Utah Boating Safety Course


CONSIDERATIONS FOR TOWED WATERSPORTS


WATER SKIING, TOWED DEVICES, AND WAKE SPORTS
  • Do NOT run parallel to the shore in shallow water to drop off the towed person. Keep your distance, and let the towed person swing into shore.
  • The towing vessel should never be remotely controlled.

  • Turn OFF your engine before approaching closely to a person who has fallen during a towing activity. Approach the fallen person with the operator's side of the boat so you do not lose sight of the towed person.
  • Before going out on the water, establish communication signals between the operator, observer, and the towed person (for example, the towed person may hold up a ski after falling).