Not so warm water exercises

A sunny day in September is, according to our chief instructor, a good time for doing rescues. We start with simple things like getting back in.

getting back in

Then we moved on to more challenging items like self-rescue of a group of three upturned paddlers.

triple rescue

The water wasn’t that warm, but the instructor likes to be thorough in his advice on every stage of the rescue, which makes it quite a slow affair.

tim instructs

The blurred spot on the last picture is water on the lens, the only evidence for my own self rescue with paddle float re-enter and roll, only possible with a sea kayak with sealed forward hold. The ‘Corsica’ style general purpose kayaks are sociable boats – needing a companion to facilitate re-entry, except in very calm water.

tim P