Coast Guard reminds paddlesport enthusiasts of cold water exposure danger

Coast Guard reminds paddlesport enthusiasts of cold water exposure danger
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard reminds paddlesport enthusiasts, Wednesday, about the increased risks of cold-water exposure. Paddlers are more exposed to the elements than boaters on power and sail craft and should wear the personal protective clothing, including dry or wet suits, appropriate for the water temperature where they are paddling. “Dress for the swim, it’s not if, but when,”...

Coast Guard urges preparedness for paddlesport enthusiasts

Coast Guard urges preparedness for paddlesport enthusiasts
NEW YORK – As the boating season unofficially begins, Coast Guard Sector New York is reminding paddlesport enthusiasts to take precautions to ensure safe trips and increase survivability in case of an emergency. Paddling — canoes, kayaks, etc. — is the fastest growing segment of recreational boating, with more than 300,000 paddlecraft now being sold annually. Paddlecraft are an extremely...

Coast Guard urges paddlesport enthusiasts to take precautions on the water

Coast Guard urges paddlesport enthusiasts to take precautions on the water
NEW YORK — The Coast Guard is reminding paddlesport enthusiasts to take precautions to ensure safe trips and increase survivability on the water. Paddlesports consisting of rowboats, canoes, kayaks and standup paddleboards, are the fastest growing segment of recreational boating. Despite air temperatures reaching 60 degrees recently, water temperatures remain below 50 degrees.  Under these conditions,...

Coast Guard provides safety tips for paddlesport enthusiasts

Coast Guard provides safety tips for paddlesport enthusiasts
WCVB TV meteorologist Cindy Fitzgibbons receives kayaking lessons and boating safety tips from pro kayaker, Kevin N. Horner during a cold water safety event hosted by Coast Guard Station Boston, May 13, 2015.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class LaNola Stone)kayak NEW HAVEN, CT – The Coast Guard is reminding paddlesport enthusiasts to take precautions to ensure safe trips and increase...

Death of Lake Superior paddler serves as stark reminder of paddlesport, cold-water dangers

CLEVELAND – The tragic death of a 19-year-old kayaker Tuesday night near the Apostle Islands in Lake Superior, is a reminder to paddlesport enthusiasts of the importance of life-saving equipment and safe boating practices. The man, whose name and hometown are not being released, was paddling with three other people when his kayak reportedly capsized, sending him into the 49-degree water...

Coast Guard launches Operation Paddle Smart 2009

BOSTON – The United States Coast Guard, for the second year in a row, is launching Operation Paddle Smart to bring greater awareness to paddlesport safety in the Northeast First Coast Guard District.