Sea Kayak Incident Management, Rescues and Towing


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: 5.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 15 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 3 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 2 kts
  • Pace: slow to moderate

Bowman Bay Boat launch, ready to paddle at 9 AM

One day on 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 multiple incident scenarios. this class is paired with a introduction to currents clinic the following day, where you can use many of the skills learned in real life events in Canoe pass on Sunday.  You do not need to sign up for both days, but it is encouraged.  This clinic will meet the requirements for an IM class for the intermediate kayaker badge.

Be sure and read the required equipment list.


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. 

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

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