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Noise and pollution

You should always be considerate when it comes to noise, particularly at these times:

  • Early in the morning (noise travels further in calm conditions)
  • When winds are blowing towards residential areas.

Noise can be annoying not only because of its level, but also because of the type of noise being created. It is important that you consider the effects of your activities on those surrounding you and on the local residents.

Even if your vessel is relatively quiet, it becomes offensive noise if you run it early in the morning or stay too long in the same area. The less number of complaints you get, the greater your chance to enjoy the sport.

You should be aware that it’s an offence to deliberately discharge garbage, oil and other waste into the aquatic environment. If you do so, you will be penalised.