Intermediate Incident Management/ rescues/ towing/currents

Seminar: Intermediate Incident Management/ rescues/ towing/currents

Intermediate Incident Management/ rescues/ towing/currents - Intermediate Incident Management/ Rescues/ Towing/currents

Intermediate Incident Management/ Rescues/ Towing/currents

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8:00 AM at Bowman Bay

This is a 2-day on water incident management (IM), rescues, towing, eddies and currents clinic.  Your registration fee will pay for 2 days at deception pass state park (Friday and Saturday nights), which makes the training almost free!  Additional fees for extra vehicles will be averaged out and paid by the group.  Discover pass required.  Saturday will start with a discussion of IM on the beach in Bowman Bay.  Saturday afternoon we will practice IM, rescues, towing and get a small taste of eddies and currents.  Saturday evening (after dinner at camp) we will discuss the day and the next days' activities.  Sunday will launch from Coronet Bay, and learn more about current and eddies in Canoe Pass and around Strawberry island.  We start in gentle conditions and learn as the currents build.  You will get wet.  This clinic sounds intimidating for some new students, but it shouldn't.  The class is open to everyone who has passed the basic class, and has gone on a few paddles over the summer.  Quick re-entry (t-rescue) skills are a plus.  We will also discuss/compare our kits (first aid, boat repair, signaling kit, etc).  Please bring yours.  We will teach in safe conditions with almost a 2:1 student to instructor ratio.  We go all day and into the evening (with discussions).   This is a busy class.  Everyone has fun and learns a bunch.

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The 19 kayak essentials.  No chart required.  Need a dry suit, helmet, and neoprene full finger gloves.  A spare paddle, tow system, and kayak repair kit is nice, but not required.  Lunch will be on the beach each day.  Bring snacks you can eat out of your boat.  Please don't buy anything without discussing it with the course leader first. 

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