Jumpstart Your Sea Kayaking
For those who have just recently started sea kayaking AND for those who haven’t done it, but want to try it out. This (approximately) three-hour introductory skills session is designed to give you the foundation skills that you need to make kayaking safe and fun.
We’ll cover proper technique for all the basic strokes, including forward, stopping, reverse, turning and moving sideways. We’ll also show you how to quickly get someone back in their boat if they should happen to fall out.
The training will include discussions about the kind of safety equipment you should carry, what to wear, and general safety issues. This class will definitely help you get off on the right foot in developing effective and efficient kayaking skills.
Don’t have a boat? No worries – rentals are available for an additional $20.00. Request one when you RSVP
One of my original objectives when starting Chesapeake Kayak Adventures was to offer members high quality kayak instructional courses at very reasonable prices. I searched high and low for the best way to do just that last year and finally found it in the form of a kindred spirit by the name of Rick Wiebush.
Rick is from Catonsville and runs Cross Currents Sea Kayaking. He is an American Canoe Association (ACA) Open Water Instructor and an Instructor Trainer (i.e. he trains people who want to be certified as ACA instructors).
Rick has been paddling for about 12 years and has been an instructor for six years. He is known as having a pretty laid back, patient and humorous approach to teaching, and is very passionate about helping people ramp up their skills.
There is a 4 person minimum for the class to take place with a 12 person maximum. The $50.00 course fee must be paid by debit or credit card at the time you sign up. The courses will take place rain or shine except in the most inclement conditions. If your plans change and you are unable to attend, credit will be given toward future course offerings.