Can you be drunk on a boat UK?
Alcohol and boating law in the UK
Locally, most harbour authorities have harbour byelaws under which they can prosecute if boaters are found to be under the influence of alcohol when in charge of a vessel. The RYA encourages harbour authorities to enforce those rules.
Do you get drunk easier on a boat?
Alcohol is even more hazardous on the water than on land. The marine environment motion, vibration, engine noise, sun, wind and spray accelerates a drinker’s impairment. These stressors cause fatigue that makes a boat operator’s coordination, judgment and reaction time decline even faster when using alcohol.
Can you operate a sailboat drunk?
In California, you may not operate any vessel under the influence of alcohol or drugs — which includes everything from a fishing boat to a jetski. In California, being under the influence of alcohol means that you have a blood alcohol content level (BAC) of . 08% or higher.