What is the difference between a bouyancy aid and a lifejacket? How much should I expect to pay? What to look out for? Some items look good and are only a few pounds, but is it right for you and will it do the job?
This is something your very life could depend on and you are going to be wearing it in all sorts of conditions, so it is worth doing some research, asking other members before you invest in your own buoyancy aid or life jacket.
You could start by looking at what others in the club are wearing and asking them the simple and pretty obvious questions “what made you choose that? and where did you get it from?”
Praise be YouTube and Google – they make it easy and quick to research. For example, this was my search on YouTube “UK Whats the difference between a bouyancy aid and a sailing life jacket” which came up with a very useful RYA video. Click on the link to watch the short video.
Invest some time as well as money in choosing the best for you – after all, you could expect it to save your life.