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Water Sled Safety Tips

posted by The Captain @ 11:59 AM
Monday, June 11, 2012

It might be the first season when you are taking your kids for some water sled fun, or it might be your family tradition from many years- safety is the most important thing when it comes to water sports.

Here are some tips that will make water sledding safer and more fun:

  • When you are on a water sled, make sure that you are accompanied by a designated spotter. Also, you must be able to communicate with the spotter at all times using hand signals.
  • Don’t go water sledding too early or too late. Wait for one hour after sunrise to begin sledding, and finish sledding one hour before sunset.
  • It’s not safe for the boat to run parallel to the shore. This is because shores have shallow water, which is dangerous for sledding. Besides, the rider might sway into the shore.
  • The boat should never get too close to swimmers or other personal property of people.
  • Make sure you wear a life jacket, because if you crash against a strong wave of water, you might bounce off the water sled. If a child is sledding on water, the jacket must be properly fitted according to their size. Any floatation device that is just ‘close to the right size’ shouldn’t be used.
  • Ensure that the driver has the right boaters’ license.

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