Advanced Rescues and Recoveries

Cost: $125pp

Location: Bowman Bay, Deception Pass State Park

Course Description: Our Advanced Rescues and Recoveries class is designed for kayakers who want to gain confidence in their ability to take care of themselves and others with an enriched toolkit of safety that go beyond the basics. Working with one of our skilled instructors in the waters surrounding Deception Pass, students will be given ample time to practice and refine advanced rescues and recoveries in an open water coastal setting in the presence of current and waves and the conditions real life rescues happen in. By the end of the course, students will have the knowledge to handle a variety of incidents and situations on the water.

A sampling of the course content includes:

  • Scoop rescue
  • Unresponsive paddler/Hand-of-God rescue
  • Assisted swimmer rescues
  • Scramble
  • Contact towing with and without a tow strap
  • “Bow” aka Eskimo rescue
  • Curl rescue

Ages: 18 and up.

Duration: 5 hours. All equipment provided.

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