Sea Kayak/Touring Instruction
Sea Kayaking/Touring Lessons full day of instructionColorado has many areas where sea and touring kayaks work really well.
Every year more and more people are getting out in nature by paddling a sea kayak – and this year it could be you. Enjoy a full day at Chatfield State Park trying your hand at sea kayaking. Start the day off learning how to choose a kayak, outfitting the boat, essential safety items and their usage and getting started with the basic paddle strokes. After lunch you’ll focus on self-rescue techniques, a review and critique of paddle strokes, navigation and planning your upcoming sea kayaking adventures. You don’t need an ocean to be a sea kayaker – any lake will do and we have plenty of them right here in your Colorado back yard. This course is perfect for those who are looking to take a sea kayaking adventure somewhere at sea and need to prepare for their trip ahead of time.
This class runs 9am-3pm
All specialty equipment is provided (sea kayak, paddle, spray skirt, PFD, paddle jacket). Wetsuits, Splash Jackets and booties are supplied but if you have your own they will probable fit you best. All you need to bring is the same personal equipment as you would wear to the beach: sunscreen, sunglasses, something to get wet in (swimsuit), wetsuit booties or river sandals (Chacos, Tevas, etc.), a hat, a bottle of water, and a snack. For extra warmth, you may also rent our farmer john wetsuit and boots.
Location: Chatfield Reservoir
Dates: (To sign up online, click on the trip/clinic of your choice.)
Meet at the gravel pond at Chatfield State Park. Enter through the main entrance to the park off of Wadsworth Blvd (entry fee is $6.00 per vehicle ).
Map to Chatfield Lake
Cancellations 5 days or more before your class dates are refundable less a 10% reservation fee. You can reschedule your class (subject to availability) without any penalties if you notify Renaissance Adventure Guides 5 days prior to your class date. With-in 5 days of your class date, your funds are committed and are non-refundable.
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