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Essential Eligibility Criteria


St. Johns River Paddle Battle Program

In order to participate in this special event one:

·       Must have the ability to follow visual and/or verbal instructions independently or with the assistance of a companion.

·       Must provide own canoe or kayak or be able to rent one.  Rentals available on a first come, first serve basis.

·       Individuals renting vessels must not exceed manufacturer’s weight limits of 475 lbs. for kayak, 575 lbs. for tandem kayak.

·       Must have the ability to wear a properly fitted personal flotation device.

·       Must have the ability to enter and exit the vessel independently or with the assistance of a companion.

·       Must have the ability to remain seated, maneuver and balance independently or with the assistance of a companion for the time it takes to complete the 3 or 10 mile course.

·       Must have the ability to withstand exposure to the outdoors for the time it takes to complete the 3 or 10 mile course.

·       Must have at least one person in the vessel with the ability to move it through the water in a stable manner and return back to the launching area.

 

In the event of capsize:

·       Must have the ability to get out of the vessel independently and remain face up in the water with the aid of a personal flotation device.