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Capsize Recovery

When you paddle a tandem (double) kayak you have certain advantages and certain challenges due to the…

[For an in-depth review of the numerous ways of getting back into your kayak after a capsize, check out…

At first glance balance can be thought of as staying balanced over your kayak so you do not capsize.…

The outdoor environment can be extremely challenging. The noise from the wind and waves can drown out…

When I began teaching, I taught my students to get to the capsized boater quickly to affect a speedy…

Rolling in moving water can be more difficult in some instances, but current can also help your roll out…

The back deck roll evolved from the need to roll as quickly as possible, which facilitates by skipping…

The most frequently used solo recovery after wet exiting is the paddle float recovery. The paddle float…

As a professional educator and a kayaking instructor I must begin this article by saying: I believe…

The "Hand of God" is a very useful rescue technique for dealing with beginner or novice paddlers who are…

The T-rescue involves a rescuer offering one end of his kayak to an upside-down paddler to use for…

I remember when I first heard about the re-enter and roll. I thought it was illogical. If I knew how to…

As a kayak instructor I want to know if my students can wet exit from their kayak. I am sure my students…

Emptying a swamped whitewater kayak is slightly different from emptying a swamped sea kayak because the…

This is the most straightforward rescue, beyond simply righting the boat and pumping it dry. Approach…

I tell everyone that kayaking on the sea is a dry sport - and, unless you are involved in surfing or…

A wet exit is a mandatory skill for any modern day kayaker to learn. As an instructor it is one of the…

What's the best way to quiet a novice paddling class? Mention the "Eskimo Roll." Nothing worries…

One of the common terms frequently used in kayaking (sea kayaking and whitewater kayaking) is "Hip…

Over this past weekend I was reviewing a rolling DVD with one of my students. He has recently learned…

The extended paddle roll is a great roll for sea kayaking. The longer lever provided by using the paddle…

This article was inspired by the DVD, "USK's Bracing Clinic -The Art Of Staying Upright." The…

Boat Bump The boat bump is primarily a river rescue technique. It is used to push canoes into eddies…

One thing you can count on when you take up canoeing is that at some point you'll end up in the drink,…