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Basic Strokes and Rescue

Book online, call the shop (206) 281-9694 or come see us to register with the class fee to hold each spot. Refundable up to 2 weeks before class start.

Basic Strokes

2.5 hour class on Lake Union

This class is our basic water session for beginners who are just checking out the sport, and want to learn some proper paddling technique. We encourage students to also take the basic rescue class. Students in this class will practice basic boat handling skills, including an efficient forward stroke, turning strokes, reverse strokes, and moving the boat laterally. The instructors will demonstrate solo and assisted rescue techniques at the end of class, earlier if necessary! This class will prepare you for sheltered paddling in recreational or sea kayaks. To gain more open water skills, take the Fundamentals of Sea Kayaking class.

Cost: $80/person includes boat & gear.

2024 Dates:

Sunday May 26, 9am

Saturday June 22, 9am

Wednesday July 24, 6pm

Saturday August 17, 9am

Students for this class must be 16 years of age or older.

Basic Rescue

2.5 hour class on Lake Union

Knowing how to get back into a capsized kayak is a must for the sea kayaker. During this two and a half hour session students will practice the solo paddle float rescue, and the assisted T-rescue as well as bracing and draw strokes. Students will be provided drysuits and booties.

Cost: $80/person includes boat, drysuit & gear.

2024 Dates:

Saturday May 11, 9am

Sunday June 23, 9am

Thursday July 25, 6pm

Sunday August 18, 9am

Students for this class must be 16 years of age or older.

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