Body Boat Blade Incident Management - Tacoma - 2011

Sea Kayaking Course

Body Boat Blade Incident Management

Body Boat Blade Incident Management

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This class is designed for Tacoma Branch trip leaders who are want to qualify to lead SK IV and other advanced trips. PREREQUISITES: BCU 3 Star skills/ tidal currents, or equivalent skills, and a solid roll. Regardless of the quality of your equipment or how well you prepare for a trip, there is always the unpredictability of the sea and the "human factor". You and the members of your group are fallible, and things can go wrong when attempting a journey on the sea. This two day clinic is designed to put you in situations you least expected or prayed would never happen. With poor landings or no possible landings, we will be forced to deal with scenarios such as: sea sickness, dislocated shoulders, a trapped paddler, a heart attack, holes in boats, broken paddles, lost equipment, imploded hatch covers, hypothermia, capsizing while towing in tidal races, VHF radios with dead batteries, flares that fizzle and more bad luck! After each incident we evaluate what went right and wrong. We will look at "tools" to best deal with each incident and the simplest solution to that particular problem. We will dissect failed equipment and look at ways to improve its performance in the future. By working through scenarios such as these, we decrease the chances of these incidences from occurring and increase your ability to deal with them if they should .

This class is designed for Tacoma Branch trip leaders who are want to qualify to lead SK IV and other advanced trips. PREREQUISITES: BCU 3 Star skills/ tidal currents, or equivalent skills, and a solid roll. Regardless of the quality of your equipment or how well you prepare for a trip, there is always the unpredictability of the sea and the "human factor". You and the members of your group are fallible, and things can go wrong when attempting a journey on the sea. This two day clinic is designed to put you in situations you least expected or prayed would never happen. With poor landings or no possible landings, we will be forced to deal with scenarios such as: sea sickness, dislocated shoulders, a trapped paddler, a heart attack, holes in boats, broken paddles, lost equipment, imploded hatch covers, hypothermia, capsizing while towing in tidal races, VHF radios with dead batteries, flares that fizzle and more bad luck! After each incident we evaluate what went right and wrong. We will look at "tools" to best deal with each incident and the simplest solution to that particular problem. We will dissect failed equipment and look at ways to improve its performance in the future. Through a full day of these scenarios, we decrease the chances of these incidences from occurring and increase your ability to deal with them if they should .
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