Paddling Safety – hints and guidelines
Canoe SA endorses the use of safety aids when paddling.
Guidelines for the avoidance of collisions
At all time when you are on the water you must keep a good lookout and be ready to give way to other vessels or users
Where you must give way, do it in good time and in such a way that it is obvious to other vessels or users
Give way to sailing and fishing vessels and any vessel that is hampered by such tasks as dredging, cable-laying and so on.
Always keep to the right hand side of channels
Always paddle with a friend
Ensure you have 1 litre of water for every hour expected on the water
Always wear or pack adequate clothing for on-water conditions