How to stay safe at sea – FREE boating app
Safe Skipper – a practical guide to managing risk at sea
Safe Skipper is a reference app for skippers of recreational boats, whatever their levels of experience, who want to stay safe at sea. It includes tips and advice on preparation, checklists, equipment, communications and emergency procedures. It is intended for all those who go to sea for recreational boating in sailing yachts and powerboats, the world over. The app features carefully researched safety information and practical tips, with more than 100 graphic illustrations, photos and diagrams which have been produced specially for this app.
Features and Benefits:
- Safety at sea information & practical boating tips
- Over 100 specially created custom graphics: illustrations, photos & diagrams
- Advice on preparation, equipment, communications & emergency procedures
- Tips on how to stay safe and prevent accidents happening
- For all recreational boaters
Engine checks • International regulations • Man overboard drill •Passage planning • Rig check • Safety briefing • SOLAS V •Tides •Training • Weather
Anchoring • EPIRB • Equipment checklists • Fire extinguishers •Fire prevention • First aid kit • Flares • Life buoys • Liferafts • Personal Flotation Devices • Spares • Safety harnesses • Tool kit
AIS • DSC radio • GMDSS • Inmarsat C • Signals • Morse code • Navtex • SSB radio • VHF radio
DISTRESS & EMERGENCIES:
Abandon ship • Dismasting • Distress signals • Engine failure • Fire fighting • Getting a tow • Helicopter rescue • Holed hull • MAYDAY • Medical emergency • SAR signals
…over 75 sections & sub-sections in total.
Reviews by users of this app:
“Highly recommend this App, get it today”
“A well written and detailed app for yachts & inland craft also quite useful for ocean going vessels – well done.”
“This app is full of really useful info for anyone going to sea (or inland waterways I would think). It’s presented really well, and has some good graphics. Can’t believe just how much they’ve packed in. Recommended.”
“Downloaded the app, good stuff!”
Written and illustrated by Simon Jollands, a RYA qualified yachtsman. Among his many book, tv and dvd media production credits is Serious Fun a series of films on marine safety which he produced and directed for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and was in part the inspiration for the Safe Skipper app.
Safe Skipper will be updated on a regular basis and the developer team will always welcome suggestions from our users for further topics to include in future updates.
Safe Skipper Book:
Safe Skipper is also available as a book, published in 2015 by Adlard Coles Nautical. The 192 page book is co-authored by Simon Jollands and Rupert Holmes. The book includes chapters on boat preparation, boat handling, communications, equipment and maintenance, and emergencies. See here for more information...
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