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Learn kayak rescues
June 14, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
You have the skills to paddle your kayak around objects, can paddle hours on end, and aren’t worried about falling out of your kayak…….But, what happens when you do? How are you going to get back into your kayak if you are too far away from the shoreline? What happens when your paddle buddy falls in – and you don’t know what your next step is going to be? Need to be more proficient in your kayak abilities? This is the session for you !
In this session, we shall learn how to preform both self and assisted kayak rescues. You will learn, understand, and practice numerous ways to get back in your kayak, should you ever experience a wet exit. For the types of rescues which will be involved, please visit https://silentwake.com/your-skills-training/rescues/
Touring and sea kayaks are required for this class – if you are uncertain if your kayak fits into this category, please give us a call and inform us of the make and model of your kayak. Some recreational kayaks may work for this class – but it is much more proficient with kayaks suited for adequate on-water rescues. Since we will be in the water for majority of this session, you should be comfortable with getting wet and preforming wet exits.
Our location for this training will be within a quiet body of water, where your feet will be able to touch the bottom (for starting out), and then we shall move to deeper water when the comfort level increases. Located at Yahr park, this small lake has a sandy beach, two fishing piers, numerous picnic tables, clean bathrooms, and drinking water. The area surrounding the lake is mostly wooded and has a couple hiking trails. Located just a few miles outside West Bend, a hidden gem awaits. This park is part of the Washington County Parks system, and there is an entrance fee of $5. One may purchase a daily pass online https://www.washcoparks.com/parks/passes/daily_pass/purchase/ or a yearly sticker (which will get you into six county parks around West Bend) https://www.washcoparks.com/parks/passes/annual_pass/purchase/.
Maximum class size is 5. Kayaks and gear will be provided, if needed.
Please also register for this to ensure there is availability.
Three hour class – Cost $75