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Sun, Aug 15



Intermediate Watersport Safety Class

Looking for more instruction and hands-on practice after taking the 1-Day Beginner/Refresher course? Are you interested in practicing more paddlesport safety techniques and gaining river knowledge specific to the Columbia River with expert hands-on instruction?

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Intermediate Watersport Safety Class
Intermediate Watersport Safety Class

Time & Location

Aug 15, 2021, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Wenatchee, 9th St, Wenatchee, WA 98801, USA


About the Event

Designed to emphasize safety, enjoyment and skill acquisition as a beginner/intermediate for kayakers (traditional decked kayaks, inflatables and site-on-tops), canoers and SUPers. Rowers are welcome and encouraged to attend, although the course will not cover rowing maneuvers. Designed to teach paddlers to safely and enjoyably paddle on gentle rivers. Topics the course will cover:

·  Refresh/review of the 1-day Beginner course topics

·  Paddling Environment: Wind, Waves, Weather, Water

·  Preparing to Depart: care of equipment, personal equipment review, paddle types

·  River Reading: current, volume, direction, eddies, bends, strainers & sieves, cold water, dams, changes from streambed features

·  Maneuvers: paddle strokes, practicing maneuvering the kayak or craft, spins, stopping, turns, veering, abeam, sideslips

·  Safety and Rescue basics: rescue priorities, exercising judgment, rescue equipment, responsibilities of group, self-rescue, group rescue, towing a kayak or assisting a paddler to shore

·  Safety Practice: exit the craft after capsize, rescue self and boat using an effective self-rescue technique, rescue a person in the water and capsized kayak, perform assisted rescues, perform assisted re-entry

Taught by the dynamic American Canoe Association (ACA) L4 Certified Instructor, Heather Herbeck, who has over 18 years of flatwater and whitewater kayaking experience and over 12 years of coaching experience. The American Canoe Association (ACA) has one of the best established paddlesport instruction programs anywhere in the world. The courses are comprehensive, but allow enough flexibility for individual teaching and paddling styles. The main benefit to taking the course is improving your understanding of paddling technique and theory, so you can paddle more efficiently and safely.


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