Boating Etiquette | Boating

Boating Etiquette | Boating


Hi, my name is Toby Stull and I’m captain
with Out in the Water Sailing. We’re an adventure sports sailing company,
providing charters, sailing lessons, vessel training and consulting. Please visit our website at www.out-sailing.com. We’re here today in Liberty Harbor to talk
about boating. When you’re a guest on somebody’s boat, a
little bit of etiquette can go a long way. First and foremost know the weather and how
you should dress. The skipper of a boat doesn’t always want
you borrowing all their foul weather gear as they have a limited supply on board. And also make sure to wear white soled shoes. Any black soled sneaker is going to mark up
the deck something fierce on a sailboat. And the skipper is not going to want to clean
it. If you know you’re going for an afternoon
sail and stopping at the owner’s yacht club, leave your Led Zeppelin shirt at home. Wear a nice collared shirt or something presentable. Once you’re underway, make sure to follow
all directions given. Listen as there is a lot to do on a boat and
you’ll often be asked to do something. Even beer cans or bottle tops, never throw
anything off of anyone’s boat. Make sure to say thank you when the day is
done. And always offer to help clean. First and foremost always bring food.

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