Sailing Dinghies & Smaller Yachts

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Safety for Smaller Yachts


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Looking to set sail on a small yacht? At Anchor Marine, we understand that safe sailing requires careful planning, preparation, and adherence to safety guidelines.

Don’t compromise on safety when it comes to sailing.

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Safety Accessories

Smaller yachts often take excusions along with racing. It is important your yacht is equipped with the bits and pieces required to assist in an emergency. Take a look at some of those essential items.


PFD Vests

Ideal if you find yourself in the water within short swimming distance of your boat or if your crew will be able to collect you quickly. Made with inherent foam to provide optimum buoancy to assist when you are treading water or swimming back to your boat.


Inflatable PFDs

Either manual or automatic activation when you hit the water. TA bladder will inflate fast to provide buoyancy whilst waiting to be picked up. Designed to allow floatation with your neck and head out of the water as best as possible pending wind and water.

Smaller Yacht Sailing Safety . . .

Small yacht safety is an important consideration for anyone who enjoys sailing. By taking some simple precautions, you can help to ensure your safety and the safety of your crew.

Here are some important small yacht safety tips:

  • Always wear a lifejacket. This is the single most important thing you can do to stay safe on a small yacht. Even if you are a strong swimmer, you can easily become incapacitated in cold water.
  • Check the weather forecast before you go. Be sure to check the wind speed and direction, as well as the tides and currents. If the weather is not cooperating, it is best to stay shore-side.
  • Let someone know where you are going and when you expect to return. This will help to ensure that someone can come looking for you if you are overdue.
  • Make sure your club and family know you are sailing by providing information about your vessel, your crew, and your planned activity.
  • Be aware of your surroundings. Keep an eye out for other vessels, obstacles, and changing weather conditions.
  • Do not overload your vessel. Too much weight can make your yacht unstable and prone to capsizing.
  • Use proper sailing techniques. Learn how to handle your yacht in different wind and sea conditions.
  • Be prepared for emergencies. Have a first aid kit on board.

By following these simple safety tips, you can help to ensure that your small yacht sailing experience is safe and enjoyable.

Additional safety considerations for small yacht sailing:

  • Alcohol and sailing do not mix. Even a small amount of alcohol can impair your judgment and reaction time, which can lead to accidents.
  • Fatigue can also be a major risk factor for accidents on small yachts. Be sure to get enough rest before  your sailing.
  • If you are new to sailing, it is a good idea to take a sailing course. This will help you to learn the basics of sailing and how to stay safe on the water.

Remember, safety should always be your top priority when sailing. Your crew must be made aware of your minimum safety standards before setting sail.

By taking the time to learn about small yacht safety and following these simple tips, you can help to ensure that you and your crew have a safe and enjoyable experience.