Basic Kayak introduces the novice to paddling a kayak in calm sheltered water.
Rescue techniques at this level incorporate the use of a paddling partner and it is essential for all Basic Kayak certified paddlers to travel on the water with others who have been trained in the techniques of assisted rescues.
Course length: 8 hours minimum.
Class ratio: 1 Instructor: 6 Participants
Location: Enclosed and sheltered with easy landing options immediately present. This course can be conducted in a pool.
Conditions: Wind calm (< 8 knots). Sea state calm to rippled.
What you may expect to learn from this Course:
Retrieving a swamped kayak
Lifting and carrying a kayak
Forward and reverse paddling
Forward and reverse sweep strokes