Island Rec offers essential skills kayak clinic

  • Mon Sep 10th, 2018 1:30am
  • Life

Submitted by Island Rec

Island Rec is offering a clinic where participants will put learned skills into practice in the open water. This program is for ages 16 and up and will take place from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 29, at Jackson Beach. Early registration, which is until Sept. 20, is $56; the registration fee is $66 thereafter. Learn strategies for launching from a beach or dock; how to handle various tidal conditions; practice compass use and navigation; learn paddling techniques; practice group kayaking, tow and raft; and learn on-water self-rescue work. Participants must have their own kayak and equipment. It is recommended that they have taken the Essentials Skills Clinic I course or a similar class, as well as wear a wetsuit or dry suit. This clinic does not offer certification.

For more information and registration, visit www.islandrec.org, call the office at 360-378-4953 or come into the office between 11 a.m.-5 p.m., weekdays.