Kayak Paddle Skills Workshop - Level 2 - Edging, Bracing, and More!

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$99 for REI Members

$119 for non-members

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  • Fitness level 3 Moderate
  • Minimum age 14
  • Group size 8 people

Up your kayak game! Join our kayaking experts to learn and practice more advanced skills such as edging, draws and bracing to enhance your boat handling skills, and help prevent capsizes and build your confidence. This class will refine your paddling technique and will enable to you explore waterways with more confidence and control. The class builds upon the skills from Learn to Kayak and Kayak Rescues and Recoveries. Prior participation in, or equivalent experience is required. Be prepared that kayaking is a wet sport! Instruction includes wet exits and in-water rescue demonstrations. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a participating responsible adult.

  • Learn paddle strokes, boat edging and braces to enhance boat handling skills
  • Review of how to enter and exit a kayak, including a wet exit, wearing a sprayskirt
  • Review self and assisted rescue.

What to bring with you

Map image of Richmond Marina: Public Boat Launch

More directions and information

Parking is free except in the lot closed to boat ramp which costs $10. There is a restroom at the Richmond Marina Office.