The 10 Golden Rules Of Water Safety

Learning to windsurf isn’t just about learning to pull up the sail, blast along and turn around. Once you’ve mastered the basic windsurfing techniques, it’s time to learn the rules and etiquette that are key for every windsurfer to know. First up, we learn the Golden Rules of Water Safety with George Shillito.

SAIL SAFE

In times of need your board becomes your life raft, make sure you know how to minimise these times and react to them if it does go wrong.

Failing to prepare is preparing to fail….

As you read, you may have notice that most of the points are nearly all done before your session on the water even begins and are all complete and utter common sense. Even so I can assure you that all of the below rules will have absolutely no effect to your sailing, nor get in the way of progression, or even damage your beach cred, but one day they might just save your life, so take note and make those otherwise unconscious checks a thing of the past!

George Shillito - 10 Rules of Windsurfing Safety
Learn from George Shillito’s mistakes; 10 rules of how to stay safe on the water.

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2013 World Champion, Marciliio Browne sailing in Tenerife. Image credit PWA/ John Carter.

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