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Create & Share a Float Plan

The 4 W's of a Float Plan

Float Plan


While there are plenty of forms and resources available for creating a float plan, the shared essence of a proper float plan is very straightforward: to accurately document and share your planned itinerary for any paddling trip. For further background on the importance of a float plan, read The Float Plan: A Vital Paddling Tool.

As part of the ACA Safety Series, we included the 4 W's of a Float Plan. The 4 W's are:

  • WHO - Who will you be paddling with?
  • WHERE - Where will you put in and take out? Where is your route?
  • WHEN - When is your estimated launch and return?
  • WHAT TO DO - A plan for what to do if you don't return or check in as scheduled.

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