PADDLERS

 
  1. Eat & hydrate well the day before the voyage.

  2. Be well rested.

  3. Give the boat captains your full attention on safety briefings.

  4. Know where the first aid, pfd’s & other important items are.

  5. Pack day gear so it is easily accessible.

  6. Leaders give 5-minute call to crews & canoe.

  7. Paddlers will work in a “buddy system.”

  8. Call your seat # as you jump from boat - don’t jump on each other & stay together at all times.

  9. Support the canoe on the iako until your seat is open.

  10. Leave room for paddlers to “exit” canoe & assist those who need help getting in, before getting in yourself.

  11. After “exiting” the canoe, assist holding the iako until the steersman calls for the release!

  12. Again…always stay in a group…count heads! Face the boat with a hand up & wait for boat to throw line.

  13. If using throw line, pass it back until last person has a hold, before calling to boat to pull. Or hand over hand line.

  14. Call “clear or neutral” to captain before approaching.

  15. Always stay clear of screws (prop). Exit one at a time & don’t get in front of ladder until it’s clear above.

  16. Make sure everyone is accounted for, hydrating, eating.

  17. Unless it’s calm…canvas must be zipped up at all times.

  18. Make sure shirt is not caught in zipper & neoprene is up.

  19. Do not exchange paddles between canoe & boat-use or exchange only what is in canoe unless previously arranged.

  20. “Voyage float plan” shall have: Crew names, email, contact #’s Emergency contact & #’s (land) List of medications or health issues (ie: diabetic, food allergies) Voyage dates & time frame. Name and contact # of land person with “floatplan.”

  21. SAFETY IS #1…know your limits, express your concerns, look after each other and listen to captain.

 
 

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Any special drink, food or medicine should NOT be introduced to other paddlers.

  • NO illegal drugs or alcohol will be allowed on voyage.

  • Paddlers with signs of being under the influence will NOT be allowed to participate.

 

WATER CHANGES

 

CANOE CHANGES (VOYAGING)

  1. Seat 2 & 4 always support the iako unless entering/exiting the canoe.

  2. All crew transfer to/from akau (r) side of canoe one-at-a-time

  3. Stay ama cautious and wait your turn.

  4. Keep a distant hold of canoe from zodiac.

  5. Keep hands clear of area between canoe and zodiac.

  6. Listen to your zodiac captain, listen to your ho`okele.

ZODIAC CHANGES (VOYAGING)

  1. Zodiac captain & deckhand are in charge of doing boat tie-up.

  2. Stay clear of tie-up area but keep boat balanced.

  3. Enter one-at-a-time and clear loading area.

  4. Spread out on zodiac and keep one hand on at all times.

  5. Keep hands clear of area between zodiac & support boat.

  6. Keep clear of rope/tie-up zone…always be to the outside of the rope.

  7. One assistant may be assigned to assist paddlers on to vessel.

  8. Always have eyes on anyone in the water.

 
 

TEAM CAPTAINS

 

SUPPORT BOAT:

  1. Know the location of first aid, fire ext., pfd (life jackets).

  2. Do you have enough life jackets?

  3. Do you have throw line (heaving line) & float at least 12ft long?

  4. Be familiar with the ladder.

  5. Know the radio location and capacity plate.

  6. Chain of command; 1st captain, 2nd crew leader, 3rd ho`okele

  7. Crew leader shall oversee:

 
  • Someone is delegated to have eyes on canoe at all times!

  • Crew rotation

  • 5-minute calls for crew and canoe

  • Transferring info to steersman crewing consecutive changes

  • Delegate someone to watch time & all paddlers in water.

  • Pass duties to new leader if rotating into canoe

  • Communications with boat captain (their rearview mirror)


CANOE:

  1. One spare paddle on aft iako, 5 other paddles based on crews

  2. 1 steer blade –no “waxed” paddles

  3. Day flag on hope

  4. Night nav light-fore iako, spotlight-aft wae

  5. Emergency dry box and water

  6. Night locater for paddlers

  7. Vhf radio-seat 5 or aft wae, lanyard-based signal mirror iako.

  8. Emergency floatation pfd-behind seat 6 or under wae.

  9. Huli line

  10. 3 bailers

  11. A lanyard-based waterproof whistle attached to seat 6

 

ESCORT BOAT CAPTAINS

 

1. Share the location of first aid, fire ext., pfd (life jackets).

2. Do you have enough life jackets?

3. Do you have throw line (heaving line) & float at least 12ft long?

4. Make sure paddlers are familiar with the ladder.

5. Share the radio location and capacity plate info.

6. Chain of command; 1st captain, 2nd crew leader, 3rd ho`okele

7. Your crew leader is ____________________________they will oversee:

 
  • Someone is delegated to have eyes on canoe at all times!

  • Crew rotation

  • 5-minute calls for crew and canoe

  • Transferring info to steersman crewing consecutive changes

  • Delegate someone to watch time & all paddlers in water.

  • Pass duties to new leader if rotating into canoe

  • Communications with boat captain (your rearview mirror).

8. Conduct your own personal safety briefing & rules of your vessel.

9. Radio: Channel 74

10. Attach boat # to front RIGHT side of boat.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Any special drink, food or medicine should NOT be introduced to other paddlers.

  • NO illegal drugs or alcohol will be allowed on voyage.

  • Anyone with signs of being under the influence will NOT be allowed to participate.