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Safety Rules.

  1. It is mandatory that all power boats towing water skiers shall be occupied by two competent persons, thus enabling the driver to concentrate on navigation and the water ahead, whilst the second person watches the skier and relays his signals to the driver.
  2. It is strongly recommended that a rear-view mirror is fitted.
  3. A safety cut-out jack plug device should be used.
  4. All power boats towing skiers shall be operated in a careful and prudent manner, and at a reasonable distance from persons and property so as not to endanger life or limb of any person.
  5. Powerboats shall only tow a skier between 1 April and 31 October and between the hours of sunrise to sunset.
  6. No person shall operate a boat or water skis in a reckless or negligent manner.
  7. No person operating a power boat shall allow any person to ride or sit on the gunwale or decking of the vessel whilst underway.
  8. When operating on the sea or in the Harbour, it is recommended that all crew wear a life jacket and that the skier must wear a suitable life jacket or buoyancy aid, and should wear a wet suit.
  9. When skiing takes place and other water users are present, one experienced person from each boat shall be in charge of skiing operations and assume responsibility to ensure that all necessary safety precautions are rigidly observed.
  10. Apart from take-off and landing, all normal skiing shall be carried out away from the sandbanks, raft and any swimmers.
  11. The skiing course will be anti-clockwise.
  12. The Langstone Harbour Board (LHB) Rules concerning the boundaries of the Ski Area and the 10 knots speed limit must be understood and obeyed.
  13. The British Water Ski and Wakeboard (BWSW) and LHB rules and safety codes must be obeyed, with particular reference to :-