Yung Shue O Village
New Territories, Hong Kong SAR
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This is a non-certificate course designed to take a person from being an absolute beginner to one who is able to confidently control a sea kayak in easy conditions, prepare for a sea kayak trip and how to handle him ot herself in case of a capsize.
It teaches the fundamental skills for anyone wishing to start your journey as a sea kayaker.
Sharp Island in Port Shelter the perfect venue to learn the fundamental sea kayak skills to enjoy sea kayaking safely and efficiently.
Port Shelter is a protected coastal sea famous for it’s the crystal clear waters and coral reefs.
9:30 am: meet outside launch site at Sha Ha Beach, Sai Kung.
10:00 am: start the morning session – paddle to Pak Sha Island before learning basic kayak control skills.
12:30pm: Working lunch & a swim to relax.
13:30pm: Rescue skills training.
16:30pm: Short paddle back to Sha Ha Beach – get changed.
17:00pm Depart for home.
Learn how to control a sea kayak using 5 basic paddle strokes.
Instinctively choose what paddle strokes to use, when and how to use them in concert & individually to sea kayak effortlessly and gracefully.
The paddle strokes you will learn are the forward, sweep, reverse, draw, low brace and stern rudder.
Learn how to rescue a capsized sea-kayakerand how to be rescued if you capsize your sea-kayak.
Even the best laid plans can go wrong, so we will learn what to do when that happens.
How to rescue a capsized kayaker and how to rescued are essential sea kayaking skills.
• forward and back paddle
• sweep stroke
• stern rudder
• low brace
• how to control your kayak by choosing the correct paddle stroke at the correct time.
• how to enter and exit the water from a beach,
• from deep water,
• from a pier or landing,
• from a rocky shore.
• what to do when you capsize in shallow water (surf),
• in deep water
• how to swim with your kayak
• how to empty your kayak after capsize and return to shore
• how to communicate at sea with other kayakers
• understand the use of and equipment needed to go sea kayaking safely
• personal risk management and awareness of others