It is the skippers choice!!!!!!!
I insist the everyone on my boat wares one but it is the skippers choice. Their are far more dangerous things go on, ie skippers drinking, towing water-skiers over dive sites, racing boats directly behind them ect. I don't do any of these things but then I ware a life jacket. My point is that we live ina nanny state as it is the question is not about safety but about whether more rules should be imposed on water sports. If we do introduce rules Ie min qualification lifejackets ect where does it stop. Speed limits withing a 10 mile radius of the uk, only being allowed out in certain conditions and certain times of the year ect. I have heard all of these suggestions before. but the question is do we want more rules. ( as a PBI I would say yes £££££) :-)