US Coast Guard Paddlecraft Safety Course

COSTS: $20 

PADDLECRAFT SAFETY

SATURDAY January 18 (9:00-2:00)

Petaluma Yacht Club,
10 C Street, Petaluma, CA 94952

CONTACT: S Jette [masked]
or[masked]

COST: $20.00 (family can share book)

This entry level class presents both legal and practical up-to-date
information to Paddlecraft enthusiasts who wish to have a well rounded safety background on Kayaking and Canoeing.
Approved by American Canoe & Kayak Association

TOPICS INCLUDE:

Types of Paddlecraft
Before You Get Underway
Handling Your Craft Safely
THE RULES YOU MUST FOLLOW
Boating Emergencies
Cold Water Survival Skills
Weather and Water Conditions

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  • Karyn

    Dang! Just missed this. Will another class be offered? This is just what I need

    January 25, 2014

  • Sue D.

    Very nice class, and it was good to see some of the people I hope to do some paddling with this year. My husband bought me a frame for my certificate! hahaha

    January 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you so much to Deb for putting this together :-). Had a lot of fun learning.... I can't wait to try some rolls!! Thank you to Linda also for a wealth of information too :-) Jean and Sue it was great sitting between the both of you.

    1 · January 19, 2014

  • Tom S.

    This was a great class. I wish I had met more of the attendees as I would like to know more about paddling in this area.

    January 19, 2014

  • Dan F.

    Useful information

    1 · January 19, 2014

  • Deb T.

    Learned a lot.

    January 18, 2014

  • Michael

    Good Review of Safety skill...

    1 · January 18, 2014

  • Linda S.

    Great class for beginners as well as more experienced paddlers. We all learned something new.

    January 18, 2014

  • Deb T.

    We will plan on starting promptly at 9:00 am.
    We look forward to seeing you tomorrow if you can not make it please let me know by 8:00 am, Saturday Jan 18th. (That is the approximate time I will printout the attendee list.)
    Questions asked:
    1) Do I need to pre-register for the class? If you are on this list (or if you have personally talked to Steve you are signed up.)
    2) The Google map directions show the location to be[masked]th Street. NO that is not correct. The address is : 10 C St, Petaluma, CA 94952 use the correct latitude/longitude=[masked] [masked] OR Here is a direct link via google maps to the address. https://maps.google.com/maps?q=10+C+St,+Petaluma,+CA+94952&ll=38.23427,-122.636089&spn=0.004618,0.010568&hnear=10+C+St,+Petaluma,+California+94952&t=m&z=17
    3) Payment for the class will need to be made with CASH or check. (Sorry no electronic means available)

    January 17, 2014

  • Deb T.

    4) There will be no formal lunch but we will take a 10 minute break every 1½ hours. If you think you will be hungry before the end make sure to bring something to eat.
    NOTE: I have offered a hike after the Safety Course up at Helen Putnam Park if you are up for it. Please join Linda & I for a 2 mile hike.
    Look Forward to Seeing you Tomorrow!!

    January 17, 2014

  • Maureen T

    Do we need to pre-register?

    1 · January 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    After the class, I might buy a kayak. Well, I'll find out more on Saturday I/18/2014. Looks's like fun.
    Don R.

    2 · January 16, 2014

    • Linda S.

      River's Edge in Healdsburg has kayaks for sale. It is on the East side of the old bridge that crosses the Russian River on the SE side of town.

      January 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm so excited :-) it will be great to get this under my belt, so to speak :-)

    1 · January 16, 2014

  • Pat C.

    Visitors coming to town from Alaska

    January 16, 2014

  • cathleen c.

    Petaluma Yacht club is located at :
    10 "C" Street. Go past Petaluma Cinema on "C" street, straight towards the Petaluma River and you will Dead end. The Yacht Club is there!!!

    GOOGLE is WRONG!!!

    January 15, 2014

  • Gary W.

    The Google map directions show the location to be[masked]th Street. Is that correct?

    January 15, 2014

  • bill m.

    would a SUP qualify?

    January 12, 2014

    • Deb T.

      Yes, this class is for anything human powered, including SUP's.

      January 14, 2014

  • cathleen c.

    I have taken this class and it is very worthwhile!

    1 · January 12, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Myself as well Joan. I know before you can rent a human powered watercraft in Santa Cruz you must take a course in safety. I am hoping this will qualify for any future public rentals.

      1 · January 12, 2014

    • Deb T.

      This class should serve as qualification for rentals.

      1 · January 14, 2014

  • Linda S.

    Are they doing a wet exit and wet entry? or can we stay dry?
    I am interested, but I don't want to go for a swim.

    January 3, 2014

    • Deb T.

      It is a classroom thing.

      January 5, 2014

  • Pat C.

    Just did some research and answered my own question, classroom. Thanks

    December 28, 2013

  • Pat C.

    Is this all classroom? Or will we be getting wet?

    December 28, 2013

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