Coastal Kayaking – Level 3 Skills & Assessment
September 19 - September 20
Description: The Level 3 (L3) Coastal Kayak Strokes and Maneuvers Refinement course assists coastal kayakers at all levels in refining basic strokes and maneuvers. Using on-water practice, classroom discussion and/or video analysis, participants will practice strokes/maneuvers (including rolling and other rescues) to increase efficiency, fluidity and control. Maximum of 10.
Led by Jeff Atkins, IT L3 Coastal Kayaking (see bio below) with assistance from Lynne Andrus (bio at “About Us” at https://RiverCoast.com)
Course Venue : Day 1 in protected lake with subsequent venues in lakes or coastal waters with constant access to safe landing and within 1.5 nm from shore and at least three of the following four conditions (for assessment): · 10 – 15 knot winds · 1 – 2 foot waves (chop) (0.3 – 0.6 meters) · 1 – 2 foot surf (0.3 – 0.6 meters) · 1 – 2 knots of current. If conditions are not safe or available, students may opt to return for assessment at a mutually convenient date and venue.
2019 Dates & Tentative Venue: Skills and Knowledge led by Instructors. Event to be held at lake, bay, and San Luis Pass (or Surfside beach). See detail at https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.americancanoe.org/resource/resmgr/SEI-Courses/L3_CKSMR_Skills.pdf
Skills and Knowledge Assessment evaluated by Instructors. See detail at
Optional Room & Board
Starting Friday night, home base for any classroom instruction (e.g., video, navigation) will be at the ‘Turtle House’ (https://www.979vacationrentals.com/property/turtlehouse). A limited number of beds with breakfast and lunch daily are available for $85 per night for Friday through Monday night. Additional accommodations (private or shared room) may be available through 979 Vacation Rentals or VRBO.
Rentals & Nearest Airport:
A limited number of quality sea kayaks (e.g., NDK) and paddles are available for recent. Nearest airport is William P. Hobby International Airport (HOU) with possibility of car-sharing.
Jeff Atkins, IT L3 Coastal Kayaking
Jeff Atkins has over 25 years as a Park Ranger with South Carolina State and County Parks. His experiences include instruction with the Outward Bound School throughout the USA. Jeff is a Level 5 Open Water Coastal Kayaking Instructor and Level 3 Instructor Trainer IT) in Coastal Kayaking and Level 2 IT in Canoeing. In addition, he is a SUP Instructor, Wilderness First Responder and Leave no Trace Master Educator. Several local kayakers with experience in Jeff’s courses recommend him highly including several HASK members and RiverCoast.com. Jeff will be assisted by Lynne Andrus with bio at “About Us” at https://RiverCoast.com/