If you are planning on getting out and enjoying the region's lakes this summer, make sure you know the navigation and safety rules which apply.
It is the skipper's responsibility to ensure the safety of the craft and crew on board. This includes knowing and understanding the rules of the road at sea. If you have an accident, ignorance of the rules set by the Navigation Safety Bylaw is not accepted as an excuse.
Age of Skipper. Skippers or drivers of any powerboat capable of speeds in excess of 10 knots must be 15 years of age or over.
Lifejackets. People on board a vessel 6 metres or less must now wear a lifejacket unless the skipper has assessed the risks and advised it’s safe to remove them.
For everyone's safety, including your friends and loved ones, make sure you are familiar with the Safety Bylaws which apply to your water craft!