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Common Paddling Hazards and How To Avoid Them

  • January 27, 2021
  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • virtual



Presented by Moulton Avery

Do you know what a wind shadow is and why it's a very common cause of paddling close calls and fatalities?

Did you know that the causes of most paddling accidents can be grouped into three general categories:

  • Cold Water, 
  • Weather, 
  • and Hazardous Waters?

Learning about the mistakes that other paddlers have made is one of the best ways for you to avoid repeating them.

In this presentation, we'll take a close look at 5 accidents. You'll learn about the hazards that got the paddlers into trouble and the major factors that contributed to their close calls or fatalities.

Look here for information about National Center for Cold Water Safety.

About this meeting...

During the COVID pandemic, OOPS continues to hold online general membership meetings. The URL and password are provided in an email to all registered members 24 hours prior to the meeting. For this meeting, OOPS members may include guests in their registration.

Lifejackets and drysuits are not required at online general membership meetings.

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