Re: [seakayaking-35] Really basic kayak safety skills training

From: Saul_K
Sent on: Wednesday, April 7, 2010 10:09 AM
I'll get something posted in the next few days.

Thank you Donna for getting me a good listing of drysuit rental prices at
various locations.

I will need to phone my assistants to find out who is available to help
teach on days that I will be in town as well as make sure that the new
assistants that need training can make it.

As Bob always says, "you will be wet and in the water in this class" So
you'll need to be mentally and physically prepared for time in the water.
that means a drysuit. If you're in a wetsuit, be prepared to get cold. If
you're in jeans, you'll get to watch. I have one loaner drysuit for
someone over 6 feet tall and about 165 lbs (yes, I used to be a lot leaner
;-)

I'm way behind at work after being sick, so I can't do the posting until
probably Friday or Saturday. I thank those of you that brought by soup or
offered to, it was really appreciated.

Thanks everyone, see you on the water soon.

Saul


>  Hello Saul,
> I have joined you on a few of your meetups and would very much enjoy a
> class.  I am looking forward to this.
> Thank you for your continued generosity.
>  From Michelle I Koven
>
>    From: Saul
> To: [address removed]
> Sent: Tue, April 6,[masked]:26:27 PM
> Subject: [seakayaking-35] Really basic kayak safety skills training
>
> With all of the postings regarding safety skills training for our general
> members. I think that we should get something going within the next month
> or so. This course would be a good very basic skills session to give you a
> foundation to be able to learn more in a more advanced course. I expect
> that many of our assistant organizers would also benefit from either
> taking the course or helping instruct it.
>
> I can address what I usually address, which is a fairly limited repetoire
> of skills related to bracing, moving and directionally controlling the
> boat, self rescues and  assisted rescues. Most years I don't start doing
> this until the water warms up since people don't seem to learn very much
> unless they get in the water and when it is cold they don't get in the
> water very much. this year I am seeing so many postings that I think we
> could start earlier.
>
> While I can provide the kayaks, and other gear and rope in a few people to
> assist with instruction, I only have one loaner drysuit and if we do this
> class before June, drysuits are critical, Wetsuits work so so for those of
> you that can tolerate cold well.
> So if someone can put together a listing of where they can be rented and
> what the cost is and email it to me, I'll post up a training session for
> the month of May.
> [address removed]
>
> The format will be:
> A weekend day for about 24 people:
> People will rent their own drysuits and bring them to the session
> I will bring about 12 kayaks, mostly singles.
> We will practice self rescue on dry  land.
> Then we will practice various strokes on the water.
> Then braces
> Then capsize and self rescue
> Then assisted rescues
> Then rotate the second group into the water while the first group thaws
> out.
>
> It should be a fun and good learning experience
>
> Saul
>
> Saul Kinderis
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