The Introduction to Kayaking (Level 1) skills course is a full-day program that will provide you with the skills, knowledge, and abilities to be safe and confident on the water. A boat with sealed bow and stern bulkheads is recommended to participate in capsize and rescue technique activities. Spray skirts will not be used during this class. Topics covered include:

  • Personal and group equipment
  • On and off water safety and etiquette
  • Safe launching and landing
  • Strokes to maneuver your boat forward, backward, stopping, turning, and sideways
  • Bracing to avoid capsize
  • Controlled capsize and wet exit
  • Solo and assisted rescue techniques

Cost: $99 per participant

Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Location: Chicago, IL

To be scheduled