Sea Kayaking Safety/Rescue Workshop June 2019

Investing in your skills provides a higher level of safety for you and the people you paddle with. This program offers value whether you paddle a recreation, touring, or expedition-style kayak in a protected cove, estuary, marsh, or open water.

The Foundation Seminar - FREE

Investing in your skills provides a higher level of safety for you and the people you paddle with. This program offers value whether you paddle a recreation, touring, or expedition-style kayak in a protected cove, estuary, marsh, or open water.

  • An informative evening session featuring detailed video analysis of rescue scenarios, technique, and explanations by experienced instructors, trainers and coaches, Cathy Piffath and Jeff Cooper.

  • When: 7pm Wednesday at EMS South Portland Maine Mall Road location, & Thurs. nights at H2Outfitters’ annex located at Slot Car Junction, Cook’s Corner, Brunswick. Choose the evening and location that works best for you. Call 207-833-5257 to reserve your spot - an RSVP is required.

The Program

  • 2 1/2- hour indoor pool session at the Bath YMCA - There is no better way to get comfortable capsizing and exiting your boat than in a warm, heat-controlled environment. (Fri. 6:00 - 8:30pm)

  • On-Water Rescue clinic - 3 hours of hands-on experiential learning where you’ll get a feel for cold water, the challenges of conducting a rescue, and the realization of the strokes you’ll need to be successful. All in a protected and sheltered cove at the H2Outfitters’ touring center on Orr’s Island. (Sat. 10:00am-1:00pm)

  • Learn the Paddle Strokes and Maneuvers necessary to be successful. This 3-hour workshop will focus on the details to make you a better paddler regardless of your skill level. (Sun. 9:00am -12:00pm at H2Outfitters touring center)

  • Putting It All Together on the open water - this is your opportunity to participate or observe the capsize and rescue process first hand in real conditions. Wind, waves, current and tidal action may all come into play over the course of the afternoon. (Sun. 1:30 - 4:30pm at H2Outfitters touring center)

CHOOSE A WEEKEND (pick and choose if any scheduling conflicts)

June 5 or 6, 7, 8 & 9 • June 12 or 13, 14, 15 & 16
June 19 or 20, 21, 22 & 23 • June 26 or 27, 28, 29 & 30


COST:
$275 per person (a $375 value)

Special pricing of $225 per person for Bath YMCA members,
EMS boat purchasers, & Harpswell residents