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Michigan Boating Safety Course & Boating License. DNR - Boat operator age restrictions - who may operate a boat? Who May Operate a Boat Those less than 12 years of age: May operate a boat powered by a motor of no more than 6 horsepower (hp) legally without restrictions.

DNR - Boat operator age restrictions - who may operate a boat?

May operate a boat powered by a motor of more than 6 hp but no more than 35 hp legally only if they: Have been issued a boating safety certificate and have it on board the boat and... Are directly supervised on board by a person at least 16 years of age. May not operate a boat powered by a motor of more than 35 hp legally under any conditions. Those born on or after July 1, 1996, may operate a boat legally only if they have been issued a boating safety certificate and have it on board the boat. Those born before July 1, 1996, may operate a boat legally without restrictions. Who May Operate a Personal Watercraft (PWC) (a.k.a. jet ski, wave runner) Boat-ed. The Facts About Boating Accidents. Image Credit: Obryanlaw.net Michigan is certainly a state full of people who love spending time on the water.

The Facts About Boating Accidents

In 2013, Michigan was the state with the fourth largest number of registered boaters, only surpassed by California, Minnesota, and Florida. With peak boating season right around the corner, boaters all over the state are eagerly working to get their boats ready for the summer. Before you hit the water for the first time, consider these facts about boating accidents. When you understand what causes boating accidents and fatalities, you’ll be able better to avoid them. Top Causes of Boating Accidents Every accident is caused by something.

Alcohol is the Leading Cause of Boating Fatalities While alcohol isn’t the top cause of boating accidents in general, it is the leading cause of boating-related fatalities. Education Prevents Fatal Accidents Education seems to be very strongly correlated to preventing boating accidents. Life Jackets Save Lives. BoatSafe.com - Boating Safety Tips. Boating Tips and Articles Anchoring Boat Operation & Handling Boating Checklists & Logs - Printable Marine Communications Boating Environment & Sanitation Equipment for Your Boat An Overview of GPS Staying Healthy on Your Boat Seasickness contributed by Bob Pone Drug-Testing and Maritime Law by Capt.

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Hypothermia Hypothermia Beware!! Life Jackets - PFDs. United States Coast Guard. 6 most common rumors about alcohol and boating « Coast Guard Compass. Posted by PA1 David J.

6 most common rumors about alcohol and boating « Coast Guard Compass

Schuhlein, Thursday, August 14, 2014 Editor’s Note: This is a post from the Coast Guard Mid-Atlantic blog about boating and alcohol rumors. Summer is still going strong, and with Labor Day weekend coming up in a few weeks we want to remind all to heed the guidance they shared. It’s nearly Friday! Getting ready to go kick back on the boat this weekend? Here are 6 of the most common rumors about alcohol and boating: 1. The fact is, alcohol is responsible for 16% of boating fatalities. The operator of a boat has more variables to consider than someone driving a car.

Waterways aren’t marked by lanes, signs and street lights the same way that roads are and most boats don’t have headlights. 2. If you’ve ever spent time out on the water boating recreationally, chances are you’ve either attended a floating party, or witnessed one at close range. While pleasure craft are intended for recreation, they are not toys. Drinking and sailing. Couldn't open the story.

drinking and sailing

Received this message: "Unfortunately this title has been restricted for your territory. We apologise for this and hope you find other titles you like. " (incorrect spelling of apologize is theirs) My first sailing lesson was when I was about 10 years old. When we got back from my lesson, my parents asked me how I liked sailing with Capt Bob. We spent many days aboard together and Capt Bob could maneuver any boat into absolutely any forbidding situation. Drinking and Sailing.

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Rules: Mark-Room Explained

United States Sailing Association. Shareshareshareshare ISAF revises the rulebook every four years.

United States Sailing Association

The various National Authorities are invited to propose rules changes to the ISAF Racing Rules Committee, which reviews the proposals and forwards its recommendations to the ISAF Council for final approval. Fewer than one third of the proposed changes are adopted. Some changes may be approved during “off” years, with implementation delayed until the new rulebook is published at the beginning of the quad. The US Sailing Racing Rules Committee develops US Sailing’s proposed submissions to ISAF and sends them to the US Sailing Executive Committee.

Most rule changes result from comments or proposals from competitors or race officials. Sail Magazine - Your Source for Sailboats and Sailing Adventures. Sailing Anarchy.