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Basics Of Coastal Kayaking

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Saturday June 26th, 2021     10:00a-4:00p    Duck Lake State Park

This is a course designed for new or developing kayakers who want to paddle away from shore or for fitness as well as fun. This 6 hour class will aid in negotiating wind and waves, introduce advanced boat control, and improve your off-shore safety skills.

Some prior kayaking experience highly recommened.

PARTICIPANTS MUST BE 14 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER and HAVE A KAYAK WITH 2 BULKHEADS AND A SPRAY SKIRT

We require a minimum of 4 students to hold the program and allow a maximum of 6 students per class with a student/instructor ratio of no more than 3:1.

Class Outline

Part I - On-land activities
1.   Welcome paperwork, policies

2.   Kayaking Environments in Michigan
3.   Hypothermia, Cold Shock, Hyperthermia
4.   Dressing for Success-Clothing for Kayaking
5.   Accessories and Safety Equipment
6.   The Big 3-Kayaks, Paddles, and PFD's
7.   Paddle set-up and use
8.   Boat fit and Skirt use


Part II- On-Water activities
1.   Entering/Exiting Your Kayak

2.   Wet Exit Demo and Practice

3.   Kayak paddle strokes-Forward, Reverse, Sweeps, and Stops
4.   Solo and 2-person In-Water Rescues

BREAK FOR LUNCH 

Part III- On-Water activities

1.   Edging and Leaning

2.   Hip Snap Development

3.   Bracing Stroke Development
4.   Putting it all together

5.   Debrief  

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