Sunshine Splash News

LOF's Orlando based event directly enables men and women with physical disabilities to use adaptive equipment to partake in recreational water sporting challenge, no experience necessary. This event is designed to develop peer networking, facilitate holistic healing, promote healthy lifestyles, and build...

Lake to Lake – 10 Mile Hand Cycling Route

Lake to Lake – 10 Mile Hand Cycling Route Mile Marker           Directions / Notes 0 mi                             Head northeast on River Rd 2.14 mi                        Bear left at stop sign 3.86 mi                        Left at stop sign, over rt. 84 and stay right 4.41 mi                        Left turn onto Hollow Swamp Rd 4.95 mi                        Turn right on Rt 172 (South Britain Rd.) 5.36 mi                        At traffic light turn right onto Main St. South 6.31 mi                        Bear left over Rt. 84 to stop sign 6.37 mi                        At stop sign turn right to River Rd. 8.11 mi                        Stay right (do not go over bridge) on River Rd. 10.26 mi                      Shepaug Dam Recreational Area Click Here for a PDF of Map and Directions. Click Here to Download GPS...
1 Day Boating & PWC Course

1 Day Boating & PWC Course

Click here to download Registration Form Once a year, LOF Adaptive Skiers hosts a 1 day Connecticut Safe Boating and Personal Water Craft course for individuals wishing to obtain a CT Safe Boating Certificate required by the CT DEEP to operate a boat or personal watercraft in the state. The course is taught by certified US Coast Guard Auxiliary Instructors and covers: Introduction to Boating – Types of power boats; sailboats; outboards; paddle boats; houseboats; different uses of boats; various power boating engines; jet drives; family boating basics. Boating Law – Boat registration; boating regulation; hull identification number; required boat safety equipment; operating safely and reporting accidents; protecting the marine environment; Federal boat law; state boating laws; personal watercraft requirements. Boat Safety Equipment –Personal flotation devices (“life jackets”); fire extinguishers; sound-producing devices; visual-distress signals; dock lines and rope; first aid kit; anchors and anchor lines; other boating safety equipment. Safe Boating – Bow riding; alcohol and drug abuse; entering, loading, and trimming a boat; fueling portable and permanent tanks; steering with a tiller and a wheel; docking, undocking and mooring; knots; filing a float plan; checking equipment, fuel, weather and tides; using charts; choosing and using an anchor; safe PWC handling; general water safety. Navigation – The U.S. Aids to Navigation system; types of buoys and beacons; navigation rules (sometimes referred to as right-of-way rules); avoiding collisions; sound signals; PWC “tunnel vision.” Boating Problems – Hypothermia; boating accidents and rescues; man overboard recovery; capsizing; running aground; river hazards; strainers: emergency radio calls; engine problems; equipment failures; carbon monoxide (CO); other boating and PWC problems. Trailering, Storing and Protecting Your Boat – Types...