The Essentials of Kayak Touring (Level 1/2) skills course is a full-day program that will provide you with the skills, knowledge, and abilities to be safe and confident on inland lakes and coastal waters.

A boat with sealed bow and stern bulkheads is preferred but not required for this class.

Topics covered include:

  • Personal preparation and equipment
  • Maintaining personal and group safety on the water
  • Controlled capsize and wet exit with and without a spray skirt
  • Develop strokes to maneuver your boat forward, backward, stopping, turning, and sideways
  • Using edging to improve maneuverability
  • Use of low brace for support and to avoid capsize
  • Introduction of low brace turn, draw, and rudder strokes
  • Solo and assisted rescue techniques
  • Safety procedures, preparedness, and equipment

View a complete outline of the ACA Essentials of Kayak Touring program

Cost: $99 per participant

Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Date: September 18, 2021

Location: Manteno, IL


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