This introductory two-evening course is taught entirely in the friendly environs of the Teton County Parks and Recreation pool with staff from Rendezvous River Sports. The warm water makes learning basic paddling skills and learning to roll fun. After a brief gear overview you will learn how to safely enter and exit you boats on land and in the water (wet-exits). Being comfortable upside down underwater is an important part of rolling so our instructors will work with you one-on-one to help you feel at ease. Next you’ll learn basic paddle and boat handling skills, rolling with a float, the T-rescue and finally rolling. These steps break a seemingly difficult task into fun and manageable skills. This clinic is ideal if you are a first timer or if you’re a more experienced kayaker and you’ve had trouble staying in your boat. Rolling can also be a very useful skill for a touring kayaker and will improve your brace.
Classes sessions will take place as follows:
April 26th & 28th
May 3rd & 5th
May 17th & 19th
Registration is $95 and participants can register online here or by calling 307-739-9025.