This class gives paddlers the fundamentals for paddling all types of kayaks in a fun and safe way. Students will learn essential safety skills and strokes. You will have the opportunity to learn how to “wet exit” (get out of your kayak safely). You’ll learn a bit about what kayaks work best for what conditions and other paddling best practices. This class is great for beginners but anyone who has never received formal instruction will benefit.
Course Covers: Safety gear, boat design/fit, forward stroke, reverse stroke, stopping, turning, sweep stroke, draw stroke, wet exit/self-rescue, and assisted rescue/T-rescue.
Participants must be at least 14 years old and meet the ACA eligibility requirements. Participants must bring the following required equipment: kayak (sit on top, recreational, and sea kayaks ok), paddle, and pfd (life jacket). Check our website for local rentals if necessary.
All classes are taught by ACA (American Canoe Association) certified instructors. Class size is limited with a 5:1 maximum student to teacher ratio. A minimum of 2 students must be registered at least 11 days before the class begins for the course to run. Classes are non-refundable unless class is canceled due to severe weather or minimum students not reached.
Registration is now open at http://www.paddleantrim.com/class4/