Boating is great fun, and we all want to do it safely. Please remember that slipways have hazards, not just the water but heavy vehicles, trailers and boats. You may be launching safely, but it’s always possible someone else may not be! So, make sure your day isn’t spoilt by an accident, however small. The best way to ensure that is to brief everyone in your group carefully – especially if you are with children. The notes here are designed to help. Happy launching!