Advice for Recreational Boaters

Advice for Recreational Boaters

The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) and British Marine urge recreational boaters to respect Government instructions to ‘Stay at home’. 

In a bid to limit the spread of COVID-19, and to ease unnecessary pressure on frontline emergency services, the RYA ask recreational boaters to stay at home. The following advice has been issued:
Read the advice from the RYA here

British Marine recommends that marina operators advise berth holders to stay at home and follow the Government directive:
Read the advice from British Marine here

Captain Brian Murphy, Harbour Master, Poole Harbour Commissioners said: “Poole Harbour Commissioners strongly urges the recreational boating community that may wish to get on the water to follow the Government instruction to “Stay at home – essential travel only”. If you go on to the water and end up in difficulty, your 999 call to the coastguard will be putting frontline emergency responders at risk and under additional pressure. Please stay at home”.

For further information please contact the PHC team on 01202 440200 or email: