code of practice

Safe Operation of Recreational Craft

Code of Practice

The Safe Operation of Recreational Craft

Irish Sailing are pleased to have contributed to the development of the new Code of Practice.

The Code is a valuable source of information, advice and best practice operational guidance for owners, masters, operators and users of a range of pleasure and recreational craft operating in Irish coastal and inland waters, including:

  • Sail and Motor Boats Sailing Dinghies
  • Personal watercraft (e.g. jet skis) Power boats
  • Canoes, Kayaks Rowing Boats
  • Charter Boats Ski boats and dive boats
  • Windsurfers, Stand-Up Paddle Board users and other non-powered craft.

The Code of Practice is available free of charge and copies of English and Irish versions may be requested from the Maritime Safety Policy Division of the Department at

Download a full copy here –

Code of Practice: The Safe Operation of Recreational Craft in English – 210 pages

Go direct to Safety On The Water for pdf dowloads of individual chapters in English and Irish