Sea Kayaking Skills Series: Session 2
From the lake to the ocean…Re-entries, Rescues, and Towing
This session includes learning how to self-rescue, rescue your friends and how to tow a tired paddler.
In order to safely paddle on tidal waters it is imperative for your safety and the safety of your friends that you know how to re-enter your boat and help them re-enter theirs. Good paddle technique will reduce the chances of capsizing significantly. However, it does happen and when it does you need to get into your boat efficiently and quickly.
First lesson is the wet exit. How to get out of your boat if you find yourself upside-down. From there, using several techniques and rescue gear we will practice several methods for self-rescue. Following that will will work in pairs on assisted rescue. Our final lesson is learning how to tow a tired or incapacitated paddler.
Learning these techniques will bolster your self confidence and open up a world of paddling on tidal waters.
Included in the class:
- Sea kayaks, paddles, spray skirts, lifejackets
- Rescue gear
- Snacks & hot drinks