Coast Guard to Host Paddle Sport Safety Seminar

The public is invited to a free paddle sport safety seminar hosted by the U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary at the Umana School, located at 312 Border Street in East Boston, Saturday, from 12 p.m. until 2 p.m.

The seminar will educate paddlers about important safety techniques and equipment used on the water. On-site activities will include:

  • In-the-water demonstrations of self and assisted rescues, as well as proper paddling techniques
  • Displays of kayaks, safety gear, and weather protective clothing
  • Discussions about cold water emersion, the effects of hypothermia and dressing for the elements
  • Experienced personnel to answer questions

Paddlers are encouraged to bring their personal crafts for free inspections from the Auxiliary. For more information, contact Jeff James at (978) 486-4346.

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