Dorset: Sea Kayaking Safety & Rescue
Join us for a packed couple of days developing Sea kayaking Safety & Rescue skills on the beautiful Dorset coast. Whilst picking up vital Safety & Rescue lifesaving skills you will have fun in a supportive, empowering environment. This Sea kayaking Safety & Rescue course is a must for all sea kayakers. Working as a supportive friendly group you will have the chance to expand your knowledge, get wet and have fun.
What does the Sea kayaking Safety & Rescue cover?
We will start with developing a mindset you can rely upon under pressure. We will then begin polishing and refining those basic Safety & Rescue techniques. This may include but not limited to: bow/stern presentation, paddle or side presentation, deep water assisted re-entry, cold water/big fish assisted re-entry, cowboy re-entry, hand of god, scoop rescue and panicked paddler. Of course you might have 1 or 2 to share with us. Following this we will go Sea Kayaking where you will develop a wealth of techniques to deal with real life incidents.
Then stepping it up to the next level on day 2 we will take these new found Safety & Rescue skills and go Sea kayaking whilst applying some manged pressure. This will allow you to practice your new found skills within a supportive group in appropriate yet challenging conditions. This could range from but not limited to: rescues in gullies, caves, multiple swimmers, extractions from rocky outcrops or coves.
Inevitably there will also be towing. Which will range from: swim tow, toggle tow, hand/kayak contact tow, stern/bow carry or push and off course the long tow and inline tow. Both of these might include the rafted and anchored options for additional Safety.
Whatever scenarios we develop you will be picking up and refining those vital Sea kayaking Safety & Rescue skills to take away with you. Plus the beginning of a new mindset for dealing with the pressure. Join us at discovery kayaking to develop your Sea Kayaking Safety & rescue skills or please do look at our other courses and trips. Whatever you choose keep enjoying your sea kayaking and discovery kayaking looks forward to seeing you afloat soon.
Date April Sat 17 - Sun 18 (2021)
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Bookings are closed for this event.