Train-the-Trainer - Dyes Inlet

This training is for those teaching in the 2024 Basic Sea Kayaking Course

  • Sea Kayak II, Sea Kayak III+
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 3.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 15 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2 ft
  • Pace: slow

Silverdale Waterfront Park (3337 NW Byron St, Silverdale, WA 98383)

  • Be ready to paddle at 9:30 AM.
  • Pod leaders should be ready to meet by 9:15 am (pod assignments will be distributed later)
  • Be geared up and ready for a group briefing by 9:30 AM where pod assignments will be finalized.
  • Anticipate being off the water by ~ 3:00pm
  • This clinic is primarily for those assisting in the TMSK Basic Class. Participants need to have the Basic Sea Kayaking badge, or Equivalency. Last year's graduates are encouraged to participate as this is a great way to grow your skills and contribute.
  • Our objectives for the day are as follows:
    • Focus on safety by practicing essential risk assessment and incident management
      • Expect to be mostly a "safety boater".  There will be an emphasis on how to rescue a paddler in trouble, for obvious safety reasons. This might be review or your first opportunity to learn these techniques. Note that techniques are constantly evolving and it is always good to practice or learn a new approach.
    • Develop group cohesion as pods
    • Practice teaching the essential course content in concise, engaging and FUN ways.
      • There will be opportunities to contribute to instruction in various ways, including demonstration and coaching. 
  • Dress for immersion- you WILL get wet practicing rescues. A Neoprene hood is a good idea. Bring a CAG or equivalent so you stay warm when standing around onshore. Bring lunch.
  • Wheels are helpful if you have them.
  • Prior to the class, please sign up for and take the following e-learning course:

Dyes Inlet

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

These eight kayaking essentials plus The Ten Essentials .  

  1. Floatation in both ends of the kayak
  2. U.S. Coast Guard approved Personal Flotation Device (PFD)
  3. Paddle
  4. Spray skirt
  5. Bilge pump with floatation
  6. Self-rescue paddle float
  7. Waterproof whistle
  8. Appropriate clothing for the conditions encountered seasonally

Please bring VHF radios and towbelts if you own them.

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