Incident Management, Rescues and Towing - 2019

Sea Kayaking Course

Incident Management, Rescues and Towing

The student will learn to how to assess and implement action plans involving different Incident management scenarios.

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Leader's notes

Incident Management, Rescues and Towing

This is an exciting clinic that will improve your abilities to deal with capsizes, dynamic rescues, problems along the way during a trip, and help build confidence as a paddler.  You will be expected to capsize and perform rescues.  You will be in the water (a lot) so dress warm!  First we will cover incident management, towing, and rescues in calm conditions, then advance to paddling in currents and eddies if available.

This clinic emphasizes "challenge by choice".  You will be able to opt out of anything you aren't comfortable doing.  Everyone has fun!  We will start out slow and build throughout the event.

Must be a mountaineers member.

There is no cost for the clinic. 



Incident Management, Rescues and Towing

Course Requirements
Course Activity Date Availability Leader
Rescues and Towing
Blake Island
Fri, Oct 4, 2019
Registration closed Oct 3
0 participants
0 instructors
Required Equipment




These eight essentials plus The Ten Essentials are required on all sea kayaking trips.  All but the whistle and clothing should be provided with any kayak rental.

  1. Floatation in both ends of the kayak
  2. U.S. Coast Guard approved Personal Flotation Device (PFD)
  3. Paddle
  4. Spray skirt
  5. Bilge pump with floatation
  6. Self-rescue paddle float
  7. Waterproof whistle
  8. Appropriate clothing for the conditions encountered seasonally

Sea Kayak with perimeter deck lines and sealed front and rear hatches (flotation).  Coast Guard approved PFD with attached whistle.  Paddle that floats.  Properly fitting spray skirt,  Dry suit is mandatory,  Helmet is mandatory.  Spare clothes in dry bag, lunch and water, and plenty of snacks for on-water. 

Highly recommend gloves, if you have a repair kit bring it.  A tow system is needed (short and long tow).   If you paddle with a spare paddle bring it.

I encourage people to bring what they might need paddling in a remote area.  That way we can assess your kits and make recommendations.  Items to think about are first aid kits, signaling kits, spare clothes kit, and boat repair kits.





Course Materials

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