The Code of Practice is a valuable source of information, advice and best practice operational guidance for owners, masters, operators and users of a range of pleasure and recreational craft operating in Irish coastal and inland waters. It also includes updated information on relevant legislation that applies to recreational craft and should be of interest and benefit to our Club members. For more detail on the content and structure of the Code of Practice, please see Marine Notice No. 9 of 2018 which is available on the Department’s website here.
A useful Checklist of Basic Safety Requirements and Advice can be found on page 5 of the Code and is also attached as an Annex to the Marine Notice.
All recreational craft users are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the Code and to heed the safety advice and recommendations including the need to take personal responsibility for their actions on the water.
Download the full document here: Code of Practice – The Safe Operation of Recreational Craft – Full
Download relevant chapters:
Code of Practice – The Safe Operation of Recreational Craft_1
Chapter 1 – Legislation_0
Chapter 2 – Sail and Motor Boats – Coastal Operation_0
Chapter 3 – Sail and Motor Boats – Inland Waterways_0
Chapter 4 – Sailing Dinghies_0
Chapter 5 – Personal Watercraft – Jet Skis and High Speed Power Boats_0
Chapter 6 – Windsurfing and Stand-Up Paddle Boards_0
Chapter 7 – Canoeing-Kayaking_0
Chapter 8 – Rowing Boats_0
Chapter 9 – Charter Boats-Bare Boat Hire_0
Chapter 10 – Safety Operations_0
Chapter 11 – Emergency Procedures_0
Code of Practice – Appendices_0