KAYAKING 101: The 2 questions ALL kayakers must answer

  1. Should I be out here paddling today and how do I know that?
  2. If yes to above, then do I have a solution for when things do not go as expected.

Kayaking is not like Power Boating. There is a very high probability that you or a partner WILL capsize at some point. You do not just hop out of your car and climb on the boat good to go. To have maximum FUN, we need to know how and why things happen ON and IN the water.

DRY LAND: 

1) PEOPLE
   – Self assessment
   – Communication
  – Core concepts of paddling technique
  – Incident Management and Rescue Priorities

2) ENVIRONMENT
   Wind, water, weather and waves
  – Hazard identification and AVOIDANCE
  – HYPO/HYPERTHERMIA

3) GEAR
  – Boat and Paddle design
  – PFDs
  – Clothing
– Throw ropes

ON WATER:

  1. Boat handling basics
  2. Rescue Strategies and Techniques
  3. Incident debriefing


Kayaking 101 for sea kayakers/flatwater paddlers
May 9th, 9am – 1pm Dexter-Huron Metropark. – Private Group  Register Now with password

Kayaking 101 for sea kayakers/flatwater paddlers June 4th, 10am – 3pm Lansing. Register Now

Kayaking 101 for sea kayakers/flatwater paddlers June25th, 10am – 3pm Detroit Area TBD. Register Now