Sea Kayaking Risk Management Course

Go Kayak Now will be hosting a Risk Management Course in St. Joseph Michigan this weekend July 31st to August 1.

July 31st On Land Risk Management Course

The on land portion of the class to create a background for the on-water section will be four hours at the St. Joseph Library starting at 10:00 am.

Cost is $25.00.

Please bring a snack lunch and some notebook materials.

The outline for the course is as follows:

  • Intro
  • Who the heck are you?
  • Risks in sea kayaking
  • Paddlers
  • Weather
  • Hypothermia
  • Wind and Waves
  • Terrain
  • Navigation
  • Time of Day
  • Risk Plotting
  • Exercise in Risk Plotting(break for lunch)
  • Dressing For Paddling
  • Safety Equipment for paddling group exercise
  • Towing
  • Group Management and Leadership Intro
  • CLAP (communication line of sight avoidance and positioning)
  • CLAP Exercise

Google Map to the St. Joseph Public library where the onland session will be held.

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Second Day August 1st. 9:00 AM Lion’s Beach St. Joseph Michigan.

Four hour on the water incident management course. This class is by appointment only, so please email or call me if you plan on attending we need to have very specific instructor to student ratios in order to make this class work. This class will start at Lion’s Beach St. Joseph Michigan.

Cost is $40.00

Required equipment:

Sea kayak with bulkheads, lifejacket, spray deck, tow belt, contact tow, paddle, sack lunch, dry clothes.

Optional equipment, helmet, spare paddle, and VHF radio.

Map to Lion’s Beach.

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Please contact me with any questions.

me at go kayak now dot com!

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