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.
www.paddlersrealm.com Box 962, Palmer,Alaska 99645
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:
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
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
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!
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.
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