Intermediate Incident Management/ rescues/ towing/currents

Seminar: Intermediate Incident Management/ rescues/ towing/currents

Intermediate Incident Management/ rescues/ towing/currents - Deception Pass

Intermediate Incident Management/ rescues and towing, eddies and currents.

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  • Sea Kayak IV
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 10.0 nm

Lecture will be held at the Tacoma Clubhouse July 17th between 6:30 and 9:30 PM.  The first on-water day will start (be ready to launch) Saturday July 29 at Bowman Bay boat launch at 9:00 AM.  Sunday, we will launch at 8:30 AM at Bowman Bay boat launch.  Both days will go until about 3-4 PM.

We will have a 3 hour discussion, followed about 2 weeks later by a 2-day on-water training clinic.  We will camp at Deception Pass State Park (camp fees for Friday and Saturday night are included in registration fees).  We will cover topics of incident management; including practicing multiple types of rescues (self and assisted) several different ways to tow paddlers, how to paddle in eddies and currents, how to get out and back into your boat on rough landing locations, and how to perform rescues in intermediate conditions.  If you have a roll, you may practice it under the deception pass bridge!  If you don't...not a problem (most students don't have a roll yet).  We will have about a 1:1 instructor to student ratio.  We will crawl before we walk before we run.  Everyone has fun.  The two on-water days are very full, and you will be in the water a lot.

Discover pass required.


Deception Pass

  • Sea Trails Deception Pass and Skagit Bay WA101

    NOAA Bellingham to Everett No. 18423

    NOAA Anacortes to Skagit Bay No. 18427
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Kayaking essentials (PFD, Paddle, bilge pump, whistle, spray skirt, boat with flotation in both ends (sealed hatches) and perimeter deck lines, spare clothes, food and water, sun protection, first aid kit).  Dry suit, helmet, and gloves required.

Recommended; tow belt, short tow line, spare paddle, boat repair kit, signaling kit, storm cag or personal shelter (bothy bag), neoprene skull cap, nose plugs, paddle float, knife secured to your PFD.

Don't buy any equipment for this clinic without first discussing it with the primary instructor (Michael Everett).  Evey year people buy gear and find out it is not as useful as they thought.   You do not need a chart or fire starter.

Discover pass required.

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