What accident causes the most deaths among boaters?
Falling overboard and capsizing. In a small boat, resist the urge to stand up. If you must move around, keep your weight low and balanced over the center of the craft.
Wear your life jacket. There should be one life jacket for each person in the boat.
If the weather turns rough, put on your life jacket, keep low in your boat, turn your boat into the waves at an angle, and head for the closest protected shore.