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An Update from the World of Paddlesports - Chris Stec

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Chris Stec, COO, American Canoe Association

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An Update from the World of Paddlesports - Chris Stec

  1. 1. Education. Recreation. Stewardship. Competition. Exploration. Paddlesports Update
  2. 2. NSRE – Paddlesports Participation Report - 2010 www.americancanoe.org/Statistics Activity # of Participants Total Annual Days Canoeing 22,829,700 125,190,000 Kayaking 14,744,900 91,499,100 Rafting 13,410,100 80,771,500
  3. 3. NSRE – Paddlesports Participation Report - 2010 www.americancanoe.org/Statistics Level of Experience # of Participants Novice 19,410,600 Intermediate 15,134,100 Advanced 3,568,500 Expert 1,865,600
  4. 4. USCG NRB Survey - 2011 www.americancanoe.org/Statistics
  5. 5. USCG NRB Survey - 2012 www.americancanoe.org/Statistics
  6. 6. USCG NRB Survey - 2012 www.americancanoe.org/Statistics
  7. 7. Kayak Fishing Survey - 2015 www.americancanoe.org/Statistics
  8. 8. Paddlesports Participation www.americancanoe.org/Statistics
  9. 9. SUP Participation www.americancanoe.org/Statistics
  10. 10. Outdoor Recreation Participation:Topline Report 2016 www.americancanoe.org/Statistics
  11. 11. USCG Recreational Boating Statistics www.americancanoe.org/Statistics 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 140 160 180 Canoe, Kayak & SUP Fatalities
  12. 12. USCG Recreational Boating Statistics www.americancanoe.org/Statistics
  13. 13. USCG Recreational Boating Statistics www.americancanoe.org/Statistics
  14. 14. 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 – 3,205 fatalities All Recreational Boating Deaths - 5 Years
  15. 15. 626 fatalities All Recreational Boating Deaths in 2015
  16. 16. Paddler Deaths in 2015 182 fatalities
  17. 17. Paddler Deaths 2011-2015 881 fatalities
  18. 18. Paddler Deaths (2006-2015) 1,729 , 26% 4,890 , 74% Paddlers Motorizedand Sail Note: Unless "motorization” was not discernible (less than 2% of the time)
  19. 19. Paddler Deaths by Boat Types – 10-Year Period 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 Canoe Kayak Rowboat Inflatable Other SUP
  20. 20. Paddler Deaths – (2006-2015) 25 To < 50 Deaths 10 To < 25 Deaths AS GU NMI Less than 10 Deaths Greater than 75 Deaths 50 To < 75 Deaths VI PR DC Total: 1,729 deaths
  21. 21. Regulatory Entities Paddlesports Regulation
  22. 22. U.S. Coast Guard - Regulation Paddlesports Regulation Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 33: Navigation and Navigable Waters Part 175 – Equipment Requirements Subpart B – Personal Flotation Devices
  23. 23. National Boating Safety Advisory Council Paddlesports Regulation NBSAC Resolution Number 2014-91-2 Prevention through People Subcommittee Safety Equipment Carriage Requirements: Manually Propelled Vessels
  24. 24. Minnesota - DNR Paddlesports Regulation Registration is required if your paddleboard is over ten feet long. Place the registration decals on the front of the paddleboard if possible. If not, place both decals on the back of the paddleboard.
  25. 25. Utah - River Throw Bag in Lieu of Type IV PFD Paddlesports Regulation • R651-215-8: River Throw Bag in Lieu of Type IV PFD • Federal requirements versus the State regulations • Implications of programmatic grant funding from the U.S. Coast Guard.
  26. 26. Wisconsin – Senate Bill 286 Paddlesports Regulation This bill provides that the personal flotation device requirements under current law do not apply to a stand-up paddleboard with respect to any person on the board who is 18 years of age or older. This bill defines “stand-up paddleboard” to mean a buoyant board designed to be manually propelled on water by a person paddling from a standing or kneeling position. Under current law, every boat is required to carry at least one personal flotation device for each person on board or being attended by the boat.
  27. 27. New Mexico – EMNRD State Parks Division Paddlesports Regulation From their Stand Up Paddleboarding website: Mandatory to be worn on all lakes and rivers statewide is a life jacket or PDF, a sound producing device such as a whistle or horn, and a white light for shining at other boats at night
  28. 28. New Mexico – EMNRD State Parks Division Paddlesports Regulation TITLE 18 TRANSPORTATION AND HIGHWAYS CHAPTER 17 NAVIGATION AND BOATING PART 2 BOATING OPERATION AND SAFETY 18.17.2.9 EQUIPMENT REQUIRED TO OPERATE A VESSEL: (4) Persons engaged in boating on a river or in boat races or persons using ice sailboats, personal watercraft, kayaks, canoes, paddleboards and rubber rafts on any waters of this state shall wear a U.S. coast guard approved wearable
  29. 29. Animated Youth Booklet Partnership Opportunities
  30. 30. Moving Water / Whitewater DVD Partnership Opportunities
  31. 31. 66 New Videos / Webisodes Partnership Opportunities • Kayak Fishing • Recreational Kayaking • Stand Up Paddleboarding • Coastal Kayaking • Canoeing www.americancanoe.org/WebTV
  32. 32. Paddle eMagazine Partnership Opportunities
  33. 33. Olympic Paddlesports Partnership Opportunities
  34. 34. Paralympic Paddlesports Partnership Opportunities
  35. 35. Sprint, Dragon Boat, and Outrigger Possibilities Partnership Opportunities
  36. 36. SWR Conference - 2017 Partnership Opportunities
  37. 37. NPC - 2017 Partnership Opportunities
  38. 38. Open Discussion – Topics / Questions? The ACA & You!
  39. 39. ACA Canoe • Kayak • SUP • Raft • Rescue 503 Sophia St. Suite 100 Fredericksburg, VA 22401 540-907-4460 888-229-3792 [fax] aca@americancanoe.org www.americancanoe.org Contact Information The ACA & You!

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