Sea Kayak Instruction Day - Advanced Beginner Level

  • June 15, 2013 · 9:00 AM
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This will be a one day (Saturday, June 15, 2013) sea kayak  class for advanced beginners (people with some sea kayak experience,i.e.-day trip experience, wishing to solidify their skills and confidence). See the following for more course content :http://www.bcu.org.uk/tests-and-awards/bcu-1-to-3-star-tests/.    Absolute beginners should NOT sign up for this class.

This class will require a kayak with full kit including drysuit and helmet.  Drysuits can be rented from the instructing agency :

CONTACT RYAN COLLINS DIRECTLY AS YOU DO NOT HAVE A RESERVED SPOT IN THIS CLASS UNTIL YOU HAVE PAID THE APPROPRIATE FEE.

Ryan Collins
Paddlers' Realm
www.paddlersrealm.com                                                                                            Box 962, Palmer,Alaska                                                                                       99645

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This day class will cost:  $100 (participant supplies all gear).

$150 W/ kayak & kayak gear rental.

$175 W/ dry suit, kayak & kayak gear rental

Contact Ryan Collins at Paddler's Realm for equipment and drysuit rental.

The class will be held in one of the Portage Valley Ponds (exact location TBD).

A second class on Sunday, June 16 will be added if there is sufficient interest.

All participants must print out, fill out and mail the following to Ryan Collins:

Paddlers’ Realm Gear List for Instructional Session

Drysuits and booties, PFD, spray skirt, paddle, and properly outfitted kayak are all required for our session.  Paddlers’ Realm can provide all of the above.  Height and weight as well as shoe size are necessary for a properly fitting kayak, dry suit and booties.
What you should bring:
Attire: 
Synthetic layers are best,  ie. Thick fleece-top and bottoms for insulation from cold water, wool, polypropylene, capilene… layers to wick moisture away from skin and allow you flexibility to adjust for the conditions
NO COTTON
Warm, thick socks
Brimmed hat for sun and rain protection
Hat for warmth (wool/fleece hat that covers your ears)
A change of clothes to be left in your car for when you return
Pack a lunch and snacks, thermos if you’d like a warm drink.
Towel to dry off at lunch and after the session
Other Considerations:
I highly suggest a nose clip and some ear plugs.  I use the silicone ear plugs, which can be purchased at most grocery stores, usually located near the Dramamine….you don’t need to spend a lot of money on these things!
Water bottle
camera
sun glasses
sun screen
any and all necessary medication
any other personal items that will make your day on the water as comfortable as possible.
We will paddle rain or shine.  Wind is what can cause us to postpone, move or cancel a session.  The more prepared you are the more comfortable you will be. 
If anyone is wondering what they can do to prepare for this day one suggestion is work on flexibility as rotation is one of the key concepts that underlie all strokes and maneuvers.
I look forward to our day together.
Ryan

 

Paddlers’ Realm
CONFIDENTIAL HEALTH QUESTIONNAIRE

Paddlers’ Realm is requesting this information to help provide for better first aid and emergency medical care, should that be necessary. This information is considered confidential until then.

Name:                                 Date:             


Height: ___________    Weight: __________    Shoe size: ____________   
Age: _____________
Do you wear a medic-alert tag?    yes    no
If so, for what condition(s) ?    
Do you have an allergic reaction to any drugs, foods, insects, and other substances?        yes    no
If so., what ?    

List any major food dislikes?________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________

Are you hypoglycemic ?        yes    no

Are you diabetic ?        yes    no

Have you ever had a heart attack or angina?        yes    no

Do you have high blood pressure or other heart condition?        yes    no

Do you have hemophilia?        yes    no

Have you ever had a lung disease?        yes    no

Do you have disabilities of back, hips, shoulders, knees or ankles?        yes    no

When you walk for one mile at an average pace (12-20 minutes) would you get        yes    no
out of breath, have chest or leg pains or get muscle fatigue?

Do you have a communicable or auto-immune diseases?        yes    no

Are you presently taking any prescription medication?        yes    no

Are you presently under the care of physician?        yes    no
If so, for what condition (s)?    

