1. Safety is the responsibility of everyone, all the time. All members are required to read the safety policy and sign acknowledging they have read and accept the policy.
2. If in doubt, don’t go out. Know your crews’ capabilities.
3. Check local weather conditions – wind speed and direction, air/water temperature, tides, fog, etc. before heading onto the water.
4. Crews (paddlers and steersperson) must have the skills for the weather conditions of the day. At least 2 paddlers must have the required huli experience (huli’ed within the last 12 months).
5. Practice / review safety procedures regularly.
6. Huli practices are restricted to Paddle Club scheduled practices (The Paddle Club provides at least 2 opportunities for Huli practice during a calendar year.) or to crews with a minimum of two crew members with ocean huli experience in the last 12 months.
7. Winter restrictions (See Winter Restrictions Policy) are in effect from the end of Daylight Savings Time in October until the beginning of Daylight Savings Time in April.
8. All crews are required to Sign out their boat every trip and sign in upon return.
9. Check the boat every time you use it. (Bailers, lashings, plugs, etc.)
10. Everyone must have a properly fitting PFD. A Safety Bag (The Club provides a bag with a throw line, whistles, space blankets and repair kit.) must be in the boat on every trip.
11. Non members can go out in a boat up to two times only without joining the Club provided they have signed a waiver form.
12. The ratio of member /non members in a boat is a minimum of 2 members (who have huli’ed within the last 12 months) permitted to take out up to 3 non members in the months June 1 to September 30.
13. Appropriate dress for the weather both actual and potential is required. A dry bag with a change of clothes, jacket and hat is recommended. Take a water bottle.
14. Review your HULI Procedure (who does what) and everyone must know their seat responsibility before you go out.
15. Inform your captain/steersperson of any health issues (including medications).
16. Anyone going out before sunrise or after sunset is required to use the appropriate navigation lights. A white light mounted on the stern (rear) and red and green side directional lights mounted on the bow (front) of the boat.
17. . If you Huli a report must be submitted to the Safety Director.