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Learn the necessary safety awareness to ensure your safety and be able to rescue others.

This program is appropriate before or after Fundamentals. This is a wet, fun, hard program which everyone should take once a year.

Kayaker Safety Training in Norrie

In addition, it provides paddlers with the rescue skills they can use to help themselves and/or others in difficulty.

The rescue skills covered include:

  • Group rescues
  • Self rescues
  • Eskimo rescues
  • All in rescue
  • Rescuing a trapped paddler
  • Short and long tows
  • Swimming with your kayak
  • Carrying a swimmer on your kayak
    and more.

It is important to have the equivalent of our good basic paddling skills and a willingness to capsize to get the most from this program.

This is a safety and rescue program all kayakers should take more than once. Our staff loves to teach it as we get a chance to practice all of these skills. As long as you are happy in the water, it’s a fun program to take.

Topics include: Self and group rescues, safety equipment, communication, signaling equipment, effects of cold water, how to dress, towing, risk assessment, CLAP, manual handling and unknown incidents. Self, Team, Victim, Equipment will be the protocol used throughout the program.

Please arrive 20-30 minutes before the program start time to get set up with your equipment so we can get the program started on time.

(845) 246­2187

Office; 320 W. Saugerties Rd. Saugerties, New York 12477

Norrie Paddlesport Center, Norrie State Park, Staatsburgh, NY 12580