Sea Kayak Incident Management, Rescues and Towing.


Sea Kayak Incident Management, Rescues and Towing. - Deception Pass

Incident management clinic in Bowman Bay, including multiple types of rescues, towing, and sea kayaking incident scenarios. THIS WILL NOT BE A CURRENTS CLINIC.

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  • Sea Kayak IV
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 15 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 4 kts
  • Pace: moderate to brisk

Bowman Bay, Ready to paddle at 9AM.

FUN, FUN, FUN.   Full, active, day of on-water and on-beach incident management for sea kayaking.  We'll cover multiple types of towing, multiple types of rescues, and manage a multitude of sea kayaking scenarios.  You will get out of your boats and in the water a lot!  

This clinic will NOT be currents and eddies; which will be offered the following day as a separate clinic.


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

Sea Kayak with perimeter deck lines and sealed front and rear hatches (flotation).  Coast Guard approved PFD with attached whistle.  Paddle that floats.  Properly fitting spray skirt,  Dry suit (no semi-dry suits allowed because of the frequency of capsize and recovery practice,  Helmet, and Gloves.  Spare clothes in dry bag, lunch and water, snacks for on-water, first aid kit, paddle float, short and long tow system (talk with me before buying, we may have loaners).

Discover Pass required.

Recommended; spare paddle, signaling kit, boat repair kit, VHF marine radio, moderate first aid kit (not just the basics, but think about what if...).

Completion of this clinic will fulfill the clinic requirement for intermediate paddler through the Tacoma chapter.

Must be a mountaineers member, no guests.

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