A Paddler's Guide to Safety (US Coast Guard)
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This US Coast Guard Auxiliary course will teach novice or inexperienced paddlers how to stay safe when on the water in a kayak or on a stand-up-paddle board. The presentation covers equipment and accessories, legal requirements, how to secure paddle craft to your car, awareness of dangers from other boats, emergencies including how to right your kayak after capsizing, weather safety, and risks of cold water immersion. The course consists of a 90-minute slide presentation and one hour of practical demonstration, including "hands on" with a kayak.