Friday, June 24, 2005

Safety Sense On the Water - Family Fun

Press Release Source: Yamaha WaterCraft Safety Sense on the Water: How to Ensure a Fun Day of Boating Friday June 24, 5:08 am ET KENNESAW, Ga., June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- It's boating season and families across the country are heading out to their favorite waterways. (Photo: Sure, you've got all the legally mandated equipment and supplies on your boat, but do you have the most important item for a family boating weekend? According to, good old fashion common sense goes a long ways towards making your time on the water safe and fun for your family and those around you. Here's a list of smart boating practices you and your family can use to make sure your time on the water is safe and fun: * Always operate at safe speeds within your ability and obey posted limits. * Keep a safe distance away from people, objects and other boats. You should constantly scan for swimmers, windsurfers, objects under the waterline and other boats. * Be especially careful when scanning for others prior to making turns. Make sure your turns are predictable so that other boats understand the direction you are going. * Be sure you understand the "rules of the road" when it comes to passing and overtaking other vessels. Information on the navigation rules of the road is available at Whether you're skippering a watercraft or a larger open-bow boat, using common sense, good judgment and courtesy while on the water is your safest bet for a fun-filled day on the water. Keep you and your family informed on safe boating practices by taking a free online boater safety course, available at Yamaha's H2O Info Center at Check out Yamaha's free online boater safety course before you start making waves at

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