Sea Kayaking 115, Five-Day Kayak Training Camp
Five-Day Kayak Training Camp
That's just the first three days! On the last two days we'll do an overnight kayak camping trip to the islands around Anacortes. Paddle through waves, cross eddy lines, and get hands-on experience at kayaking leadership and navigation. Each student is provided with their own chart, compass, and tide tables.* With these tools in hand and the water in front of you, you'll not only learn to predict tides and currents - you'll learn to: check your predictions by observing the rise or fall of the tide, reading the water so as to see the current and eddies with your own eyes, interpret marine weather forecasts, take compass bearings to fix your position, determine ferry angles, and understand the "rules-of-the-road" for boaters.
*Handouts include a draft of, "Kayak Trip Planning & Leadership Guide", by George Gronseth. You also get to keep a set of Washington Tide and Current Tables, and your kayak logbook of the trip.
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Instructor: George Gronseth
Location for first three days: Tibbett's Beach, Lake Sammamish State Park
Location for last two days: Launch near Anacortes, Washington on the 4th day. Camp on an island and return on the last day. (destination depends on conditions and time of year)
Duration: 5 days
Class Size: 5 for the first 3 days. For the last 2 if more than 5 students, we will add a second instructor, and then 7 students are maximum
Tuition: $1400.00 (includes handouts and free use of drysuit, booties, and skull cap)
Dry Suit Rental: No Charge - Included with tuition
Kayak Rental: $250.00 ($50/day x 5 days) plus tax, delivered to the lesson. Includes: Brit style sea kayak w/skeg, paddle, spray-skirt, PFD, bilge pump, and paddle-float
Tent Rental: $30 total for trip
Sleeping Bag Rental: $30 total for trip (includes a liner sheet which is washed each time and an air mattress)
Parking Fee Day 1-3: 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 the machine at the park entrance or online at:Buy Discover Pass On-line
Parking Fee Day 4&5: Depends on location $7-10 (please bring cash)
Camping Fee: Included with tuition
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