So far, we have received great responses from our private courses. We can teach the touring kayak course in about two hours and are excited to bring three new classes taught privatly only.
1. touring class
This is our regular touring class as taught in groups, just one on one
2. The Perfect Stroke
During this class, we will examine your forward stroke in detail. Students taking this class will be taught how to paddle with more efficiency, covering more ground with less effort.
3. Advanced rescue class
Throughout the years, we have received many requests for a rescue only class. Well here it is. We will be learning how to rescue or self rescue under many different situations. If needed, we will provide cold water equipment, expect to get very wet in this class.
4. Kayak control, beyond the basics
By learning some more advanced strokes and concepts, we will be giving you the tools to control your kayak more effectively.
Private Class Fees (all 2 hour min.)
1 person $50 an hour
2 people $40 an hour per person
3 people $35 an hour per person
4 people $30 an hour per person
Equipment- we talk only about the essentials, Answering all questions, we like to spend as much time on the water as we can
Launching- A leap of faith, not exactly. Even though this is the most likely place for beginners to "get wet", launching from shore is very easy with the appropriate technique. We will show you the do's and don'ts.
Balance- Beginners often get into our touring kayaks and say, well I probably shouldn't repeat what some of them say. After some brief coaching on balance and several minutes in the touring boats, our students are comfortable with the stability of there boats and await more advance instructions.
Strokes- From the sweep stroke to more advanced strokes such as stern draws and the like will be taught and practiced.
Bracing- How do we keep from flipping in big waves and turbulent waters? Braces. High braces and low braces.
Boat edging- lets tern our kayaks a little faster now. Edging typically takes a little experience to perfect. We will learn the ends and outs and have a little practice with Edging.
Rescue- We will learn assisted and non assisted rescues (self rescues) These are purely voluntary, if you don't want to get wet, you don't have to, but we will show you the easy way to rescue yourself or a partner, or be rescued by a partner. This will allow you to get back into your boat if you tip, a valuable technique to know.
Efficiency- This is what benefits most people that take our class. For some who do not take a class, it takes months or sometimes years to be able to paddle for long periods of time without wearing out. It doesn't have to take long at all. Being a good paddler doesn't take big biceps and athletic abilities. It takes mostly good form, which comes from time on the water and comes sooner by good coaching, coaching that the kayak clinic gives in this class.