THE FOLLOWING IS A
SAFE BOATING MESSAGE FROM THE SHALLOTTE RIVER SAIL AND POWER SQUADRON
Boaters be safe, and not sorry, when navigating inlet waters. Inlets can present unique conditions especially with
drastic weather changes. Be sure to check the currents, tides, wind direction and any potential changes which might
take place during the period of time you expect to be out in the ocean or navigating the inlet. When the wind is
blowing onshore and the tides are ebbing a much more dangerous situation exists in inlets. The bouy system has been
established for boaters to be able to determine existing conditions--not only near shore but also 20 miles off shore
where conditions are often times much different. Get the latest on the wind speed and direction as well as the wave
height, barometric pressure and water temperatures. Boaters should also keep tuned to NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards
for the latest weather alerts. Remember... be safe--not sorry!
THIS MESSAGE WAS
BROUGHT TO YOU BY...
THE SHALLOTTE RIVER SAIL AND POWER SQUADRON
COMMAND. BOAT RESPONSIBLY!...
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