Hobie Cats

Guidelines and Safety Precautions

  • All operators shall provide each person operating or riding with an approved life jacket

  • No operating from Sunset to Sunrise;

  • No operating in weather and sea conditions which may prove hazardous. (Small Craft Warning)

  • A motorized rescue craft shall be made available to render assistance whilst in use or in the event of distress.

  • A craft shall maintain a distance of 100 feet from any divers-down flag, only approaching the shore in a designated staging area;

  • Embarkation and disembarkation from any craft shall occur only in an area designated by the Maritime Division;

  • In the event of an accident, any person operating a vessel involved in a boating accident shall make every reasonable effort to provide aid to the involved persons and report the accident to the proper authorities.

  • Every operator shall render aid, whenever possible to persons in distress at sea.

  • All operators shall follow the Rules Of The Road.

  • There shall be no use of intoxicating substances or drugs while operating.

  • Give all anchored or drifting vessels adequate space;