The small slipway (for jet ski use only) at the end of the car park next to the entrance to Rea’s Wood is available at no charge, please register for use using the same registration form.
Please note proof of £3 million public liability insurance must be provided.
The Merchant Shipping (Watercraft) Order 2023
The Merchant Shipping (Watercraft) Order 2023 came into force on Friday 31 March 2023 and puts the responsibility on users, operators and owners of powered watercraft to make sure they protect not just themselves but other water users from harm.
It means that anyone riding a jet ski recklessly or causing harm to others could now face up to 2 years in prison and an unlimited fine, thanks to a change in the law
Under the new law, the parts of the Merchant Shipping Act designed to keep all those on the water safe from accidents now apply to powered watercraft as well as to fishing vessels and larger ships. The new law also mean powered watercraft must obey the ‘rules of the sea’, which are designed to prevent collisions.
View The Merchant Shipping (Watercraft) Order 2023 (RYA Website)