"Safe Skipper - Safety Afloat" Full of essential boat safety tips, information & advice on Preparation, Safety Equipment, Checklists, Communications and Emergency Procedures for all Sailors and Leisure Boaters, worldwide.
- Safety 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 seafarers - Written & illustrated by a qualified & experienced yachtsman
"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!"
Safe Skipper is a quick reference tool intended for all those who go to sea for pleasure, whether under sail or in powered craft.
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.
The app is in three main sections:
PREPARATION, including: * Engine checks * International regulations * Man overboard drill * Passage planning * Rig check * Safety briefing * SOLAS V * Tides * Training * Weather and more
SAFETY, including: EQUIPMENT * Anchoring * EPIRB * Equipment checklists * Fire extinguishers * Fire prevention * First aid kit * Flares * Life buoys * Liferafts * Personal Flotation Devices * Spares * Safety harnesses * Tool kit and COMMUNICATIONS * AIS * DSC radio * GMDSS * Inmarsat C * Signals * Morse code * Navtex * SSB radio * VHF radio and more
DISTRESS & EMERGENCIES, including: * Abandon ship * Dismasting * Distress signals * Engine failure * Fire fighting * Getting a tow * Helicopter rescue * Holed hull * MAYDAY * Medical emergency * SAR signals
...and more - over 75 sections & sub-sections in total.
Written and illustrated by Simon Jollands, a RYA qualified yachtsman. Among his many book, tv and dvd media production credits is Serious Fun a dvd 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.
Have fun afloat:
All of us who go to sea for pleasure go to have fun. Keeping safe is of prime importance and increases the enjoyment for everyone aboard, whatever their ability or age. We all know there are risks involved and that accidents can and do happen, whether you are racing across oceans or cruising in quiet coastal waters.
To avoid accidents happening in the first place or to prevent a bad situation becoming worse requires good training, a clear head and the ability to make decisions quickly.
Safe Skipper provides advice on preparation, checklists, equipment, communications and emergency procedures. The app 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.
Thanks for downloading Safe Skipper and we hope you will find it a useful aid to staying safe and having fun afloat. You can see our website, with more boating tips, at www.safe-skipper.com
One to get - you won't be dissapointed I found a wealth of information. This is perfect for either planning a trip or taking with you when you're next out in the bay/on the river. Loads to read and lots of well presented images. Well researched and expertly written.