to lessen panic in an emergency.
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