Yacht etiquette: how to behave properly on a yacht?
Sailing on a yacht is not a kind of event that happen to us every day. A yacht is a very special mode of transportation and while you sail on a yacht you must observe a number of rules, as well as some aspects of yacht etiquette. How should I behave? We’ll tell you!
How to behave correctly on a yacht?
First of all, if you are a passenger, you must obey the skipper. The captain is always right: he is responsible for passengers on the ship and it is important to understand this. This is the case when a professional should be trusted.
Before stepping on board, you should always ask for permission. And after you step on the board – change foot, you should not walk on a yacht in a street shoes. Do not close your skipper a view, if new people are planned on board – also it is worth informing the captain about it. Do not use alcohol too much on board. Respect the team with the most respect. With the preparation of food on board, there should be no problems, but it should be understood that cooking on open fire is unsafe.
In the sea, treat attentively to fresh water reserves, it is better to save it and additionally store at the first opportunity. Gently drain water with hygiene procedures, taking a shower. Before using a sea toilet, it is better to get an instruction from someone from the team: it is important to avoid its clogging.
You can not smoke in the cabin. Avoid the consumption of electricity without the need. Naturally, it is worth to respect the ecology: do not litter on board, do not throw any debris in the sea, as well as in marinas, bays – this is especially true for plastic waste, also it is inadmissible to spill fuel.
In addition to the basic rules of behavior listed above, it is worth noting the special, yacht rules of good taste. This includes a benevolent, respectful attitude to the team and the skipper. It is undesirable to whistle on board – sailors consider this a bad omen and a bad form. It is worth responding to the greetings of the oncoming yachts – no matter what class they are: in the sea it is a custom.
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