Sit-On-Top Skills Course

Anyone can get onto a kayak and make it go, it is not difficult.  But we frequently hear of people who get into trouble as a direct result of inadequate skills and knowledge. Don't become a statistic.

This course is run by Canoe & Kayak, and is designed specifically for those who paddle sit-on-top kayaks, and is essential for fishermen.  We will teach you 8 different paddle strokes so you have proper control of your kayak.  Correct technique will reduce injury, and enable you to go further and faster without tiring so quickly. We will also cover rescues - how to get back on in deep water if you should fall off, and how to help your buddy if he gets into difficulty.  Theory will cover trip planning, weather, gear, communications and safety issues. 

Cost of the course is $249 and includes a subscription to the New Zealand Kayak Magazine .

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Awesome course, very informative and a great bunch of people to spend a Saturday with learning


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