Safety at RIB Actie Scheveningen.

Ribschool Scheveningen

RIB Actie Scheveningen is the event department of “RIB School Scheveningen”.
Besides giving certified sailing courses to amongst others Beach Patrol and The Department of Waterways and Public Works we organize RIB Powerboat sailing trips for companies, team events and bachelors.

Our certified RYA (The Royal Yachting Association) skippers have been active for rescue-team The Hague for many years now. They can deal with various conditions. Our RIB Powerboats are annually tested for safety and inventory, by a RYA inspector from England. Strict requirements apply to giving certified sailing courses. Safety and knowledge come first!

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Vaaropleiding Politie rib boot


Since you are dealing with wind, tide and wash, it is, in general, hard to say when it is safe to sail. Big chance we won’t sail at wind-force northwest 6, south 6 would, however, be fine. In other words: variable conditions determine if it is safe to sail. Thanks to our long experience (rescue-party) we know the dangers of the sea. We give sail courses to amongst others beach police and the Department of Waterways and Public Works. We would like to keep up our reputation.

It is up to the skipper to decide if it is safe to sail. His decision is not debatable.

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We only have to cancel a RIB Powerboat tour a couple of times a year and are, just like you, disappointed if we have to take this decision. In case it is not safe to sail, there are two possibilities:

  1. 100% refund (no extra administration Price)
  2. Remain in port: After all, you have come to Scheveningen to sail. In case of an unsafe situation it is possible to remain in port. We will sail to the breakwaters and will turn in the estuary just before it gets too heavy. As soon as you observe the turbulent sea, you will realize it has been a good decision to remain in port.
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Participation in activities of RIB School & RIB Actie Scheveningen is at your own risk.

Before departure you will sign a risk and health declaration.
It is important to realize RIB sailing is not possible if you suffer from back and/or neck problems or if you are pregnant. We don’t accept people under influence of alcohol.

In case, in spite of all precautions, personal accidents occur, we have taken out a very comprehensive insurance for all participants. Participants under 18 must have a parent/guardian sign the declaration.