Checkout/Refresher

This is a general kayak session of interest to three different groups:

1. Experienced kayakers who are new to Locarno and require a checkout of their skills prior to getting access to the kayak fleet
2. Returning members who just want a refresher of kayaking techniques and Locarno practices

The session will start on land, and will cover:

  • Locarno kayak fleet and facilities
  • Rigging and launching
  • Wet exit
  • Self-rescue (members doing a checkouts/refresher )
  • Assisted rescue (members doing a checkouts/refresher )
  • Landing and derigging
  • Policies and practices for use of the fleet
  • Guests

The remainder of the session will be on the water.  Experience kayakers getting checked out will demonstrate the required competencies and those doing a refresher are free to practice any skills that need work.

Experience paddlers will be expected to demonstrate the skills outlined in the Paddle Canada Basic Kayaking Skills course, plus an unassisted recovery (self-rescue), in order to be cleared to use the fleet.


Upcoming events

    • 05 Aug 2017
    • 09:00 - 13:00
    • Locarno Kayak Shed (east end of JSCA compound)
    • 5
    This is a general kayak session that combines checkouts
    and refreshers.  Details can be found here.

    If you are doing a checkout, be sure to review your technique for both paddle-float solo recovery and assisted recovery (T rescue) - this is not a lesson!

    Emily will be your session leader.  

    Please bring immersion gear(wetsuit or drysuit) and wind breaker jacket and hat.
    • 20 Aug 2017
    • 09:00 - 13:00
    • Locarno Kayak Shed (east end of JSCA compound)
    • 6
    This is a general kayak session that combines checkouts
    and refreshers.  Details can be found here.

    If you are doing a checkout, be sure to review your technique for both paddle-float solo recovery and assisted recovery (T rescue) - this is not a kayak lesson!

    Stefan will be your session leader.  

    Please bring immersion gear(wetsuit or drysuit) and wind breaker jacket and hat.
    • 10 Sep 2017
    • 09:00 - 13:00
    • Locarno Kayak Shed (east end of JSCA compound)
    • 6
    This is a general kayak session that combines checkout 
    and refreshers.  Details can be found here.

    If you are doing a checkout, be sure to review your technique for both paddle-float solo recovery and assisted recovery (T rescue) - this is not a kayak lesson!

    Stefan will be your session leader.  

    Please bring immersion gear(wetsuit or drysuit) and wind breaker jacket and hat.


Click on the Kayaking Calendar to view a complete list & schedule of Clinics

 




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