June 3 Meeting – Safety with Bob Salo

When: June 3, 2014 from 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Safety when Kayaking


Bob will be making two presentations tonight, the first is practical safety information, and the second presentation will be a debriefing of a real life incident that happened on a group trip several years ago.


Presentation 1


How individuals react and how that impacts the group:

The importance of Planning , Preparation and Practice.

Physical and Mental causes of accidents.

Dealing with panicked people.

Presentation 2

SKABC real life incident and rescue in the Broken Group.  A time line leading up to the incident and rescue.  Bob will then comment on how this relates to his first presentation.  Some of the paddlers who were on the trip will talk about lessons learned and give the opportunity for questions from the floor.

If you have any questions or comments please email Joan Mercier: programs2@skabc.orgor phone 778-558-5885

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