It is important to know how to do an emergency stop to avoid collision. For example, in a rescue situation you will need to be able to stop effectively and promptly when approaching someone who has capsized. 

Technique Tips and safety Practice drills 

Practice drills 

  • Find a fixed object in the water, such as an empty mooring buoy, and test the distance it takes you to stop. 
  • Practice stopping in varying conditions, such as in wind-waves, beam and quartering seas.
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