ABC of Safety & Rescues

Experience A – beginner or simple day paddlingB – done some overnight trips. Know how to do rescues, 2-boat and soloC – can roll For all paddlers, weather or bad weather, is the most important item. Of weather, wind is the most critical. Two metre swells on a calm day can be impressive but that …

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Fiona Weatherall and James Corfe completed an unsupported South Island paddle on 24 February 2015 taking 79 days.

Rescues – how to

Two kayaks and involving one capsize The description below shows how to do the most basic recovery. There are T, X, H rescues, dragging the rescued kayak over your deck, etc. etc. What is shown here is a BASIC method. Something anyone can do even without practising it though practise is definitely encouraged. Important – the less time anyone …

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