Rules of the Road for Paddlers - Presented by John Foster
Do paddlers have the right of way? Find out in this informative in-depth presentation
This is a pre-recorded webinar with Seattle maritime educator and paddler John Foster who talks about 'Rules of the Road for Paddlers' so you know your place on the water with other boats.
Who has right of way? You’ll learn what to do when faced with having to make an important often quick decision when a fast moving boat is coming your way.
John’s words “My presentation focuses on how the rules apply to human powered craft (paddlers) and how to use your knowledge of the rules to keep yourself safe on the water.”
“I’ve been paddling regularly since I first moved aboard a leaky houseboat on Lake Union and would paddle to classes while attending University of Washington. I’ve built a number of wooden stitch-and-glue boats, SUPs, and kayaks.
I am a PSUPA-certified instructor and have paddled, toured and SUP camped extensively around Puget Sound. I’ve been teaching Maritime Studies for the past 22 years at the Ballard Maritime Academy in Seattle. I teach the Washington State Safe Boater Certification and Coast Guard OUPV/100 ton license course which includes charting, marine navigation, and maritime rules of the road.
I have led student groups sailing aboard the Schooner Zodiac, cruising aboard the Mosquito fleet steamship Virginia V and on maritime/marine science trips to Maui. I’ve recently begun leading the Ballard Sea Squad with Salmon Bay Paddle, teaching high-school students to learn and grow their paddling skills."
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