Is there anything else we should know about your physical or emotional        yes    no
condition?    
In case of emergency, please notify:

Name                                

Telephone Numbers    (day)                      (eve)

 

 


Paddlers’ Realm LLC
RELEASE OF LIABILITY -- READ BEFORE SIGNING

In consideration of being allowed to participate in any way in Paddlers’ Realm LLC and Paddlers’ Realm LLC programs, and its related events and activities, I,                 _____, the undersigned, acknowledge, appreciate, and agree that:

The risk of injury from the activities involved in this paddling program is significant, including the potential for permanent paralysis and death, and while particular skills, equipment, and personal discipline may reduce this risk, the risk of serious injury does exist; and,
I KNOWINGLY AND FREELY ASSUME ALL SUCH RISKS, both known and unknown, EVEN IF ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES or others, and assume full responsibility for my participation; and,
I willingly agree to comply with the stated and customary terms and conditions for participation.  If, however, I observe any unusual significant hazard during my presence or participation, I will remove myself from participation and bring such to the attention of the Company immediately;  and,
I, for myself and on behalf of my heirs, assigns, personal representatives and next of kin, HEREBY  RELEASE, INDEMNIFY, AND HOLD HARMLESS Paddlers’ Realm  LLC their officers, officials, agents and/or employees, other participants, sponsoring agencies, sponsors, advertisers, and, if applicable, owners and lessors of premises used for the activity ("Releasees"), WITH RESPECT TO ANY AND ALL INJURY, DISABILITY, DEATH, or loss or damage to person or property associated with my presence or participation, WHETHER ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES OR OTHERWISE, to the fullest extent permitted by law.

I HAVE READ THIS RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK AGREEMENT , FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS TERMS, UNDERSTAND THAT I HAVE GIVEN UP SUBSTANTIAL RIGHTS BY SIGNING IT, AND SIGN IT FREELY AND VOLUNTARILY WITHOUT ANY INDUCEMENT.

x________________________________     Age:       __              Date Signed: ________________                           
PARTICIPANT'S SIGNATURE

FOR PARENTS/GUARDIANS OF PARTICIPANTS OF MINORITY AGE
(UNDER AGE 18 AT TIME OF REGISTRATION)
This is to certify that I, as parent/guardian with legal responsibility for this participant, do consent and agree to his/her release as provided above of all the Releasees, and, for myself, my child and our heirs, assigns, and next of kin, I release and agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Releasees from any and all liabilities incident to my minor child's involvement or participation in these programs as provided above, EVEN IF ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES, to the fullest extent permitted by law.
x_________________________  ________________________      Date Signed: ___________                           
PARENT/GUARDIAN'S SIGNATURE      (print name)

 

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  • Trish M.

    Hi had a great time at the class. Ryan did a great class and learned a lot - thank you. Great location too & I didn't think the bugs were too bad either.

    June 18, 2013

  • Ned L.

    I didn't think that the bugs were that bad. i sure find them to be bad in Anchorage,i.e. - Campbell Tract & Kincaid Park. But, I suggest a bug tent, just in case.

    June 18, 2013

    • Julie

      Thanks...have a screen tent and bug dope (which I don't like to use).

      June 18, 2013

  • Julie

    Just curious, how bad were the bugs? We have Dutch oven cooking at camping this weekend at Williwaw so wondering if they are as bad there as everywhere else?

    June 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Moderately bad. Thermacell and bug tent made it tolerable.

      June 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent instructors, good setting for skill-building, and glad to meet and get to know other paddlers. A good time! Looking forward to more instruction with Ryan and Levi!

    June 16, 2013

  • Sylvia M.

    FABULOUS!!..Ryan and Levi are incredibly experienced and get IT across..They are very patient and supportive....... Any of you that were thinking of taking this a decided not to-- you really missed out!!

    June 15, 2013

  • Trish M.

    I'll be heading down Friday to camp at the RV park. Be there Friday and Saturday. Looks like nice weather! :)

    June 13, 2013

  • John M.

    Dasha and I will camp Sat night (probably at the class site if possible) and on Sunday paddle out of Whittier to Decision Pt. and spend the night there. If we have time we will head toward Blackstone Glacier. We will get a water taxi to pick us up on Monday and return to Whittier.

    June 13, 2013

  • Ned L.

