Just a quick thing on lifejackets for adults / children.
– Make sure you wear yours ALL the time. The children will learn from you. If you think its OK to take it off because the boat is not doing very much, so will they.
– You may want to have a much better life jacket than the children! If one of them fell over board, I bet you could turn around and pick them up in 2 or 3 minutes. BUT if you fell overboard, how long would it take for whoever is left on board to turn the boat round under control and pick you up again?