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Sea Kayaking Course

Basic Sea Kayaking Course

2021 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 8 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

This course has no scheduled activities.

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Required Equipment
  • Farmer john type 3mm wetsuit or dry suit will be required for the class. More information will be sent out after registration.
  • Personal Floatation Device (PFD) designed for kayaking
  • Paddle
  • Paddle float
  • Bilge pump
  • The kayaks for this course must be designed for sea kayaking (not recreational kayaks) with an enclosed cockpit equipped with a spray skirt. They must be equipped with water tight bulkheads or equivalent floatation in both ends. Only single kayaks with lengths of 13' or more will be acceptable for this course. If you don't have your own boat, we can arrange for a boat to be rented for the course (rentals will come with the above equipment except for wet suit).