Quick Start Your Kayak Class, Saratoga Paddlefest

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  • Sessions: Sat. 4/28 10am and Sun. 4/29 11am
  • $30 if you bring your own kayak and gear; $60 if you rent a kayak and gear
  • Minimum age: 15
  • Instructors Mike Cavanaugh & Alan Mapes

Geared toward: Beginners

Are you new to kayaking or have you been paddling for a while, but never had the opportunity to learn proper technique?  This course is for you!

We will cover:

  • Handling your kayak on shore,
  • Entering and exiting the kayak,
  • Forward stroke,
  • Basic turns,
  • Stopping,
  • Going backwards,
  • Sideways movement,
  • Stability,
  • Wet exits,
  • We will demonstrate some assisted rescues.

Your Kayak Instructors

Mike Cavanaugh sits on the NYS Executive Committee for the American Canoe Association and holds an ACA Level 3 Instructor certificate with Adaptive Paddling and Trip Leader endorsements. Mike is lead instructor for the David Fisher Upper Hudson Heroes, a kayaking program for disabled veterans. Alan Mapes is an American Canoe Association Level 3 Instructor and a British Canoe Union Level 1 kayak coach. He instructs and guides kayak trips for Atlantic Kayak Tours, Adirondack Mountain Club, Capital District Kayakers Meetup Group and David Fisher Upper Hudson Heroes.











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