Basic Safety & Rescue Course for Kayakers!
Sat, Apr 27, 2019 at 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Shem Creek Boat Landing - Mt. Pleasant, SC
Kayaking is a fun sport and wonderful exercise that can be enjoyed by everyone - from children to advanced retirees. Many people buy a kayak, jump on the water, and think they are ready to go. But.... in the event of capsize do you know how to get back in your boat? Are you confident you can help your friend? Are you sure??? If you have never taken a safety course (or feel you need to brush up on your safety skills) this basic safety and rescue course is a MUST DO for any kayaker - regardless of paddling experience. We will meet at the Shem Creek boat landing and head out to a sheltered area of the harbor to practice. This class will have a maximum ratio of 4:1 student to instructor so you will be sure to receive very personal instruction. Topics covered include: -How to wet exit a kayak -Self rescue (various styles - with and without a paddle float) -Assisted rescues (various styles) -Towing techniques What you need to bring: -Sunscreen -Hat -Shoes you don't mind getting wet (no flip flops please - they need to stay on your feet when you are in the water). -Clothing that is appropriate for the weather - remember NO COTTON - it holds water and gets very heavy. Synthetic clothing is the best. -A water bottle -A towel and change of clothes for the ride home. You WILL get wet during this class! -A sense of adventure - this is a fun one! The price for this 3 hour course is $40 - you will need to bring your kayak, spray skirt and paddle. We will provide demo paddle floats and tow ropes. If you do not own your own equipment full rental packages are available for an additional $35. If you have any additional questions about this course please email Kendra at firstname.lastname@example.org or text (or call) 843-834-0064. I look forward to seeing you on the water! Kendra Tuck KSKayaks.com 843-834-0064 ****Please provide your email address, cell phone number, and what type of kayak you will be bringing (or if you need a rental) to the class once you RSVP. Please send this information to email@example.com or text it to Kendra at 843-834-0064.