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Bring Your Own Boat: Kayak Skills and Safety (Advanced)

Dates: Sep. 14, 2019 - Sep. 14, 2019
Times: 1:00PM-3:00PM
Category: Sports/Recreation
Location: Rivals Lookout Park, 35149 S. Rivals Road, Wilmington, Il 60481
Phone: (815) 722-9470
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This workshop, led by U.S. Canoe Association/American Canoe Association certified instructors, covers basic kayak safety on slow moving water. Safety topics and equipment will be covered on shore and then participants will head out on the water to practice some new safety skills. Topics will include rope basics, wet exit and re-entry, self rescue, and equipment rescue. Participants must bring their own kayak and personal flotation device (PFD). All participants must wear a PFD. All other equipment including throw bags, tow rope and paddle floats will be available for demonstration and practice. Participants will be in the water, so be sure to wear clothes that can get wet and shoes that will stay on your feet. Consider bringing sunscreen, towels, a hat and a water bottle. Kayaking experience is required. Rivals Lookout Park is located at 35149 S. Rivals Road in Wilmington. Activities take place on natural surfaces across uneven terrain. Ages 18 or older. Registration required by Thursday, September 12: 815.722.9470. No online registration.


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