A few weeks back, we had an incident where a paddler close to shore was in need of assistance. This got me thinking: ...What would be the best way to retrieve/tow/assist a paddler who can't stay upright or paddle...??
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So what do I do when I have a surfski related question? Ask the guys on the surfski.info forum off course. I started a new topic and soon paddlers from across the world gave their 2 cents worth. There are some great ideas and one would need to figure out what would suit the situation and your abilities.
Know your own ability
Call the NSRI first thing (if nearby)
Be prepared and carry some safety gear (mirror, tow line, etc)
Should a basic competence and safety test be a pre-requisite before a paddler may paddle into the blue yonder? It is for power and sail boats.
Safe paddling all