Boating Safety Survey - Stage One

5 Jun 2000

Funded by ALAC and the Maritime Safety Authority, the aim of this Injury Prevention Research Centre study was to collect baseline data on alcohol use among boaters in the Auckland Region. Data was collected as part of preparations for developing and evaluating an intervention study that addressed alcohol use on the water during events surrounding the America’s Cup and other activities around the Millennium celebrations in Auckland.

This baseline survey sought to provide information on current practices with regard to drinking on the water, and the beliefs and attitudes among boaters towards the risk of alcohol use on the water.