Sea Kayaking Course

Basic Sea Kayaking Course

Basic Sea Kayaking Course Equivalency - Everett

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COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers course.

This "course" is a listing for all participants that have earned or are in the process of earning their Basic Course Equivalency Badge.

The equivalency process is, in summary, an evaluation of the requester by two current Everett Sea Kayak Leaders. At this time they will be requested to demonstrate a number of basic skills on the water with their boat and equipment.  Once this is successfully completed they will be required to complete an appropriate student paddle.  Upon successful completion of the paddle the leaders involved will decide whether to grant an equivalency badge.

The full process is explained in detail and will be posted soon in the course materials tab below (TBD as of 7-13-17).

Questions: Contact Bill Coady 541-880-8222 or billcoady@outlook.com

 

 

Badges you will earn:

Course Requirements

This course has no scheduled activities.

Roster
Required Equipment

It is assumed that the requester has the complete compliment of equipment, or access to said equipment.

 

Course Materials
Name/Description
Kayak Trip Rating Chart

Kayak Transportation Information-Tie Down, Etc.

A Paddling Emergency Ditch Kit

article published on paddlinglight.com by Bryan Hansel

Safety Presentation

Presentation from 4/13/17 Course Lecture

Vessel Traffic Service Puget Sound User Manual

Contains detailed information about how and when to report to the Vessel Traffic Service Puget Sound (VTSPS) before, during, and after any travel through the VTSPS area. This information applies to sea kayakers. The Vessel Traffic Service Puget Sound facilitates “the safe and efficient transit of vessel traffic to assist in the prevention of collisions or groundings that could cost lives, property damage, or subject the waters of this beautiful area to environmental harm... Many regulations contained herein are applicable to all vessels, no matter the size, operating in the Vessel Traffic Service Puget Sound Area. While certain regulations are applicable only to vessels of certain length, tonnage, and/or engaged in certain specific activities, it is incumbent upon the operator of any vessel in this area to be familiar with the regulations for the particular type vessel being operated.“

Code of the Responsible Sea Kayaker

Kayak Features_Materials_Summary

Summary of terms, discussion of materials, review of types and topics to consider when buying a kayak.

U.S. Chart Number 1 (Chart Symbols)

U.S. Chart No. 1 describes the symbols, abbreviations, and terms used on nautical charts. Use this link to download Chart Number 1 as a PDF or to find a printed version.

NOAA Chart Locator

Use this link to the Office of Coast Survey to find the Chart Locator. From there, chose the option for paper and select the chart you want. Options available include view, buy, and PDF. The buy option will take you to a list of registered Print On Demand (POD) agents. We recommend Frugal Navigator (www.frugalnavigator.com) for POD.

NOAA Tide Predictions

Use this link to access tide predictions charts and tables.

NOAA Current Predictions

Use this link to access NOAA current prediction charts and tables.

NOAA Marine Weather Seattle

Marine Zone Forecast for the northern and central Washington coastal and inland waters. Also provides a clickable map for more detailed area “pinpoint” forecasts but don’t forget the bigger picture in the zone for the overall region.

Heal In Re-Entry Video

Everett Mountaineers Sea Kayaking: Heal In Re-Entry Video. Dan Hale Photography 2015

Assisted Rescue Video

Everett Mountaineers Sea Kayaking: Assisted Rescue Video. Dan Hale Photography 2015

Hand of God Rescue Video

Everett Mountaineers Sea Kayaking Video: Hand of God Rescue. Dan Hale Photography 2015

Hang On to Your Paddle Video

Everett Mountaineers Sea Kayaking: Hang on to your paddle Video. Dan Hale Photography 2015

Kayak Bow Rescue Video

Everett Mountaineers Sea Kayaking: Bow Rescue Video. Dan Hale Photography 2015

Cold Water Safety

Currents Worksheet

Followership Presentation 2019

Student Manual 2019

Leave No Trace Presentation 2019

Apps and Kayaking

VHF Radios and Safety 101 for Sea Kayakers

Case study on the importance of reliable communication options for sea kayakers.