You see them all over, kayaks, canoes, even stand-up paddle boards on the water.
Paddlecraft are becoming more affordable and available at almost every retailer these days, and many vacation destinations rent paddlecraft for day use. But there’s more to it than just trying out the activity and deciding to buy a paddlecraft.
Each year thousands of people flock to the waterways with little knowledge about their boat, where they’re operating, what the legal requirements are, and the skill needed to avoid an accident.
The Oregon State Marine Board now offers a great introduction to the waterways with a free online paddling course, approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators.For the complete article see the 11-24-2012 issue.
Click here to purchase an electronic version of the 11-24-2012 paper.
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