Open Sea Kayak paddling practice:
The Nashua B&G Club pool will be open for sea kayak practice for up to 12 boats/participants.
Training: Training Session one and two:
These sessions will be devoted to a review for those who have done a wet exit in a sea kayak with spray skirt and mandatory for participants that have not done a wet exit wearing a spray skirt. Following the kayak wet exit session for the new folks we will begin the process of training or practicing depending upon your current rescue skills and ability. Depending on time available priority will be given to learning how to do an assisted sea kayak rescue (T Rescue) Each participant will alternate as (First) the rescuer and (Second) the victim. For this training to be successful all participants will need to provide the following equipment (A demo boat may be available EMS/REI/ Charles River also rent sea kayaks) either your own, rented or borrowed: - sea kayak with bulkheads fore and aft with a cockpit opening suitable for a spray skirt. - PFD - Spray Skirt - (shorty wet suit if you become cold in tepid pool water) Time remaining will be devoted to self rescues.as follows - These rescue procedures will be our mantra and practiced throughout the spring/summer outdoor development program.
If you are serious about sea kayaking especially if you paddle alone you will want to purchase your own Paddle Float and Hand Pump. I can provide this equipment for the first training sessions.
You do not have to be a current AMC member to participate but we encourage you to join. All participants will be required to sign the AMC waiver. The fee for pool sessions is $18 practice and/or training. You can register on this meetup site but Payment is required in advance via the Merrimack Valley Paddlers Web Site at:
http://mvpclub.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=93&Itemid=65 MVP Activities (http://mvpclub.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=93&Itemid=65)
After you have submitted your payment on the MVP web site you will be moved from the waiting list to the going list.