An alarming statement, but probably true!
Because, regardless of your experience, we
can almost guarantee there is something you
have overlooked and that something could
endanger you, your crew, your vessel, or all
For example, did you know that:
The average life jacket could fail to
inflate just when you really need it, for a
variety of reasons and even new life
jackets could fail, as they are not always
tested before they leave the factory.
We can check your lifejackets and advise
you on any remedial action required.
Cold water shock kills
Our Advisers will explain how new research
can help you survive falling in the water.
The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea
Royal National Lifeboat Institution, a charity registered in England and Wales (209603) and Scotland (SC037736).
Registered charity number 20003326 in the Republic of Ireland
With your support, we save lives at sea
We save lives by providing a 24-hour lifeboat search and rescue service,
seasonal lifeguards, water safety education and initiatives, and flood rescue response.
Every year our lifeboats respond to thousands of
incidents, many of which could have been
prevented with simple safety precautions. Your
RNLI is now focusing on prevention, which is so
much better than the ‘cure’, an expensive and
sometimes embarrassing rescue.
Best of all, our advice will not cost you a penny as
your local RNLI would like to offer you a
completely free, friendly and confidential service
that looks at safety aspects involved with your
An 'Advice Onboard' visit is neither a test nor an
inspection and there is no pass or fail or
Conducted by one of our highly experienced
volunteers 'Advice Onboard' is a personal face-to-
face safety advice service that takes place on
board your own craft.
You set the time and we tailor our visit to your
vessel and the type of boating that you do.
Whether you’re a newcomer, or an experienced
yachtsman, motorman, or kayak owner, our
unique one-to-one service will also give you an
opportunity to ask any niggling questions on
equipment or emergency procedures.
To help your safely we also provide free
publications to ensure that next time you go afloat
you are more prepared.
So what are you waiting for? – Book a 'Safety
Advice Onboard' visit today or to discuss your
situation, contact one of your local Community
Safety Advisors below.
Meet your local Safety Advisors
17 years as Lifeboat crew, and sailing/boating for last 40 years
Barbican, East Looe
Associate Professor in Mech & Marine Engineering
07881 085 435
More than 7,000 hours over the past 40 years inland, coastal
and offshore sailing in small boats.
07840 777 293
The man overboard is likely to be you.
Can your partner really get you back on
We will assess your MOB equipment and
advise on best practice for your
Skipper - You and your crew are in danger!