Essential Sea Kayak Skills


Essential Sea Kayak Skills - Lake Washington

Develop efficient turning and directional control skills.

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  • Easy
  • Pace: 2.5 kts

Meet at Concrete Beach on Lake Washington.  Be geared up and ready to start the clinic at 9 a.m.  The clinic will be from 9 a.m. to noon.

Among skills to be covered in this session will be:  edging, sweep strokes, stern and bow rudder, stern draw and draw on the move.  We will also work on incorporating these skills into blended strokes and maneuvers. 

Basic competence in these on the water skills, and the others taught in this series, will boost your confidence to paddle competently on a variety of trips. Each clinic will focus on one area of skills. You can take all sessions, or as many as you feel you need. These are introductory clinics, but all levels are welcome. You must be a Basic Sea Kayak student or graduate, or have club equivalency status. Proof of full vaccination will be required. 

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Lake Washington

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