Sea Kayak Incident Management, Rescues & Towing


Sea Kayak Incident Management, Rescues & Towing - Deception Pass

One day on on-water and on-beach instruction regarding incident management and prevention.

  • Sea Kayak IV
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 15 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 3 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 3.0 kts
  • Pace: 2.5
Meeting place and time

Meet at Bowman Bay ready for beach talk at 9:30am, and plan to be off the water by 4:30pm.

Leader's notes

This clinic is reserved for participants of the Paddle and Camp weekend at Deception Pass

Please bring helmet (bike helmet acceptable), short and long tows (if you have them), and all gear you normally take on a day tour.

Clinic will cover:

  • Risk assessment and incident preventions,
  • Most common incidents, and how to manage them,
  • Multiple on water scenarios involving self and assisted re-entries,
  • Use of short and long tow systems, and incident scenarios.
  • Discussion of safety kits / equipment for different conditions (first aid, signaling, clothing, repair).

Deception Pass

  • Sea Trails Deception Pass and Skagit Bay WA101

    NOAA Bellingham to Everett No. 18423

    NOAA Anacortes to Skagit Bay No. 18427
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Helmet and

The mountaineer's standard 10 essentials.

Sea Kayak with full perimeter deck lines and sealed front and rear hatches (flotation). 

Properly fitting Coast Guard approved PFD with attached whistle. 

Paddle that floats. 

Properly fitting spray skirt.

Dry suit with suitable thermal protection clothing.

 Helmet and Gloves. 

Spare clothes in dry bag, lunch and water, snacks for on-water, paddle float.

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