10 safety rules for water sports

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Check the weather

Check the weather forecast before setting off and be aware of possible weather hazards.

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You are safer on the road with a partner

Respect others: Be respectful of other participants, swimmers and boaters and give them plenty of space.

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Know the rules

Familiarize yourself with the specific rules and regulations that apply to the water sport you are participating in and follow them at all times.

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Assess wind, waves and current

Be aware that these conditions can change quickly.

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Safety of entry and exit points

Safety when getting in and out of the water is crucial for avoiding accidents and injuries.

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Know your limits/training

Knowing your own abilities and limits is crucial to minimizing risks in water sports.

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Always use the right equipment

Using the correct equipment is essential to ensure a high level of safety in water sports.

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Protection of swimmers and divers:

As swimmers and divers are more vulnerable than boats or jet skis, it is important to keep a safe distance at all times to avoid accidents.

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Meaning of the speed limit

Maintaining a low speed near the shore is crucial to ensure the safety of water sports enthusiasts and other people near the shore.

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Enjoy nature and protect the environment

A respectful approach to the environment and the marine ecosystem is crucial to preserving natural beauty and diversity.