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Protect Yourself: How to Avoid a Sunburn While Boating This Summer

Posted Jun 18th, 2021 in Boat Insurance, Did You Know?, General, In the News, Insurance Tips, Media

Summer officially begins in a few days, and while boating, it’s important to protect yourself from the sun. Before getting on your boat, we’ve shared tips to help avoid sunburn.


How to Avoid a Sunburn While Boating This Summer, Youngs Insurance, Ontario

The sun can be very harmful to our skin, and individuals who spend time on boats are especially susceptible to the dangers from the UV rays. Protect yourself this summer with these important tips on how to avoid sunburn while boating.

Four Simple Ways To Avoid Sunburn While Boating This Summer

#1 Sunscreen

Wearing sunscreen while you are boating is a must. On a sunny summer day, sunscreen will be your best friend in helping to avoid a sunburn. Not to mention, according to YaleMedicine, even on overcast days you require sunscreen, as UV rays can penetrate clouds.  

Also, don’t forget to regularly reapply sunscreen throughout the day and double-check to see if your sunscreen is water-resistant.

#2 Extra Protection

Sunscreen is not the only thing that can help you avoid sunburn this summer while you’re boating. Wearing clothing with Ultraviolet Protective Factor (UPV) can be a big help when it comes to avoiding sunburn and protecting your skin from the sun - you can even find swimwear with UPV protection in it.

#3 Protect Your Eyes

You are going to want to protect your eyes as well as your skin when you’re boating in the sun this summer. The sun can cause significant damage to our eyes over time. Try wearing sunglasses that block 99%-100% of UVA and UVB rays for the best protection this summer. 

#4 Create Shade

It’s hard to stay out of the sun when you’re out boating, however, you can install a sunshade on your boat. This way you can stay out of direct sunlight while still enjoying the nice breeze when boating on the water.

Protecting yourself while boating is very important, and we should all be actively avoiding sunburns as much as possible. With these tips, you can ensure you and your family will be safe this summer while boating. Getting a boat insurance quote in Ontario has never been simpler – use our Captain's Quick Quote today!


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