Cold Water is anything below 8 degrees Celsius.
- All athletes and coaches must wear a PFD at all times (lifebelts do not count).
- All athletes must be accompanied by a safety boat.
- The safety boat must have enough PFD’s for the largest boat on the water.
- Proper lighting equipment must be used on the coaches boat and athletes when training more than 30 minutes before sunrise and more that 30 minutes after sunset.
NOTE: All Banook paddlers not supervised by a safety boat before the water temperature drops are encouraged to follow shorelines, and must have a PFD in their boat.