A high quality 3mm shock cord is securely fastened to the SpinPaddle. It is 24″ (610mm) with a SeaDog plastic clip on the end. The cord can be stretched to over one meter. The clip can be attached to the center bail, or ring, on the spinnaker pole, in case of accidental release of the SpinPaddle while in use. When the SpinPaddle is stowed in the boat the safety line can be attached in a convenient location to secure it if the boat capsizes.