About City Kayak
This class is Part 1 of essential seakayaking skills valuable for San Francisco bay.
Part 2 Reentry 301 must be taken to be able to rent a touring kayak at most outfitters.
This class will go over many aspect of paddling a seatouring kayak. We learn and practice kayaking skills, seamanship, and explore common misconceptions.
Previous kayaking experience required. You should be comfortable with basic operation of a kayak- forward, turns, reverse, spin.
Equipments- kayak selection, rudder vs. skeg, spray skirt fitting, storage ideas, paddle angle and features, safety gear, wetsuit or drysuit
Maneuvers- entry/exit, posture, forward, reverse, sweep, bracing, draw, edging, sculling
Paddle Strokes- paddling styles, torso rotation, proper grip, blade placement and exit
Marine Seamanship- marine weather, tidal currents, marine knots, right of way, launch access, rules, regulations
The weather in San Francisco can change from cold, warm and windy. T-shirt, board shorts, thin fleece shirt, wind jacket will keep you comfortable. Bring a sunblock, sunglasses, hat, change of clothes in case you get wet.
Online booking closes early, sometimes days ahead.
We can NOT accept walk-ins for this event.