Canada’s vast coastlines, breathtaking bays and huge lakes provide wind-powered sports enthusiasts a lifetime of adventure. Our beautiful waters can also be very harsh and you must be prepared for high wind, waves and strong currents. Make sure you arm yourself with the proper skills needed for any situation.
if your sailboat has a motor. all of the legal requirements and safety precautions applicable to power boats also apply to your sailboat.
Rules of the Road
Understanding and obeying the rules of the road for sailboats is critical due to the potential for collisions, especially with high-speed power boats. As well, make sure you understand aids to navigation which are buoys and day beacons that govern passage through congested channels.
Before heading out in the water this summer:
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