Checkout/Refresher/Get Wet Clinic

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. Members who have registered for Introductory Kayaking lessons (require a get-wet session as  prerequisite)
3. 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, beginners will practice some basic strokes and a wet exit, 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 Introduction to Kayaking course, plus an unassisted recovery (self-rescue), in order to be cleared to use the fleet.


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