ACA Level 3  Basic Strokes and Rescues - Seattle - 2010

Sea Kayaking Course

ACA Level 3 Basic Strokes and Rescues

ACA Coastal Kayak Basic Strokes and Rescues

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Course Overview: The Coastal Kayak Basic Strokes and Rescues course is designed to introduce basic coastal kayaking skills and safety to intermediate paddlers. This level of instruction will really lay the foundation for paddling in protected freshwater or saltwater environments within 1/2 mile of shore, waves less than 1 foot, and winds less than 10 knots.

A one-day paddling seminar on basic strokes, rescue techniques, and skills for avoiding a capsize. Participants will review the following skills: * Proper fit and adjustment of their kayak for effective control and comfort * Attaching and releasing the spray skirt * Safely entering and exiting kayak, including wet exit * Effective use and control of the paddle * Performing basic strokes efficiently, with emphasis on stability strokes * Performing T-rescue and paddle float self rescue * The importance and influence of weather and tides on the coastal kayaker * Dealing with marine hazards and other safety issues * Understanding personal limitations and skill level. Rules of the Navigable Road, tides and currents, wind and waves, emergency equipment, use of VHF radios and weather radios, understanding charts and basic use of a compass are also covered. Sea kayaks with bulkheads or approved floatation required. Immersion gear appropriate to water temperature required. This seminar is an excellent review and skill-builder for graduates of the Mountaineers Sea Kayaking Basic course. Instruction provided by an ACA Coastal Kayaking instructor.
Course Requirements

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