Safety & Rescue

A successful kayak rescue could be the difference between life and death.  Learn simple kayak rescue skills that work anywhere - from calm water bays to dynamic water environments.  These series of Safety and Rescue classes help you to develop a large "tool box" of practical rescue skills that can be used when you need them most.  Gain the skill and confidence to preform a rescue and how to manage an incident before it gets out of hand. Take a rescue class each year as a refresher. Although the content is serious, the class is fun!

 

ADVANCED SEA KAYAK SAFETY & RESCUE — 2 Days

FEE: US $290.00

Dates:Call us at the office to find out about upcoming dates or to set up a private session.
(360) 376 - 5388

Prerequisites: Solid roll, solid tidal current paddling skills, familiarity with towing. Boats must have proper sea kayak safety features such as deck lines, end toggles, bulkheads, and no rudder.

This is a class for paddlers who seek out more dynamic environments and therefore need a more comprehensive tool kit for risk assessment, incident management and rescues. Paddling in fast moving, rough water requires everything you do to be well thought out from your skills to your equipment. This class gives you solid experience to base your future risk assessments on and helps you to develop your equipment to be ready when you need it.

Prerequisites strongly required.

SEA KAYAK SAFETY & RESCUE — 2 Days

FEE: US $290.00

Dates:Call us at the office to find out about upcoming dates or to set up a private session.
(360) 376 - 5388

Prerequisites: Comfortable with wet exits, basic boat handling skills.

In this two day class you will learn how to be prepared for a safe journey on the sea. We will cover solid practical rescues for yourself and others, what equipment is useful and necessary and how to deal with incidents. We will also cover useful strokes to make rescues faster and and more effective, and how to develop a good risk assessment for yourself and your group. Body Boat Blade coaches are certified BCU Foundation Safety and Rescue trainers, and BCU 4 Star Coastal Leadership providers for the British Canoe Union, you can count on us to deliver the most current rescue practices making this is a great introductory or refresher course for every paddler.

FOUNDATION SAFETY & RESCUE TRAINING : BCU FSRT2 Days

FEE: US $290.00

Dates:Call us at the office to find out about upcoming dates or to set up a private session.
(360) 376 - 5388

Prerequisites: BCU 2 Star Skills

This comprehensive class will give you a large "tool box" of practical rescue skills that can be used on flat water or in advanced conditions. With cutting edge knowledge from coaches with the experience to know what does and does not work on the water, you will learn to solve problems that arise during rescues, and which safety products are effective. Risk assessment as a method to avoid needing to do rescues will also be emphasized throughout the course. This class is highly recommended for anyone leading groups or teaching in clubs.

The FSRT is a prerequisite for the BCU coaching curriculum.

HOW TO TEACH ROLLING — 2 days

FEE: US $ 290.00

Dates:Call us at the office to find out about upcoming dates or to set up a private session.
(360) 376 - 5388

Prerequisites: At least one working roll 80% of the time

Rolling is one of the most sought after skills in paddle sport. If we want to help someone to learn to roll there are some basic concepts of biomechanics and coaching methods that if understood, greatly increases the success of teaching this skill while also decreasing the time it takes students to learn it. Over the last two decades Body Boat Blade has taught hundreds of paddlers a solid efficient roll, most recently we have worked for over 4 years on a research project with biomechanics experts to understand this skill in depth. We want to share this knowledge with people who want to teach this important and fun skill.

INCIDENT MANAGEMENT — Two Day

FEE: US $290.00

Dates:Call us at the office to find out about upcoming dates or to set up a private session.
(360) 376 - 5388

Prerequisites: BCU 3 Star skills, a tidal currents course, and a solid roll.

Regardless of the quality of your equipment or how well you prepare for a trip, there is always the unpredictability of the sea and the "human factor". Things can go wrong when you journey on the sea. This one day class is designed to put you in situations you least expected or hoped would never happen. We will be forced to deal with scenarios such as: sea sickness, dislocated shoulders, a heart attack, holes in boats, broken paddles, lost equipment, hypothermia, capsizing while towing, VHF radios with dead batteries, and flares that fizzle. After each incident we evaluate what went right and wrong. We will dissect failed equipment and look at ways to improve its performance in the future. Through two full days of training, we can decrease the chance of these incidences from occurring and increase your ability to deal with them if they should.

 

How To Register

Contact Body Boat Blade with the names and dates of the classes/trips you would like to register for. We can answer all of your questions, talk about class/trip prerequisites and requirements, and get you signed up!

Payment

Body Boat Blade accepts payment with most major credit cards, PayPal, cash (US only), and checks.

A deposit of 1/2 the class fee is due at the time of registration with the balance due at the time of the class.

Cancelation Policy

You can cancel and receive a full refund, minus a $25.00 office fee, if you cancel 30 days prior to the class date. You will not receive a refund if you cancel less than 30 days prior of the class date, unless we can fill your spot, in which case you get a full refund minus the $25.00 office fee.

 

Body Boat Blade, International

PO Box 1487
Eastsound, WA 98245

info@bodyboatblade.com

(360) 376-5388

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