    Margaret & I will be camping both Friday and Sat nights at the camp area associated with the class at mile 1.7 of the Portage Valley Rd.

    June 13, 2013

    • Matt Sea K.

      I drove down today. The RV park is nice, and easy to find.

      June 13, 2013

  • JuliaB

    Anyone interested in camping the night before and/or after the kayak event, with a possible hike or bike trip included? a shame to waste this beautiful weather by staying in town!

    June 13, 2013

  • Maria

    Spoke with Ryan yesterday and signed up with him

    June 12, 2013

  • John M.

    Need form in PDF format, won't print properly off this webpage. Otherwise have blanks Sat morning and I'll fill it out there.

    June 12, 2013

  • Ned L.

    The meeting place / class site is on the right 1.7 miles in on the Portage Valley Rd. from the railroad tracks. Look for a blue sign.

    June 11, 2013

  • Sasha

    Ned,
    Where exactly are we meeting? The map provided is rather useless. Is it the parking lot just before the tunnel?
    Thanks!

    Sasha

    June 11, 2013

  • Ned L.

    Meet time at 9:00 am Finish up around 5:00
    Optional 2nd day either more work in the pond or heading over to Whittier for an instructional day trip. Same pricing as day 1 Portage RV park and cabins directions: We are only 50 miles from Anchorage, just about an hour. Take the Seward Highway
    south, just past the Alaska Wildlife and Conservation Center / Big Game Alaska, to Portage Glacier Road (milepost 79.8) turn east, and we are 1.7 miles down the road on your right. Look for the blue sign. Camping available $10/person, $15 per tent if sharing tents, Rv hook up, cabins sleeping up to 4, $59.00 -usually 79.00/night, but a deal for the meet up group! Dry suits available, but need information forms filled out and returned for those wanting a suit who have not done so yet. $100 for instruction, $45 for dry suit, $30 for the boat Let me know if there is anything I missed.
    Thanks,
    Ryan

    June 11, 2013

  • Ned L.

    Paddlers Realm (Ryan Collins) has camping with showers in Portage Valley. I'll let you know the details when I have them.

    June 10, 2013

    • Matt Sea K.

      I was planning on camping somewhere in portage, either Friday or Saturday. It would be fun to have a fire and BBQ!

      June 10, 2013

  • Ned L.

    If you are going to need a dry-suit or a kayak & gear, you should contact Ryan, asap. Also, if you think that you will want a second day of instruction, contact Ryan asap.

    June 10, 2013

  • Ned L.

    I'll get the exact mileage for the Portage Rd, where we will be doing the class.

    June 9, 2013

  • Ned L.

    Here is an excellent article about cold water shock that I recommend:
    http://www.seakayakermag.com/2008/Feb08/cold-shock.htm

    June 3, 2013

  • Ned L.

    If you hav'nt sent in your $100 for the class to Ryan Collins, then get with it as I will delete anyone not having paid by May 15.

    April 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have a scheduling conflict but would join a class on the 16th if one is added.

    April 17, 2013

  • Maria

    I'm interested and will contact Ryan to pay.

    March 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry--schedule conflict. i'll have to drop out. Have fun!

    February 22, 2013

  • Ned L.

    This a reminder that there is a 7pm get-together with Ryan Collins, the instructor, at Ned's place -4101 E. 84th Ave. 99507, tonight.

    January 8, 2013

  • Ned L.

    Just a reminder that you must pay the $100 class fee in order to
    reserve your spot in the class. If you can't be at the meeting to pay Ryan Collins directly, please mail a check written to him to me address : 4101 E. 84th Ave. Anchorage[masked]

    December 28, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be out of town for the January meeting, but I'd still like to do the class.

    December 28, 2012

  • Ned L.

    Please contact Ryan Collins as indicated above in the description for questions about qualifications of the instructor. And as per above kayak rental with all pertinent kayak gear is available at the listed price. I was told that he can provide dry suits for $25 or so for the day.

    December 4, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can I find out more info on the instructor quals safety? Is all gear provided?

    December 4, 2012

  • Ted A.

    I will be visiting PA relatives.

    December 4, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Spoke with Ryan today, looking forward to it!

    November 30, 2012

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