by Emma Slater
The Tullett Prebon London Boat Show 2012 was held from 6th to 15th January at Excel London. On Saturday, 14th January, the RYA unveiled a great new title to add to its already extensive range of RYA Publications; the RYA Boat Safety Handbook.
Boat Safety Handbook launch - author Keith Colwell
The RYA Publications team were joined by the books author Keith Colwell to celebrate the new title being launched, with the very first copies being available on the RYA stand.
The book covers all the key elements in boat safety from lifejackets and buoyancy aids, MOB prevention and recovery to calling for help and dealing with fire. This book is a must read for all sailors, from complete beginner to seasoned professional who are concerned with the safety of themselves and others.
Keith Colwell author of the new title commented: 'Safety afloat is always prominent in the thoughts of any conscientious boat owner. The book provides essential information to ensure that your boat has the necessary safety equipment, so that anyone heading out on the water can have absolute peace of mind.'
Steen Ingerslev, RYA Publications Manager added: 'We already have a great deal of books on boat handling and techniques so this new title is an absolutely necessary edition to our stable of publications.
'Keith has done a great good and we hope people will get a lot of the book.'
As well as getting all the great information and top tips the book provides, anyone who purchases a copy between now and the end of March, will be automatically entered into a free prize draw to win a free safety equipment audit and assistance with setting your boat up to meet your style of sailing with the RYA’s own Training Manager Richard Falk or Chief Sailing Instructor Craig Burton. This money can’t buy prize is a really unique opportunity to have a one-on-one audit to meet your specific needs.
You can purchase a copy of the RYA Boat Safety Handbook through the RYA Shop online.