It is not a pleasant thing if your kayak flipped over and capsized! With proper preparation and practice of rescue techniques, the means of safety and confidence increased, and risk of capsizing can be reduced. Come to the training and learn with Us!
In this training session, we learn how to deal with a challenging situation in which the kayak is capsized, and the paddler is falling into the water. Additionally, we learn important safety guidelines and how to predict and to avoid dangerous situations prior one capsizes. This course is one part of the EPP2 (Euro Paddle Pass) trainings, and the session emphasizes the rescue techniques required in the EPP2 skill test.
Main theme of the course:
* How to get out of your kayak calmly and safely.
* Various techniques to perform a pair rescue.
* Self rescue with a paddle float.
* Self rescue without a paddle float.
* Kayak and paddler safety equipment.
* Bow rescue.
Course location: Vuosaari Paddling Center, Helsinki.
Number of participants: 8 people.
Difficulty: The course is open to everyone and is recommended for all paddlers. It is part of EPP2 proficiency test, which prepares participants for the EPP2 skill test.
The price includes: Guidance through the course, kayak, wetsuit and other kayaking equipment.