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Intro to Kayaking: ACA Level 1


This 6-hour course is designed as a short program emphasizing safety, enjoyment and skill acquisition for beginning paddlers. Skills transfer to any type of kayak including traditional decked kayaks (sea kayaks), inflatables and sit-on tops in calm, flat water, protected from wind, waves and outside boat traffic, with no apparent current and within swimming distance of shore. Exiting a sea kayak while wearing a spray skirt will be taught. Re-entering a kayak (self -rescue) after a capsize will be demonstrated by the instructor but not required of students. Additionally, students have the opportunity to form connections with their classmates, leading to paddle buddies for future adventures after class.