Mrs. crawdad_flipper, and everyone else
This is a wonderful and safe sport, you just have to take the proper precautions have the right gear, use it and be ready. As you should in everything.
That offer always stands if you want to give it a try bOb....ski
Another note on safety, don't leave the boat if its still floating stay with it, if you can't right it, climp up onto to it anyway, better to get your core outa the water. You can even paddle it upside down, you do have your paddle leashed, right?
If you cant get in it hang on, for more floation and visiblity.
Whatever the reason I will be ready the next time I go in, and I know its not a matter of if, but when.