Sit On Top
The use of Sit on Tops is one of the fastest growing areas of paddlesport. The stability and ease of use have made it accessible and attractive to a wide range of people, young and old. The ability to sit on rather than in removes some of the fear of capsize and the ability to travel some distance with less technique allows the paddler to get places early on in their learning. This can be advantage but also a disadvantage in that it enables the unwary to venture to places that might be beyond their level of experience and skill.
While many participants of the sport undertake plenty of training and carry all the relevant safety equipment, there has been an increase in the number of people that do not have any previous experience using Sit on Tops to try out the sport for the first time. Prospective Sit on Top participants should ensure they are suitably equipped and experienced before venturing out and the best way to do so is through attending training by an Approved Paddesport Provider.