Introduction to Kayaking introduces the novice to paddling a kayak in calm sheltered water.
Rescue techniques at this level incorporate the use of a paddling partner and it is essential for all Introduction to Kayaking certified paddlers to travel on the water with others who have been trained in the techniques of assisted rescues.
8 hours minimum.
1 instructor: 6 participants.
Enclosed and sheltered with easy landing options immediately present.
This course can be conducted in a pool.
Wind calm (< 8 knots) Sea state calm to rippled.
Activities focus on individual safety and comfortable paddling along a calm shoreline. While there is a great deal to learn at this level, the activities should concentrate on personal progress and an awareness of the need for future learning. Paddlers should leave the course encouraged to continue their learning and aware of their individual limitations.