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A Northeast Illinois Canoe and Kayak Club

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Introduction to Kayaking

  • 2024-07-27
  • 10:00 AM
  • Busse Lake
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  • Member $30
  • Non-member $50


  Saturday, July 27, 2024
Leader: Scott Seifred

Location:  Busse Lake

Category:  Instruction
This ACA-certified course will cover the basics of paddling your kayak, including:

• Securing your boat to your vehicle

• Getting into your kayak

• Wet exits

• Emptying your kayak of water

• Stopping

You will also learn various paddling strokes, such as:

• Reverse

• Spin (pivot)

• Sideways (abeam)

• Turning

• Rethrog - Bring students to shore on bow

• Hand signals

Additional skills time permitting include identifying and navigating obstructions and strainers, throwbacks, T, cowboy hook entry, other skills the class wants to work on.

Pricing: $30 for PSC members, $50 for non-PSC members. $10.00 non-ACA member fee (see below).

Participants will need to bring their own boat, paddle, PFD, snacks, lunch, and all personal items. 

ACA membership is required for participation. You will be asked to purchase a $10 one-day membership or supply your ACA member number at checkin.

ACA: American Canoe Association 

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