Sea Kayaking 102, Sea Kayak Boat Handling intro.
Sea Kayak Boat Handling intro.
This course builds on the fundamentals taught in our SK101 class with some review of the strokes you learned there and moves on to more advanced skills that will give you the full quiver of strokes we teach in our SK111 course. This course will also improve your forward stroke efficiency and speed through a deeper understanding good posture, healthy wrist positioning and utilizing your core in concert with the paddle blade to power your kayak forward.
If you are already comfortable practicing capsizes, wet exits, and reentry rescues, you have a choice between this one day class or going directly into our two-day Sea Kayaking Part 1 SK111 Paddling Strokes & Rescue Techniques course or SK 115 Five-Day Kayak Training Camp -- both of these courses include kayak roll training which the SK101 and SK102 do not.
After completing this course, students generally feel comfortable paddling on small lakes and sheltered, non-moving waters in light winds and/or progressing onto our more comprehensive SK111 Paddling Strokes & Rescue Techniques course or SK 115 Five-Day Kayak Training Camp. And we have a bonus for those who continue in our lesson progression, $50 of your SK102 tuition may be used as a credit toward our SK111 Paddling Strokes & Rescue Techniques or SK 115 Five-Day Kayak Training Camp lesson.
Location: Tibbett's Beach, Lake Sammamish State Park (map)
Duration: 6 hours, typically on a Saturday or Sunday
Class Size: 5 maximum with 5 to 1 student/instructor ratio maximum
Tuition: $190 (includes free use of dry suits, booties, and scull caps) -- $50 of this tuition may be used as credit toward SK111 or SK 115
Dry Suit Rental: No Charge - Included with tuition
Kayak Rental: $30.00 plus tax, delivered to the lesson. Make Rental Reservation (14'-16' Roto-molded Beginner's Touring Kayak, Paddle, PFD, Spray Skirt, Bilge Pump, Self-Rescue Paddle Float, Sponge).
Parking: A Washington State Discover Pass ($30/yr.) or $10 Day Use Fee is required to drive into the State Park. Passes may be purchased from machine at park entrance or on-line at:Buy Discover Pass On-line
Prerequisites: SK 101 or equivalent training with approval. If the only kayak lessons you've had were from REI you'll need our SK101 before enrolling in this lesson. WKC and Mountaineer sea kayak students are welcome.
Please print out our Liability Release Form and bring it to the class.
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