Category Archives: safety

Articles and information about safety. Use with tags to indicate area, e.g., on-water, equipment, first-aid, signals

Sea Kayaking Safety Guide from Transport Canada

Here’s a link to the Sea Kayaking Safety Guide by Transport Canada featured at our October club meeting. Thanks Scott T. for sending this along. It has also been added to the Safety Resources on the Trip Planning page.

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Get Ready for Spring – a Quick Safety Review

Spring is here and soon we’ll be heading out on the water again. The first SKABC courses have already taken place and the first trips have launched. Just because your paddling trip at the end of last season was a … Continue reading

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On-Water Communication: Whistle and Paddle Signals

When paddling, different factors can  affect good verbal communication. Distance Wind Not speaking loudly and clearly Not being face to face Age, i.e. hearing loss Here is a quick review of whistle and paddle signals to communicate with your paddling group … Continue reading

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Follow up on Towing Safety Presentation

Here’s a video on the Contact Tow — another option that wasn’t covered in the April meeting. (Thanks Bob S and Joan M ! ): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otEmFcTTrIU&sns=em

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