Originally Posted by C2 RIBS
Due to the incidents resulting in deaths/injuries there is clearly a long term discussion occuring about how to reduce said incidents. This is not likely to happen overnight or the short term but I would be surprised if this did not occur.
You'd be surprised if what did not occur? Predicting the future is easy when you don't say what or when!
I'll flip it on its head and say I'd be amazed if there was any new UK legislation requiring licensing or registration of leisure boats or their operators in the next ten years. Bear in mind that not only do you need the civil servants to desire it you need it to be a political priority (vote winner, revenue generator or cost saver). I think mandatory insurance and possibly mandatory life jackets might come, but probably even that is not in the next decade.
And I believe that so strongly that if someone "from government" was telling me otherwise without a credible case or an explanation of what and when, then I'd be sceptical about anything else they presented as they clearly aren't in a position of real influence!