Winter Practice

Rules

  1. Only paid members are allowed to paddle during the winter.

  2. All paddlers must wear a vest PFD

  3. In the OC6, there must be 6 people paddling per canoe with a certified steers person in each canoe.

  4. Carry the marine radio or a cellphone with you in a dry bag.

  5. Only certified steerspeople allowed to steer during winter practices.

  6. Don’t go out if wind is gusting above 25mph.

  7. Review wind and tide conditions before going out- be aware if the wind is coming from the west.

  8. Review sunset hours and make sure you have sufficient daylight hours

  9. Dress for cold water conditions and immersion.  Please ask if you are unsure what type of clothes to wear for winter paddling. Some tips