ROUGH WATER RESCUE CLINIC Offered by Portland Paddle at Crescent Beach State Park, Cape Elizabeth, Maine Saturday, September 15th, 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Most sea kayakers learn rescue techniques in calm conditions, but when you actually need to use a rescue it's likely you'll be exposed to waves, winds and currents. This half-day training, led by ACA Level 4 Instructor, Suzanne Blackburn, offers kayakers the opportunity to practice rescues in challenging conditions. It's also an opportunity to gain comfort paddling in rough water. We'll venture into some areas near Richmond Island were we're sure to find breaking waves, rocky coastline and ocean swell. Instruction will build on students' knowledge of basic rescue techniques by modeling advanced or alternative methods of rescuing paddlers in rough seas. Everyone will get plenty of opportunities to practice rescues and instructors will also help students improve their rough water boat handling. This course is appropriate for intermediate- or advanced-level paddlers.
Course meets at Portland Paddle's Crescent Beach State Park location. We encourage students to use their own kayaks and helmets for this course, but if you need one please let us know. $80 per person
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