2-days Sea Kayak Course

Norrtälje

During two days we will go through the basic skills in kayaking. The goal is that after this course you feel comfortable to rent a kayak and do a trip on your own (preferably together with a friend).

The course starts at 9.30 both days and will go on until 16.30. We will adjust the course depending on the weather, so we start the first day with going through what your course will look like. You arrange your accommodation on the night between the course days yourself but if you want you can take your course kayak and paddle out to an island and camp there.

During the course we will go through what’s included in the Nordic Instructor Licenses (NIL) first safety course (Grundsäkerhetskurs)

Topics that we will talk about:
•Equipment
•Kayaks and rodersystem
•Winds and waves
•Common injuries and sickness
•Allemansrätten

Practical things we will go through
•Turn the kayak around
•Forward and backwards paddling
•Stop
•Stern roder
•Edging
•Braces and recoveries
•Tip over with the kayak
•Self rescue
•Buddy rescue
•How to use a map and a compass

Dates 2018:
30th of june - 1th of July
21-22th of July
4-5th of August

Price: 1990 SEK per person

This is included:
•Kayak, Paddle, Spray-skirt, PFD, Pump and Paddle float
•Wetsuit
•Certified instructor
•Course certificate

You bring yourself:
Clothes to paddle in (normal training clothes works fine, not jeans or cotton) extra base layer if it’s cold, wind/waterproof jacket, at least one complete set spare clothes (packed watertight), swimming clothes, towel, water resistant shoes (preferably some small and handy shoes since it can be tight for your feet in the kayak), sun hat, sunglasses, sun protection, lunch, thermos, water bottle, snacks