Sea Kayaking Skills Series: Session 1
Session 1: Paddle Technique, Re-entries, and Rescues
This class is designed for those who are new to kayaking and for those who want to improve their paddling technique. The morning will focus on sea kayaking gear (boats, paddles, safety gear…) and paddling technique.
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.
On Land Topics Include:
Introduction to kayak equipment
- Safety gear
- Repair kits
On Water Topics Include:
- Low brace
- Stern rudder
Rescues & Re-entries
- Self Rescue
- Partner rescues
Included in the price:
- Gear to use for the day