This event was cancelled on Thu 07/18/2019, by Ryan Stowe for the following reason: Heat Advisory

Sea Kayak Lake Lesson Combo

Friday, Jul 19, 2019 (5:45 pm - 8:30 pm)

Leaders: Ryan Holley
Ryan Stowe

Event Information


Friday 6:00PM - 8:30PM Kayak/Sea Kayak Combo Lesson - July 19, 2019

(If another sea kayaker, leader, or instructor wish to team up or assist me, please email me. We could then open up to more participants.)

Please only sign up if you are certain you will show up. Otherwise, please leave room for others. Thank you.

Please meet at the Mendota Lodge in the Memorial Union promptly at 6:00PM. We will review the plan for the day. Please arrive promptly wearing a swimsuit and warm-when-wet clothing (no cotton) and water shoes or sandals that will stay on your feet when swimming. There may be an opportunity for the standard swim test after the lesson.


***Please bring sunscreen, a warm change of clothes and a towel, (please also eat well before arriving), and 1 liter or more of water to drink.

We will use sea kayaks for this Kayak/Sea Kayak Combo lesson.

In this lesson, we will learn the following.

(a) Boathouse and Lake Procedures and Rules

(b) Construction/Operation of Sea Kayaks

(c) How to efficiently hold the paddle and basic/intermediate paddling strokes to move the boat forwards, backwards, sideways (draw strokes), turning (sweep strokes), how use your hips/thighs to edge the boat to move the boat more efficiently (edging), and how to use your paddle to prevent capsize (bracing).

(d) How to exit the boat safely in the event of capsize (wet exit - you will get wet).

(e) How to upright your boat with assistance from a fellow paddler (the bow rescue - also called the Eskimo rescue).

(e) How to re-enter and empty water out of your boat with assistance from a fellow paddler (The T-rescue)

(g) Depending on the wind, we may likely paddle out beyond the mooring field.

Successfully completing this lesson will earn the following ratings.

1. Kayak Lake Rating

2. SK0 Rating for Sea Kayak

This lesson will prepare you to enjoy many sea kayak trips and introductory white water trips.

See you Friday!

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