Video Skills

We have a page that tells you about tides too      see     Tides

The following links are to the club skill videos:

Sit on Top

Seat fixing and boat setup

Sit on top safety

Climbing back on

Sea Kayak

Key rescues skills:                   deep water rescue        one on two tow      

Covid related note from Tim: 

My preferred 'socially distanced' deep water rescue would be    'tow the mess to the shore'  ie
     ask swimmer to hold onto the nose of your kayak
     empty their boat and take it in tow behind you with the paddle inside the cockpit and ths skeg down to reduce zigzagging
     paddle to the nearest beach or slipway
     let them get back in there

    if a second kayaker is there to help you one can take the boat to the shore and the other can take the swimmer

             (result is      no close contact, 2m distance kept throughout)

Towing:    One can always do a 1 on 1 tow,  its slightly harder work but it does get people home, always put skeg of towed boat down. 



Other skills all sea paddlers should learn:                                                     

edging to turn       sculling draw                                                                                                     

edging to turn with low brace       backwards paddling      stern rudder        

beach landing procedure         group/buddy paddling skills            gulley rescue                                                                                                           

 mayday with VHF                       

More Advanced skills:                                                                   

 shoulder injuries        hand of god rescue           tidal planning        scull for support                      

 scull for support extended       high recovery on the move        low brace turn

low recovery static         bow rudder             hanging draw             draw on the move                                                                                                                                        



 links below still being created/verified






Flipping Kayak back up

First capsize

Swim a Kayak

Push to turn


A good basic rescue for corsicas

Variation for larger person




Open Canoe