External Rules

Here are some of the external rules you should be aware of:
  • Always wear your P.F.D. on the water.
  • Sail powered craft have the right of way over powercraft, paddle and rowing powered craft.
  • All non-commercial vessels shall keep well clear of commercial vessels.
  • It is illegal and extremely dangerous to pass between a tug and it’s tow.
  • A port tack sailing vessel shall keep clear of a starboard tack vessel.
  • A windward vessel shall keep clear of a leeward vessel.
  • A vessel clear astern shall keep clear of a vessel ahead.
  • Any vessel overtaking another shall keep clear.
  • A vessel tacking or gybing shall keep clear of a vessel on a tack.
  • The area south of the orange can buoys is for training or transiting only.
  • Stay well clear of groups of beginners.
  • Swimming or wading on the beach in front of the Centre is prohibited and is particularly dangerous for small children.
  • It is unsafe to loiter or let children play near the bottom of launching ramps.
  • Stay well clear of the end of the Jericho Pier as fishers cast lines as far as possible
  • Be cautious of pathway traffic when launching/retrieving.
  • Do not leave your craft on the shoreline for extended periods of time.
  • Beware of underwater hazards on the sea bottom between ramps 3 and 4.