Update on Stand Up Paddleboard Transport Canada Regulations

At the spring 2015 National CMAC meetings in Ottawa, Transport Canada updated the Recreational Boating Standing Committee (and Paddle Canada) on the status of the SUP amendmends.  The status is still at consulting stage with Treasury Board.  Once complete it will then go to Canada Gazette Part I for 30 day public review and comment.  Date is yet to be determined of when that will be.

The proposed recommendations included some exclusions for SUP to carry PFD’s when operating in surf (park and play) zone (not navigatating from point a to point b), and provisions of SUP’s in the Small Vessel Regulations under Human Powered Craft (not presently listed).