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Water Ski regulations

By 18th Oct 2021Start Boating

A quick look at SA Waterskiing, wakeboarding and aquaplanning regulations:


* An appropriate floatation device must be worn at all times by any person water skiing or aquaplaning on any recreational water.


* No person may operate a power boat towing a water skier or  aquaplaner on any recreational water without having an observer over the age of 16 years of age on board.

* Where a water skier or aquaplaner has fallen off or became detached from the tow rope—(a)a red flag must be displayed by the observer in such a way that it is clearly visible to other vessels; and(b)the towing power boat must stop immediately to retrieve or collect the water skier or aquaplaner while the


* After beaching a water skier on any recreational water, the towing power boat must maintain its speed in an outward direction while pulling the towing rope back on board.


*A towline used upon any recreational water, must be of a floating line type; and may not be more than 23 metres in length

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