Kayaking, canoeing and rafting can be dangerous sports whether on whitewater, open ocean or sheltered bodies of water. Like any water sport there may be a risk of injury or drowning for paddlers exceeding their physical and technical abilities.
The SUCC safety protocol outlines objective dangers and how they may be avoided or mitigated by correct safety procedures.
- NSW maritime rules for harbour paddling
Channels of passage
Trip Leaders must be able to carry out an X-rescue as shown here
- Incident Reports
Trip Leaders must immediately follow incident reporting procedures described by Sydney University Sports and Fitness in order for the Personal Accident Insurance for members to be valid.
- Fundamental Kayaking strokes and skills
Basic strokes: Rivers Canoe Club
Safe planning and preparation: Australian Canoeing
Important strokes and signals from ExpertVillage