Sailing - sailing boat

Sailing Boat

Sailing - sailing boat

 1. Sailing is prohibited when

a. Individuals operating the sailboat are less than sixteen (16) years of age and when they cannot swim. Individuals less than the minimum age requirement can board in cases when

i. the consent of the parent or caregiver is given in accordance with the provisions of the Criminal Code, which at the same time assures that the child knows how to swim

ii. there is an adult person on board the sailboat who knows swimming, assures that he knows how to operate a sailboat and exercises continuous supervision and control over the minor throughout the lease.

iii. In the above case (ii), when there is a single-seater sailboat, the lessor or other person who is associated with him / her via a working relationship accompanies the minor with a suitable means, at his own discretion, no more than 100 meters from the sailing boat during its use. There must be no more than two (2) minors who are accompanied and they must follow the guidelines given by the escort.

b. During severe or adverse weather conditions and during the hours prior to sunrise and after sunset. On each occasion, based on the General Port Regulation No 20 (B 444 / 26-4-1999), the use of sailing boat as well as novel recreational activities, which have been or will be approved in accordance with the applicable provisions, is prohibited when the Beaufort wind measures more than five (5) and when visibility is limited. The landlords of water recreational activities hold a portable digital anemometer where they take into consideration its indications.

c. Distances are less than Two Hundred (200) meters from the customary locations accessed and/or frequented by swimmers. When at beaches where floating buoys are mandatory, sailing is allowed only beyond such markers.

2. Sailboats must be registered with Β.Ε.Μ.Σ. Hellenic Port Authority and must display the vessels name on both sides along with the assigned registration number.

3. Passengers on sailboats must wear personal flotation devices.

4. Sailboats must meet and adhere to the standard emergency and safety/fire equipment requirements in addition to the maximum allowed number of passengers as noted on the respective operating license.