Seakayaking- continuation course in Roslagens archipelago

Gräddö, Norrtälje

Continuation course 1 - Forward Paddling:

Forward paddling technique is something we sometimes forget when we practice the perfect role ,high brace or the most effective sweep time. What we forget is that it is the technique we spend almost all our time on when we are out and paddling! The course puts most focus on just forward paddling , we will be practicing trunk rotation and getting an efficient and functional technique. In the afternoon we practice several stering stroke and self-rescue exercises.


Course elements : Efficient forward paddling , paddling backward , stop, lateral movement, low brace, paddlefloat rescue and buddy rescue.

 

Dates 2018:
25th of June, 8th of July & 6th of August

 

 

Continuation course 2 - Technique

Have you been out on a few trips, begin to feel comfortable sitting in a kayak but would like to get a little better at maneuvering your kayak. What is the most effective way to get turned your kayak ? Do you now how to get support when a large wave breaks against your kayak ? In continuation course 2 the focus is mainly on improving various forms of  maneuvering and support technique. We don´t paddle a great distance, but we focus more on the concept of " practice, practice , practice ... " At the end of the day we will also focus on some different rescue exercises.


Course elements : Different types of maneuvering techniques (swep, stern rudder, bow rudder) recoveries, self rescues.

 

Dates 2018:
2th of July & 23th of July

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Continuation course 3 - Safety

Have you ever thought about what happens if someone collapses in the group you paddle with ? What if someone is injured or becomes so tired that it is not able to paddle all the way back ? Continuation course 3 is the course that focuses on safety when we are out and paddle . What dangers do we have out there and how do we avoid them in the best way . We focus on things like the right preparation , towing and buddy rescue and self-rescue . This is a wet course and several changes of clothes may be needed.

 

Course elements: Theory and discussion on how we can reduce the risks of paddling , towing , edging the kayak , high brace , various types of rescues ( buddyrescue , paddlefloatrescue)

 

Dates 2018:
9th of July

 

This is included:

Kayak, Paddle, Spray-skirt, PFD, Wetsuit, certified instructor and 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

 

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Price information

1190 SEK per person, including fully equipped kayak.

Public transportation

Directions

From Stockholm:
Take the E18 towards Norrtälje. Continue when E18 turns towards Kapellskär. Turn left at when at the Gräddö and Räfsnäs sign. Continue to go straight until you arrive at Gräddö Village, drive past the supermarket and turn right at the boat club. Kajak&Uteliv is suited at the end of the road, at the waterfront.

From Uppsala:
Take the E4 south towards Stockholm. Follow the sign Norrtälje. At takeoff no 184 turn of the E4 onto road 77. Continue driving on road 77 until you reach the E18. Drive on E18 follow he signs towards Kappelskär. Turn left at when at the Gräddö and Räfsnäs sign. Continue to go straight until you arrive at Gräddö Village, drive past the supermarket and turn right at the boat club. Kajak&Uteliv is suited at the end of the road, at the waterfront.

From Arlanda Airport:
Take road 273 from Arlanda. When you get to road 77 tun right on to road 77. Continue driving on road 77 until you reach the E18. Drive on E18 follow he signs towards Kappelskär. Turn left at when at the Gräddö and Räfsnäs sign. Continue to go straight until you arrive at Gräddö Village, drive past the supermarket and turn right at the boat club. Kajak&Uteliv is suited at the end of the road, at the waterfront.