Free online paddle sports safety class

Wed, 09/15/2021 - 10:45am

The CG Auxiliary is offering a free, two-evening, four hour Paddle Sports Safety class via Zoom on Sept. 21 and 22 from 6 to 8 each day.

To register, contact David Racicot at

Course topics

- Different types of paddlecraft and their suitability for various paddling environments. 

- Legal requirements associated with operating a paddlecraft. 

- Tips for safely transporting your paddlecraft.

- Successful trip planning. 

- Accidents, accident reporting.

- Emergency situations and how to prepare for them.

- Risks associated with cold water immersion.

- Top 10 safety tips.

About the instructors

Mike Moloney is an American Canoe Association (ACA) Certified Kayak Instructor (Level 1 & 2) with 40 years of paddling experience. He’s also a certified Instructor with the USCG Auxiliary.

David Racicot is an ACA Member with decades of paddling experience, a retired career US Navy physician, a certified USCG Auxiliary Instructor, and a qualified USCG Auxiliary Boat Crew Member. David also builds elegant small wooden boats including kayaks and canoes.