March 2022 - National Boating Safety School

How to choose a life jacket

March 28, 2022

In Canada, personal flotation devices (PFDs) are mandatory on all marine vessels, whether motorized or not. If you want to go out on the water, you must wear a government-approved life jacket with a label showing this. You can also buy PFDs made abroad, but they must meet Canadian boating safety standards. Before purchasing a Read more ›

Cold Shock: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention

March 19, 2022

Boating in Canada often takes place in very cold water. A maneuvering error, a collision or rough weather can easily cause you to fall overboard. When this occurs, there is a high risk of cold water shock. In this article, the National Boating Safety School explains the causes and symptoms of cold shock, how to Read more ›

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