08 - 09 Sep 2020
Please note: forgetting to wear, do up, or adjust your PFD is like not wearing a car eat belt. There’s no time to put one on after the incident. Please wear the same size PFD each week so that, if everyone does this, everyone can wear the right size
Let’s now assume that you and your kayak have got all the parts together as indicated above. So, next you need to know how to get in! It’s not difficult, if you follow this basic procedure but please don’t take short cuts. Probably most accidents occur at the stage of getting in/getting out when people get careless.
Stand at the side of your kayak (let’s assume the right side here, but it could be the left; just reverse everything). Place your paddle behind you and hold it with a wider than shoulder width apart grip with both hands. Bend your knees and place your left hand on the back of the coaming while still holding the paddle.