Safe Skipper Essential Boating

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    Safe Skipper Essential Boating

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    Essential boating safety app includes:
    - Safety information & practical boating tips
    - Over 100 specially created custom graphics: illustrations, photos & diagrams
    - Advice on preparation, equipment, communications & emergency procedures
    - Tips on how to stay safe and prevent accidents happening
    - For all seafarers, on yachts and powered boats
    - Written & illustrated by a qualified & experienced skipper

    Safe Skipper is a quick reference tool intended for all those who go to sea for pleasure, whether under sail or in powered craft.

    The app features carefully researched safety information and practical tips, with more than 100 graphic illustrations, photos and diagrams which have been produced specially for this app.

    The app is in three main sections:

    PREPARATION, including:
    * Engine checks
    * International regulations
    * Man overboard drill
    * Passage planning
    * Rig check
    * Safety briefing
    * SOLAS V
    * Tides
    * Training
    * Weather
    and more

    SAFETY, including:
    * Anchoring
    * EPIRB
    * Equipment checklists
    * Fire extinguishers
    * Fire prevention
    * First aid kit
    * Flares
    * Life buoys
    * Liferafts
    * Personal Flotation Devices
    * Spares
    * Safety harnesses
    * Tool kit

    * AIS
    * DSC radio
    * GMDSS
    * Inmarsat C
    * Signals
    * Morse code
    * Navtex
    * SSB radio
    * VHF radio
    and more

    DISTRESS & EMERGENCIES, including:
    * Abandon ship
    * Dismasting
    * Distress signals
    * Engine failure
    * Fire fighting
    * Getting a tow
    * Helicopter rescue
    * Holed hull
    * MAYDAY
    * Medical emergency
    * SAR signals

    ...and more - over 75 sections & sub-sections in total.

    Written and illustrated by Simon Jollands, a RYA qualified yachtsman. Among his many book, tv and dvd media production credits is Serious Fun a dvd on marine safety which he produced and directed for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and was in part the inspiration for the Safe Skipper app.

    Have fun afloat:

    All of us who go to sea for pleasure go to have fun. Keeping safe is of prime importance and increases the enjoyment for everyone aboard, whatever their ability or age. We all know there are risks involved and that accidents can and do happen, whether you are racing across oceans or cruising in quiet coastal waters.

    To avoid accidents happening in the first place or to prevent a bad situation becoming worse requires good training, a clear head and the ability to make decisions quickly.

    Safe Skipper provides advice on preparation, checklists, equipment, communications and emergency procedures. The app will be updated on a regular basis and the developer team will always welcome suggestions from our users for further topics to include in future updates.

    Thanks for downloading Safe Skipper and we hope you will find it a useful aid to staying safe and having fun afloat. You can see our website, with more boating tips, at


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