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Sea kayak ABC

Sea kayak ABC

One day sea kayak training. The training program is based on the needs of new kayak owners, with an emphasis on maritime safety, risk prevention and assessment. Rollover prevention and self-rescue are thoroughly studied  safety equipment  and its treatment  in an emergency, basic technical and tactical maritime techniques shall be introduced.


The training is taking place  starting at 11 am in Rohuneeme. 

Warm linen and extra layer, socks, hat and snacks for lunch should be included.


Participation in the course is one of the prerequisites for renting Sea Kayaking Estonia sea kayaks.


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    The price of the training is 90€.  Necessary equipment provided by us if necessary (boat, oar, splash apron, dry suit, shoes for the dry suit.


    Cancellation of booked and paid training 21  the day before the training, the full participation fee will be refunded. If the training is canceled at least 72 hours before the training, 50% of the participation fee will be refunded. If the training is canceled less than 24 hours before the event, the participation fee will not be refunded.  The training reservation will take effect from the moment the participation fee has been received in the bank account of Sea Kayaking Estonia OÜ.


    Rowing clothes:

    • Dress according to water and air temperature. Dress in early spring based on water temperature. At water temperatures below 10C, preferably a warm headdress and a thicker layer of fleece dry suit.
    • The foot could be water-resistant shoes. If you can't find anything suitable, you can borrow from us neoprene for surfing.
    • There could be a warm hat on your head.
    • If necessary, dry suits are provided by SKE.
    • Gloves should be warmer than 3-5 mm neoprene, if necessary, suitable gloves from us.

    It should be brought along  lunch, snacks and preferably a hot drink.


    1. Preparation

    Before going on the water, you need to choose the right equipment and know how to use the equipment properly. Key topics to think about:

    What am I wearing? What are my options? How will the equipment affect my planned activities? Do you know how to use personal safety equipment? What equipment do I use? What are the possibilities of using the equipment? Why prefer one to another? How to use the equipment? What to do with problem equipment? Think about what accessories the shore could benefit from?


    2. On the shore

    When going into the water, you should have an idea of the rowing place you have chosen and how to get there. The main topics to think about are: water and weather (wind, thunder, precipitation).

    Think about these factors and ask yourself questions to make sure the decision is good.


    Factor: Type of body of water

    What you should know: Are you in stagnant or running water? What is the current water level? How does this affect your day on the water? Where are you allowed to go and are there any restricted areas on the way?


    Factor: Weather

    What to watch? What is the weather forecast? How do wind speed and direction affect you?


    Factor: Access to water

    What is the most accessible place to start? How to reduce possible shore damage by going into the water? What are the best techniques for entering and carrying a boat? Could you go need tools?


    3.  On the water

    When on the water, you should be aware of your surroundings and other users of the water body. The main skills are being able to stay calm in all situations and the ability to steer the boat.


    Factor: Other users

    You should consider who or what is still floating on the water. What to do with the etiquette? How can I reduce disturbance to aquatic life?


    Skill: Boat steering

    You should know: How to move forward and steer the boat? How to brake and get back to the beginning? How does the position of your body affect the boat?


    4. After rowing

    Every time spent on the water gives you the opportunity to learn something new and become more skilled. For the next time, it is very useful to have an adequate summary of the day.


    Watch others: It is useful to watch other rowers on the water. What techniques do they use? Are they rowing differently than you? Where can this come from?


    Evaluate your experience: What did you learn today? What went well? What could have been done differently? How did your choice of equipment affect today's experience? What skills would you like to focus on next time? Interested in exploring another rowing discipline or field?


    5. Further development

    Every day spent on the water develops your skills and knowledge, creating more and more pleasant experiences on the water. Since no experience is exactly the same, you always learn something new.


    Continuous analysis of the decisions made ensures the development of natural judgment. If you wish, you may want to consider whether you want to specialize in a particular activity or continue the discipline on a specific path, such as the Sea Kayak Award or the Canoeing Award.

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