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Intro to Kayaking Class July 13th

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INTRODUCTION TO KAYAKING CLASS

Tuesday July 13th, 2021               5:30p-9:30p     

An introduction to the fundamental elements of flat-water kayaking. Learn about different kayak designs, participate in equipment and safety discussions, and practice paddling and safety techniques on the water.  Students will have 2-2.5 hours of paddling time available in this program.

*Your class fee may be applied to the purchase price of a new kayak after completing the course.

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No previous kayaking or paddling experience required.

PARTICIPANTS MUST BE 14 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER

Students encouraged to bring their own kayaks. Bill & Paul's will have a limited number of demo kayaks available for use in 2021.

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We require a minimum of 4 students to hold the program and allow a maximum of 8 students per class with a student/instructor ratio of no more than 5:1.

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Location: Stoney Lakeside Park, Lowell, MI.

            

Intro 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.   Entering and Exiting the kayak
9.   Boat fit and Skirt use


Part II- On-Water activities
1.   Wet Exit Demo

2.   Kayak paddle strokes-Forward, Reverse, Sweeps, and Stops
3.   Solo and Tandem Rescue Demonstrations

4.   Kayak Roll recovery demonstration

5.   Debrief  

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