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Getting ready for a paddle

Safety & risk assessment

The Sea Kayak Club puts a high priority of Safety. The club’s  Safety Guidelines and Operating Procedures can be found here. This is a comprehensive document that new and current members should familiarise themselves with.

Safety documents for downloading (PDFs)

Department of Transport Required Safety Equipment

Click here to go to the WA Department of Transport Marine PaddleSafe information

Marine Radio and VMR Contacts

The club recommends that all club members have a VHF handheld marine radio. This makes group communication much easier on the water and  should a paddler need assistance from a capsize etc, they can call for assistance or if alone, can call for assistance from VMR or a nearby boat.

A guide on the use of VHF radio can be downloaded here: VMRSradioComGuide (4.7MB PDF file).

A similar chart has been produced by the WA Volunteer Marine Rescue Service, which also includes a comprehensive radio communications guide for the state. It can be downloaded here: VMRSradioComGuide  (4.7MB PDF file).
Towing training at Rockingham Photo: Roger Lloyd

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