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Coast Guard Auxiliary offers paddleboat safety class

Posted: Friday, Dec 27th, 2013

The Coast Guard Auxiliary is sponsoring a “SmartStart for Paddlers” class today, Dec. 28, from 9:30 a.m. to noon, at Siuslaw Valley Fire and Rescue, 2625 Highway 101.

The class will include topics such as paddlecraft types and capacities, float plans, transporting paddlecraft, predeparture checks, appropriate clothing and headgear, loading, maintenance and storage, operator responsibilities, aids to navigation, hazards, tides, legal requirements, life jackets, radios, sound and light devices, and proper handling of emergencies and injuries.

For the complete article see the 12-28-2013 issue.

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