INTRODUCTION TO SEA KAYAKING

May 11, 25, June 22, 30, July 6, 27, August 3, 17,
September 14, October 12 - 2014

SAFETY COMPONENTS : 1. Equipment
  2. Techniques
  3. Knowledge & Judgment.


COURSE OUTLINE

9:30AM - 10:30AM: INTRODUCTION -
Components of Safety
  BASIC EQUIPMENT - Outfitted kayak - Appropriate clothing
10:30AM - 12:00AM TECHNIQUES - A. Proper fit
    B. Launch
    C. Safety discussion
   

D. Basic strokes review
            - Forward, Reverse, Stopping
            - Forward Sweep, Reverse Sweep
            - Draw
            - Low Brace

12:00AM - 1:30PM A. LUNCH  
  B. SAFETY EQUIPMENT DISCUSSION 1. Rescue: flares, strobe, glow sticks VHF radio,
    cellular/satellite phones
    2. Repair kit
    3. First aid kit
1:30PM - 5:00PM TECHNIQUES (Cont’d) A. Review assisted rescues
    B. Towing (assorted methods)
    C. Solo rescues - no aids (other than paddle)
                        - paddle float
                        - Eskimo roll (introduction)
    D. Knowledge & Judgment components
         Objective concerns: wind, water and weather conditions
         Subjective concerns: hunger, thirst, fatigue, hypothermia
Note: The content and sequence will be modified in response to weather & water conditions - and the ability of the participants.