The introduction recalls the heroic era of the rowing and sailing lifeboats: then with the rapid development of water sports and their democratisation, the risks and the work of rescuers are multiplied.
Who are these men?
What do they do?
What equipment and financial means do they have at their disposal?
What are their difficulties?
The document provides detailed answers to all these questions and ends with an appeal to the generosity of the population and especially of all those who take to the sea.