- 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.
- A safety cut-out jack plug device should be used.
- 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.
- Powerboats shall only tow a skier between 1 April and 31 October and
between the hours of sunrise to sunset.
- No person shall operate a boat or water skis in a reckless or negligent
- No person operating a power boat shall allow any person to ride or sit
on the gunwhale or decking of the vessel whilst underway.
- 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.
- 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
- Apart from take-off and landing, all normal skiing shall be carried
out away from the sandbanks, raft and any swimmers.
- The skiing course will be anti-clockwise.
- The Harbour Board Rules concerning the boundaries of the Ski Area and
the 10 knots speed limit must be understood and obeyed.
- The B.W.S. and L.H.B. rules and safety codes must be obeyed, with particular
reference to :-
- DO avoid falling forward.
- DO always throw away the handle on falling.
- DO always come in slowly and run parallel with the shore or raft.
- DO hold your hand or ski up to signal all is well after a fall.
- DO recover skis quickly (they will help keep you afloat).
- DO sit down or jump sideways if necessary to avoid a collision.
- DO wait until the skier is ready before starting ( 'HIT IT' )
- DO begin to coil in the rope as soon as the skier has been attended to.
- DO read and understand the L.H.B. rules to waterskiers.
- DO NOT ski directly ahead or to the side of another boat.
- DO NOT jump from a moving boat.
- DO NOT take the skier on board whilst the engine is running.