Basic Sea Kayaking Course - Olympia - 2019

Sea Kayaking Course

Basic Sea Kayaking Course

Basic Sea Kayaking Course - Olympia

The course provides a basic introduction to Sea Kayaking and graduation from the course permits members to sign up for Mountaineer Sea Kayak trips with any Branch. No prior knowledge or experience is required. All instruction will be in single sea kayaks. If you do not own a kayak, rentals will be available. The course will be limited to 24 people. Please note the dates carefully and confirm that your schedule will permit you to attend all the sessions. There will be no opportunity to make up missed sessions. Sea kayaking, and the course, involve a level of strength, flexibility and endurance possessed by most physically active individuals. Students who do not own or have access to a kayak and required equipment will be required to rent on three occasions: Open water session, wet paddle and one additional Club sponsored trip. Kayaks will be provided for the pool session. You may also have other expenses for appropriate clothing and equipment.

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Course Requirements
Course Activity Date Availability Leader
Classroom Session 1
Olympia Friends Meeting House
Thu, Apr 30, 2020
Registration closes Apr 29
20 participants
13 instructors
Pool Session
Evergreen State College
Sun, May 3, 2020
Registration closes May 2
20 participants
12 instructors
Classroom Session 2
Olympia Friends Meeting House
Thu, May 7, 2020
Registration closes May 6
20 participants
13 instructors
Open Water Session
Kenneydell Park & Black Lake
Sat, May 9, 2020
Registration closes May 8
21 participants
13 instructors
Classroom Session 3
Olympia Friends Meeting House
Thu, May 14, 2020
Registration closes May 13
20 participants
13 instructors
Wet Paddle
Boston Harbor Vicinity
Sat, May 16, 2020
Registration closes May 15
10 participants
9 instructors
Boston Harbor Vicinity
Sun, May 17, 2020
Registration closes May 16
10 participants
9 instructors
Roster
Required Equipment

This course requires the use of single sea kayaks (also known as touring kayaks) with fully enclosed cockpits and appropriate safety equipment. If you don't own your own kayak with equipment, it can be rented for the required sessions.  Recreational kayaks or sit-on-top kayaks cannot be used for the class.

It is also recommended that you procure immersion protection for the class as you will be required to performed wet exits and rescues in cold water.  A 3mm farmer john style wetsuit will be sufficient.

Course Materials
Name/Description Type
2020 Olympia Kayak Course Application - pdf

Information needed from students to better plan the class. Please use either the MS-Word document or the PDF document.

File PDF document File
2020 Olympia Kayak Course Application - doc

Information needed from students to better plan the class. Please use either the MS-Word document or the PDF document.

File Microsoft Word Document File
Olympia Basic Sea Kayak Class Handbook

Handbook to accompany class and textbook

File application/x-maker File
Olympia Basic Sea Kayak Class Handbook

2019 Scheduling and Tactics

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