Waterskiing Safety

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Safety Rules for Waterskiing

  • Remember these simple rules when in tow:
  • ALWAYS wear a personal floatation device (life jacket).
  • Have someone other than the driver of the boat act as a spotter. The driver should watch the lake, not the skier.
  • Always check your towline before each skier skis.
  • Maintain a reasonable, safe speed at all times and keep an alert eye open for other boats and watercraft.
  • If “dropping a ski,” be sure to release it near a dock where it can be retrieved immediately out of the way of other boats and skiers.
  • Steer clear of docks and away from boats and people who are fishing. Besides being dangerous, people seldom appreciate the wake caused by passing so closely.

Water Skier Hand Signals

Water Skier Hand Signals