Safety course for canoeists and kayakers set

Canoeists and kayakers are boaters! Now, there is a course available to address the unique needs of paddlers.

A four-hour class is being offered by Kenosha’s Coast Guard Auxiliary on Saturday, May 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Gander Mountain, 6801 120th Ave., Kenosha.

Paddle-Sports America is a stimulating safety course designed to attract the novice paddle enthusiasts. This four-hour course presents a myriad of safety information including: know your paddlecraft; before you get underway, transporting your paddlecraft, dressing for a safe trip, loading gear in a canoe or kayak; storing paddle craft, operating your paddlecraft safely, the U. S. Aids to Navigation System (ATONS), learning about local hazards on waterways, legal requirements of boating, Homeland Security restrictions; boating emergencies; minimizing the risk of drowning, handling weather emergencies.

So, if you’re looking forward to putting your boat in the water, start preparing today with the Paddle-Sports America Course. Your investment will be $15 per person and $10 per person for each additional family member.

Reservations are required and may be made by calling Tim Caufield at 262-492-6479 or emailing him at

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