Originally posted on the Deep Cove SUP blog by Mike Darbyshire on 5/4/12. Mike is sponsored by Nikki Rekman Sales, Werner Paddles and Kokatat.
Check out the recent statement from Transport Canada regarding PFD usage for Stand Up Paddleboards.
While it is nothing groundbreaking it does show that they have been hearing the requests for specific rules and are beginning to make some changes.
David Johnston does a great job summing up the article on his website.
He makes an excellent point that I have to agree with, when he says, "They have a hard enough time trying to convince everybody just to bring a PFD (let alone wear it) when in a boat that it really confuses the message to say it’s ok for one type of vessel but not the other".
We'll see if any more changes are made by Transport Canada but I have a feeling that this is where the regulation changes will stop regarding Stand Up Paddleboards and Transport Canada.