While sailing is relatively safe, there is always a degree of risk around water activities. Lifejackets are supplied and must be worn, when directed to do so by the skipper. When sailing, the yacht itself and its fittings may move unexpectedly. This can cause people to lose balance and fall, become entangled by ropes, or struck by yacht fittings moving quickly without warning.
The skipper will inform those on board of the potential risks involved with sailing, so that you can enjoy yourself and minimise the risks.