The first and foremost rule of the club is to paddle safety. If there is any doubt about equipment conditions, water conditions, or paddler skills DO NOT TAKE ANY CHANCES. Stay ashore.
All paddlers must have a life jacket in the boat! Wear the lifejacket if it makes you more comfortable! If you are not a strong swimmer, be certain that the person paddling near you and the steersman are aware that you might need assistance if we huli.