Looks like education aint working!
If the ploice and HM had the law behind them, they would not need to be out all day and all night.
Making it public via media, posters and information to sailing clubs, and information at slipways that there would be action taken for idiotic behaviour, and no safety gear, Kill cords etc and the word would soon spread.
A campaign to enforce such regulations would result in a number of people caught, and the word would soon spread, and discourage others from doing similar.
Also believe that the problem with drunken boaters could be addresed similarly as the US, take the car driving licence away if caught, and then see how many choose to do it! the punishment needs to be a deterrent.
there is not a traffic cop in sight 99% of the time I drive on the roads, but it does not make me think drink driving is safe or good, as I do not want a) and accident on my concience, and b) to loose my licence.
The current situation as described above should not be allowed to continue, and only can continue as long as there are no sanctions available to the authorities.
To everyone who campaigns against sanctions/regulations, you are supporting the madness described above.