Why do you ask for all this information on the book form? Why do you need to know my phone number, weight, age, mobility etc.? I just want to go sailing!

Posted: February 20, 2019 7:03 pm


We need to know the name of everyone sailing because, as a Sailing School Vessel, participants on a day sail are legally and practically members of the crew and the Coast Guard requires us to have a crew roster when we get underway. We need to know your phone number in case we need to get in touch with you to cancel the sail or confirm you’re still attending the sail. We ask for your weight to make sure we have the correct number of safety equipment onboard. The Coast Guard rates life-saving personal flotation device equipment by a person’s weight. We ask about your age to make sure you are old enough to sail on Niagara and also ask about your mobility to make sure you are capable of sailing on Niagara. We’ll contact you if we need to depending on your answers to these questions.