The British coastline offers some of the best sea kayaking opportunities in the world, but anyone venturing out needs to understand the risks and paddle safely.
British Canoeing has been working with the RNLI to publish safety information that sets out the steps you need to take to stay safe on the sea. The full information can be found here but in the meantime, make sure you familiarise yourself with the points below.
To stay safe on the sea:
Every year there are numerous incidents and near misses, follow the safety advice and make sure you stay safe.
The accessibility of the coast combined with the increased ownership of canoes and kayaks has seen an increase in incidents requiring rescue. Safety information published by The RNLI and British Canoeing serves as a useful check list on what to do to stay safe. It also provides valuable information to both novice and experienced canoeists.