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Paddling Safety Workshop – Sponsored by the US Coast Guard Auxiliary

May 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT

$15

This comprehensive land-based program will prepare you with the fundamental knowledge to prepare for a safe trip on the water.  This program is being conducted as a service to the paddling community in cooperation with the US Coast Guard Auxiliary-Air Station Traverse City.

Topics include:

  • Conditions important to the Paddler: 4-W’s (Water, Wind, Waves and Weather)
  • Cold shock, hypothermia and hyperthermia; prevention and treatment
  • Life Jackets (PFD’s): Types, Usage, Fitting
  • Types of kayaks and their best use
  • Important paddling and safety equipment
  • Communication systems
  • Personal Preparation: planning, clothing, food and water
  • Planning and managing a safe day trip

We recommend that attendees supplement this on-land program with quality on-water skills and rescue (re-entry) education and guided practice to make the most of your paddling time.

Registration will be available through the US Coast Guard Auxiliary in April 2023.

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Details

Date:
May 4
Time:
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
Cost:
$15
Event Categories:
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Website:
http://wow.uscgaux.info/content.php?unit=091-26-10

Venue

Air Station Traverse City
175 Airport Access Dr.
Traverse City, 49686 United States
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