A boat trip is for sure a lot of fun. But between the weather, the equipment on board and the prolonged exposure to natural light, some recommendations are essential to navigate safely. Especially if you have children!
Before going out to sea, check carefully the schedules and coefficients of the tides as well as the weather forecasts, so as not to be surprised by the variations of the nature. Also ensure that everyone on board has a safety lifejacket that fits their size. Everyone must also leave with their sunglasses and a cap or hat to protect the eyes, the head ... and thus avoid sunstroke.
On the side of the skin, apply sunscreen before leaving on all visible parts, even on your whole body in anticipation of a dive in the open sea. Take with you the tubes of cream for regular applications. Yes, despite appearances and feelings, the clouds let a large number of UV rays that can weaken your skin. Finally, even if the end of the holidays is approaching and your skin is already tanned, do not worry! Tanning certainly limits the occurrence of sunburn since your skin has become accustomed to sun exposure. But the risk 0 does not exist, let alone at sea on the surface of which the impression of freshness and moisture easily masks the force of the rays. A high visibility safety vest is eye catching for keeping your safety.
Before leaving, check that your basket will be enough to sustain everyone's stomachs. Think of the practical and nutritious picnic formula, and plan for 1 liter of water per person if you leave for the day. Know it, to go to sea with an empty stomach exposes to seasickness! Be careful however to fatty and heavy meals. They can cause difficulties of digestion often misguided on board. In addition, do not forget the pharmacy kit with its lot of bandages, anti-nausea, mercurochrome, scissors and tweezers.
In the piloting department now ... if you have to do little tricky maneuvers, your children will have to sit, both hands on fixed supports, buttocks well set, especially if the toddlers are light weights. In the best case, tell the young people to stay in the cockpit for maximum safety.
Finally, never leave a child alone on board or at the controls of the boat even they wear the safety clothing. And despite the concentration you show, always keep an eye on the actions of your toddlers. Also plan a child's difficulty in staying in place for a long time. If it starts to get agitated, try taking a break where everyone can let off steam.