We therefore remind you of the following legal requirements :-
- Boat operators must be in possession of a Launch Masters Certificate issued by Department of Inland Waterways.
- Boats must be registered with the same Department. Renewal of this registration is required annually (the Department is new pro-active in that it travels to various centres in the country early in the year to facilitate registration. They also attend our AGM for the same purpose.
- Safety equipment to be present in your boat - according to the Surveyor of Vessels:-
Life Jackets - sufficient for all passengers & crew
First Aid Kit
Bilge Pump / Bailing Bucket
The ZSFA and the competition organisers working under the auspicies of the ZSFA are obliged to ensure that all boats and their operators meet these requirements when taking part in any ZSFA recognised event. So members - PLEASE ensure that you boat safely and are within the law!!