Paddlers, Here is a Checklist and Precautions That You Can Review before the Big Race

Equipment Checklist:

Before you launch, always make sure you have the following:

  • Canoe in good condition
  • Plenty of secure buoyancy sturdy paddle
  •  Paddle leash
  • Lifejacket or personal flotation device (PFD) and whistle
  • Bailer/sponge
  • Accessible spare paddle (minimum of 1 per group)
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen

Precaution Checklist

  • Always wear a personal flotation device.
  • Avoid standing in a canoe.
  • Be sure weight is centered and distributed evenly in the canoe or kayak.
  • Avoid rushing water or rapids unless experienced.
  • Bring an extra paddle.
  • If you capsize, stay with the watercraft and await for a safety boat to assist you.



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