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Rule 9.42 Water Activities - General

a. Members taking part in any water activity (those which take place on or in the water) must be able to demonstrate to a suitable person their ability to swim 50 metres in clothing and equipment appropriate to the activity (where a buoyancy aid or life jacket is worn for the activity this may be used for the demonstration) and keep afloat for five minutes. Anyone unable to meet these requirements is classified as a non-swimmer and must follow Rule 9.42(b).

b. A non-swimmer may take part in water activities, at the discretion of the person in charge, only if certain precautions are taken;

c. The above conditions do not apply when below decks, protected in larger vessels or when using recognised forms of public transport.


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