wear your PFD

ON AVERAGE 87% OF DROWNING VICTIMS WERE NOT WEARING A LIFE JACKET!

Kids-Kayaking-
ACA_Logo

Think:
wind, waves,
water & weather

American Canoe Association
Find Paddlecraft info, events, clubs & fun!

Paddlers guide to safe boating

boat us logo

PADDLE SPORTS ARE A FAST GROWING WATER SPORT AROUND THE GOLDEN ISLES OF GEORGIA.
IT’S WONDERFUL THAT SO MANY MORE FOLKS ARE ABLE TO EXPERIENCE ALL THE NATURAL BEAUTY OUR AREA OFFERS WITHOUT THE EXPENSE OF POWER BOATING.
JUST REMEMBER THAT ANY PADDLE BOAT (INCLUDING KAYAK, CANOE OR STAND UP PADDLE BOARD) IS CONSIDERED A VESSEL BY THE COAST GUARD, WHEN OUTSIDE THE SWIM/SURF ZONE (FYI: in our coastal area, that is virtually everywhere). THEREFORE, YOU AND YOUR PASSENGERS NEED TO BE RESPONSIBLE PADDLERS IN CHOOSING YOUR PFD’S AND OTHER REQUIRED SAFETY EQUIPMENT THAT MAY APPLY.

SADLY, WITH SO MANY MORE PADDLERS IN THE WATER, THERE ARE MORE AND MORE ACCIDENTS AND DEATHS ATTRIBUTED TO THE SPORT.

THANKFULLY, YOUR LOCAL FLOTILLA 10-10 COAST GUARD AUXILIARY IS HERE TO HELP!
WE OFFER YOU A SIMPLE AND FREE SAFETY CHECKUP AND UPON PASSING, YOUR PADDLE BOAT OR BOARD WILL BE AWARDED A VSC DECAL TO SHOW THE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES THAT YOU ARE IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE BOATING LAWS THAT APPLY TO PADDLE SPORTS.

videos
PADDLEBD lifejacket-

Safety for stand up paddlers

Smart Start for Paddlers

CG approved Stand up paddleboard belt pack PFD

Coastal kayak paddling intro

Life Jackets float...Do you?

Safe Sea Kayaking prepare!!!

Defensive paddeling

LABLE YOUR PADDLECRAFT WITH YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION...
 HERE’S WHY AND HOW

Accidents Don’t Just Happen
Statistics show that over 80% of the paddlers who died in the United States were not wearing a PFD. However, 98% of paddlers report that they own one. When examining all known accident cases, including capsizes/falls overboard, it was reported that 90% of the victims go in the water unexpectedly and had no time to grab a PFD. Simply put, wearing a PFD save lives.
Hazardous water or weather conditions were cited as the primary cause in more than 40% of paddlesport accidents, pointing to the importance of consulting weather information and scouting the area first. Surprisingly, operator inexperience accounts for only one in four paddling fatalities, suggesting that the more experienced paddler often becomes complacent with safety procedures or takes unnecessary risks.

floating email

Contact us if you or your paddling group would like to have one of our Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteer instructors give you more information and/or talk to your group about how the law and safety applies to paddle sports. Ted Dubose 912-258-8402  or E-mail: ted.dubose@gmail.com
We can offer your paddle craft(s) a FREE Vessel Safety Check as well.

Aux seal

Contact an SSI/Brunswick area USCGAUX volunteer certified VSC examiner Enter your contact info to be on the way to applying your boats FREE decal!

2017-VSC-decal
USCGAux rope seal
Webmaster

Welcome to USCGAUX     SSI Lighthouse History     VSC, Free Vessel Safety Check    Safe Boating Courses   USCGAUX Events

About Us   Free Nav downloads   Paddlecraft     Our Partners     AuxLinks   WATCHSTANDER

Interested in becoming a USCGAUX volunteer?
We would love to hear from you! 

FC
FB
tweet

#cgauxssi

instagram-follow1

#flotilla1010

All information contained herein is believed to be true and accurate but is not guaranteed.

USCGAUX Seal

Privacy Policy: This Web Site does not use “cookies” to collect information from or about users. E-mail links and phone numbers are provided as a means to contact the CGAux
 for additional information or to make comments. You may choose to provide us with personal information, as in an E-mail with a comment or question.  We use the information you
may provide to improve our service to you or to respond to your requests. Sometimes we might forward your E-mail to other members who may be better able to help you. 
We do not share your E-mail with any other outside organizations or persons. This web site may contain links to our Auxiliary partners or to other related external web sites.
If you decide to utilize any of the external links, you will be directed to a site that may or may not be covered by our privacy policy.
We recommend that you read the privacy statements of those sites as their policies may differ from ours.