Learn to Roll Your Kayak

The Greenville Sea Kayakers
The Greenville Sea Kayakers
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Sunday, June 20, 2021
10:00 AM
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Note date changed to June 21!
Learning to roll your kayak can be fun or frustrating. But rolling is the fastest way to self-rescue from a capsize! It's an essential skill for paddling in some conditions.

This may be your first attempt at rolling... or perhaps you have a "sometimes" roll and want to get it working better. This class uses a progression of no-stress exercises to train your body and your mind what to do when you are upside down. There are several types of basic kayak rolls. We'll try to figure out which will work best for you. Students will start to roll when they feel ready.

Prerequisite: You must be comfortable with wet exits. You need to have a snug fit in your kayak, and a well-fitting sprayskirt. You may need to add hip pads to your kayak. Contact us to discuss.

Bring a spray skirt fitted to your body and your kayak (neoprene is best), a dive mask or nose plugs. Swim goggles recommended. Bring lunch. We strongly advise that you learn self-rescue & assisted rescue techniques before learning to roll. You need to know what to do when your roll fails!
Class size is very limited to allow for plenty of one-on-one time. Clicking Yes on the Meetup event lets us know you want to attend, but you MUST prepay via Paypal or by check to be registered for the class. Contact Al and Janie Butcher at [masked] for info or to register.

Cost is $50.00. Participants must be vaccinated for Covid 19, due to close contact in rolling. Al and Janie Butcher are ACA certified sea kayaking instructors with a Rolling endorsement.

Proceeds from this class are donated to Upstate Forever for the conservation of our waterways and natural resources.