Kayaking basic skills

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Date(s) - Sat 01/04/2017
8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Uni boat sheds West Beach

Organiser: Jane Boroky
Meet At: Uni boatsheds, Foreman St West Beach
Cost: $5


Believe it or not, there will be yet another kayak basic skills session on Saturday 1 April (April Fools Day – but the event is for real). You will learn basic skills like paddling forwards and backwards, turning, stopping,  support strokes, capsizes and simple rescues. These skills are essential if you want to use the AUMC kayaks in the future or go on a kayak  day trip.

As this day is skills based you will get wet, so bring a towel and change of clothes. The club will supply kayaks, paddles and spraydecks, PFDs, and any other equipment required. You will need to bring your lunch and suitable clothing, which includes bathers, shorts or leggings (not jeans), a long sleeved synthetic top or rashie, thermal top if you get cold, old sandshoes or boatshoes, sunscreen, hat, water bottle, snacks and maybe your camera in a waterproof bag. Cotton t-shirts are not suitable as they become heavy and cold when wet, also thongs, crocs or sandals are not recommended.

During this event you may have the chance to complete a stage of the PaddleOz program, which is accredited by Australian Canoeing http://paddleoz.canoe.org.au/ . To complete a whole level of the program will mean attending at least one more AUMC event

We will meet at the Uni boat sheds, Foreman St West Beach and pack up the trailer, then head up to the launch point together. You may also be able to meet at the Cloisters at 8.30am if you need transport. Please notify this in your registration, and also let me know if you have a car, and can transport people from the boat sheds to West Beach.

Any questions, give me a call!

Jane 0414272926


Bookings are closed for this event.