Safety/Rescue Workshop

Investing in safety can be an expensive proposition from purchasing the right gear and equipment to paying for achievable instruction to the all important follow-up; it requires time and without a doubt a significant financial commitment. Combine that with the inevitable “rate hike” environment we are in and all of a sudden safety oftentimes is placed on the back burner.

At H2Outfitters, we are going to try and buck the system offering something for nothing in the hope that our efforts in illustrating our commitment to safety education will inspire you to pursue the continued development of your safety skills and awareness down the road. Here is the scoop:

PART 1 - Safety Seminar (FREE)

Join us for this two hour informative session that will highlight the safety concerns of kayaking on Maine's coastal waters and discuss ways to minimize exposure should one capsize. In addition to a brief discussion on the gear, clothing and safety equipment one should carry on the kayak you will also have the opportunity to watch on DVD various rescue techniques to get yourself back into your kayak if it capsizes as well as help a buddy back into their capsized kayak. Be sure to sign up for the afternoon on-water session where you will have the chance to practice numerous textbook rescues as well as improvisational techniques.

Saturdays: May 13, June 10, July 15, July 29, Aug. 12, Aug. 26
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm
Location: Harpswell, Maine

Cost: FREE


PART 2 - On-water Rescue session- open to recreational, sea or touring kayaks

Get ready to be wet as you learn basic rescue skills in this three-hour workshop. You’ll learn the best way to empty the water out of a kayak; how to stabilize the kayak in order to get back in if you are solo or if you are helping a friend; how to deal with the other gear involved in a rescue; and how to problem-solve issues like paddles that have floated away; rescuing an injured paddler; and more. Wetsuits will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis so be sure to reserve yours.

Saturdays: May 13, June 10, July 15, July 29, Aug. 12, Aug. 26
Time: 1:00-4:00pm;
Location: Harpswell, Maine

Cost: $25 with your own kayak; $45 with H2O kayak

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED - H2O’s new Stroke Efficiency & Refinement offered Sundays following this workshop.

 

2017 Dates

PART 1 - Rescue Seminar (FREE)

Saturdays: May 13, June 10, July 15, July 29, Aug. 12, Aug. 26
Time: 10:00 - 12:00pm;
Location: Harpswell, Maine

FREE


PART 2 - On-water Rescue session- open to recreational, sea or touring kayaks

Saturdays: May 13, June 10, July 15, July 29, Aug. 12, Aug. 26
Time: 1:00-4:00pm;
Location: Harpswell, Maine

Cost: $25 with your own kayak; $45 with H2O kayak

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED - H2O’s new Stroke Efficiency & Refinement offered Sundays following this workshop.