Sea Kayak Incident Management, Rescues and Towing - Deception Pass


Sea Kayak Incident Management, Rescues and Towing - Deception Pass

One day sea kayak incident management, rescues, and towing clinic.

  • Sea Kayak III/IV
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 15 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 3 kts
  • Pace: moderate

Bowman Bay boat launch ready to paddle at 8 AM.

One day of on-water and on-beach instruction regarding incident management and prevention.  Clinic will cover multiple self and assisted re-entries, use of short and long tow systems, and incident scenarios.  This is a very full day of events.  You will be in the water a lot.  I recommend students take the currents clinic offered in deception pass the day before this clinic, and they are intended to be done as a unit, but this may be done as a "stand-alone" class.


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

The mountaineers 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. 

Short and long tow system (contact instructor before purchasing).

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.

Discover Pass

Recommend goggles or nose plugs. Recommend vhf radio if you have one and need to learn how to use it. Recommend spare paddle if you have one.

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