Code Of Ethics

  1. I will conduct myself respectfully on water, land and social media so that people will judge BAPWA and all personal watercraft users in a positive way.

  2. I will respect the rights of all users of the recreational waterways, both on public waters and on private property.

  3. I will be considerate at the launch ramps and docks, and I will get on and off the ramps quickly and not delay others.

  4. I will follow the navigation rules of the road around all other vessels.

  5. I will give all anchored or drifting vessels plenty of room.

  6. I will always operate at idle/headway speed in "no wake" zones.

  7. When approaching shore, I will be especially aware of swimmers & other craft near shore.

  8. I will not disturb wildlife, and I will avoid areas posted for the protection of wildlife.

  9. I will not litter the shore side, and I will be careful with my fuel.

  10. I realize that my equipment, ability, weather, wave conditions, and especially other vessel traffic should determine my travel speed.

  11. In case of emergency, I will volunteer assistance.

  12. I will not interfere with or harass others.