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Seakayaking- continuation course in Roslagens archipelago with Kajak och Uteliv

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.

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 : Efficient forward paddling, stern rudder, paddle in a figure of 8, paddling in a figure of 8 backwards, bow rudder, high brace, edging, paddlefloat rescue.

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, role) .

Course include:
Kayak with right equipment, PFD, wet-suit, map, instructor, course certificate.

Own equipment:
Outdoor clothes (not jeans or cotton clothes), long johns and and a long sleved top t.ex. craft, wet-weather clothes, swimsuit, towel, watersafe footwear, sunscreen, sunhat, sunglasses, waterbottle, something warm to drink, lunch, snack. change of clothes, because you will get wet during this course.