paddle smarts

Life jackets for paddlers

A life jacket, or personal flotation device, is the most important personal safety device for boaters, and all mariners should wear one while on the …

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Scoop rescue is used when someone has capsized and becomes incapicated or injured.

Capsize Recovery

Paddlers new to the sport or those occasionally renting a boat are focused on all the fun they will have exploring rivers, lakes, or the …

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Paddling with marine VHF

Paddling with marine VHF

“Paddlers do not think of themselves as boaters.” – A Boater’s Guide to the Federal Requirements for Recreational Boats by the U.S. Coast Guard Because …

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