River signals recap – Traffic lights

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choo chooStop

Stopping: “Talk to the hand.” Hand outstretched, palm flat, “Stop.” There are other “Stop” signals that some groups use: Crossed hands, like a scull and crossbones, or paddle horizontal above head, but we are choosing this “palm outstretched” one. When you see this, stop in an eddy. Preferably upstream of the person giving the signal. An alternative: see “Eddy out” signal.

Going: “Choo Chooooo” signal means “Safe / come on everyone!/Lets go!” Nevertheless, you are still allowed to give each other room, however funny a boat-jam might be.

For getting people to go one-at-a-time, try pointing at the person you want to go, and then point where you want them to go.

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