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Rec Kayaking Class

August 3 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until September 20, 2021

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The purpose for this training is to provide education and guidance, specific for the recreational kayaker. Intended for those new to kayaking, and/or who have recently purchased a recreational kayak. Topics addressed will consist of basic paddling skills, safety, and understanding your vessel’s abilities and limitations.  Participants should provide their own rec yak, paddle, and PFD. If requested, a PFD and paddle will be provided to you. This 3-hour long class will be split between land and water instruction. Location will be announced prior to event, will either be located on a quiet lake, or beginner friendly river (depending on water conditions) near the West Bend area.

Information and topics covered:

On-land Discussions:

  1. Understanding what is a recreational kayak. (Design features, construction, abilities and limitations).
  2. Choosing a paddle for your kayak.
  3. Selecting the proper life-vest.
  4. How to plan your paddle adventure. Paddling with others.
  5. Methods to transport your kayak – on the road and manually.
  6. Proper body position and how to hold a paddle.

On water training:

  1. How water effects your kayak, getting a feel for the paddle environment.
  2. Ways to enter and exit your kayak from land/water.
  3. How do I steer this thing, and not run into others?
  4. How tippy is your yak?
  5. What happens when I fall out, and how do I get back in?
  6. My kayak is full of water, what now?
  7. Is there a hazard around the river bend?

Minimum class size – 2    Maximum class size – 5

Please ensure you dress properly for air and water temperatures, as you will get wet during this class. It is best to have a change of clothes and a towel to use after the class.

Cost $60/per person