River Kayaking 206
River Kayak Training Trips, Part 2
Want to run white water rivers with friends and clubs? Our River Kayak Training Trips Part 2 will give you the experience needed to get you there. This two-day course takes beginning whitewater kayakers and trains them up for running Class II+ through III- whitewater rivers. We won't be doing freestyle cartwheel moves in this lesson, just more advanced river running: boat control, hazard avoidance, scouting running rapids, and surfing on standing waves. In other words, the fun stuff!
The rough water practice that Class II+ through III- white water offers will speed up your learning curve for developing a higher level of bracing skill and provide opportunities for combat roll experience. The skills gained from this whitewater kayaking course lead you to becoming a safer, more confident kayaker.
To assure you receive plenty of individual instruction, we limit our class size to a maximum of five students.
We'll review bracing and rolling and extend your safety knowledge to include river hazards and some basic river rescue skills. You will get two days of hands-on white water kayaking experience including running a Class II+ rapids (rivers are classified I to VI in ascending order of difficulty).
Prerequisites for this course are a reliable roll (at least on one side in practice situations) and confidence kayaking class II- rapids. If you need to work on these skills, see our RK 120 River Kayak Training Trips Part 1 and Kayak Rolling RK102 courses.
Location: TBA (depends on river flows, but will be within a three hour drive from Seattle)
Duration: 2 days
Class Size: 5
Tuition: $446 (includes free use of our dry suit, booties, and scull cap)
Dry Suit Rental: No Charge - Included with tuition
Kayak Rental: $40.00/day plus tax, delivered to the lesson. Includes boat, paddle, pfd, helmet, spray skirt, and rear float bags. Make Kayak Rental Reservation
Please print out our Liability Release Form and bring it to the class.
Please read our Cancellation/Reschedule Policy