Uncategorized admin on 01 Jun 2013 12:00 am
When boarding a yacht, you need to be equipped with the right boating resources to make your trip safe and fun. The owner of the yacht will supply you with all the common safety items you’ll need, such as life vests. You need to consider a few items to pack along that you will want, especially on a yacht that you’re not familiar with.
At night, it can be a hassle finding your way around a yacht. A good headlamp will help in negotiating the cabin, while leaving both hands free for balance and grabbing safety rails. A headlamp can help while in the galley making a sandwich and coffee. The headlamp will also aid you if you’re on deck working the sails. Buy one that can take rough conditions and is waterproof.
Every salty sailor owns a pair of Polaroid sunglasses, and so should you. The glare from sunlight bouncing off the water can be hazardous to your eyesight. These glasses protect your iris from too much ultraviolet.
In the unlikely event that you’re tossed overboard, an EPIRB will send out a distress signal that will aid rescuers with finding you. Some models are activated automatically while others are manually operated. Wear it to be safe.