Water Safety with the U.S. Coast Guard

A series of tips for staying safe on the water

Photo: Robert Zaleski

Everyone wants to have fun on the water. The important thing to remember is staying safe while having fun. Canoe & Kayak teamed up with the U.S. Coast Guard to develop a series of water safety skills and tips to times fun and danger free.

Below are the series of stories.

Rules of the Road

When paddling down a major river or by the bay, knowing how to interact with the ships can be confusing and downright scary. The Rules of the Road insight into how people in all vessels can share the waterways safely.

Freeze to Death

All paddlers know that each voyage can result in an unintended swim. Paddlers exploring cold regions must prepared for water far below room temperature, even in summer.

Mayday Mayday Mayday

Things don’t always go as planned. In the event that a day of fun and adventure takes a turn for the worse, having an emergency signal kit and knowing how to use a marine-band radio can keep a bad situation from turning into a dangerous one.

New York Paddlesport Safety

Here are a few very important notes to ensure a safe time on the water.

Help the Coast Guard Help You

Here are some tips to remain calm and make rescue easy and quick.

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