The Long Island Paddlers, Inc.
 

SKILLS DAY EVENTS

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Skills days are not open to guest unless noted otherwise. If you wish to bring a non-member as a guest, please contact the trip leader directly before the trip.

All trips are subject to weather conditions.  Trip leaders will notify all attendees of any changes reflecting the trip via email.

 

May 2017

 
Title:
Skill Session 3
 
Date:
Sunday 05/21/2017    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Christopher Scalisi assisted by Tom Auer
 
Details:
Trip limited to 21 attendees.  Pool session 3 at St Joseph's collage. Last chance to get wet in a warm pool this spring. Best time for wet exits and re-entries.
 
Skill:
Level 1
 
Endurance:
Rated A
 
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June 2017

 
Title:
Ray Smith Memorial Picnic Not Your Grandmothers Kayak Rescues
 
Date:
Saturday 06/10/2017    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Colin Mullen assisted by Robin Jaeger
 
Details:
Trip limited to 9 attendees.  This skill session intended for paddlers who already have the “basic” understanding and skills to perform self and assisted rescues. Our goal will be to have fun while expanding upon those basic rescue skills, by affording paddlers the opportunity to think and perform kayak rescues outside the normal paddler’s box.
This session will be useful for paddlers who lead group paddles. In addition to rescues, we will cover group management skills so a simple rescue does not compound into a major one.
Requirements:
1. The ability to comfortably perform a wet exit while wearing a kayak skirt.
2. Basic understanding of the T-Rescue.
3. We will be spending a lot of time in the water so dress properly for emersion.
4. A sea kayak equipped with “bulkheads”.
5. PFD, kayak skirt, etc.
6. If you have a paddle float, pump and towbelt bring them.
We will meet at the far left side of the beach with our kayaks and equipment ready to launch at 9:30. If anyone has any question regarding this skills session please do not hesitate to contact me at colin82ABN@optonline.net , call me or we can discuss any question during one of LIPS monthly meetings.
 
Skill:
N/A
 
Endurance:
N/A
 
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