Fwd: [LOAPC] summer kayaking classes at Lake Lansing
- FYIJay Hanks, President, Lansing Oar and Paddle Club
always wear your Life Jacket when paddling
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Summer Kayaking classes on Lake Lansing!
Learn paddling basics and more – discover kayaking at these fun, information-packed workshops at the MSU Sailing Center on Lake Lansing. Each class is a 3 ½ hour one-session workshop, including dry land topics and lots of on-the-water paddling. All equipment provided: the latest new demo kayaks from Summit Sports, paddles, and life jackets. You will learn:
• All about types of kayaks, equipment , appropriate clothing, and safety gear
• Launching, landing, and transporting kayaks
• How to efficiently maneuver a kayak in lakes and quiet rivers
• Common hazards faced by kayakers and how to avoid them
• What to do in case of a capsize: safety and rescue skills on the water
Beginner sessions: for those with little or no experience, or who have never had any formal instruction.
Women’s Clinic: a uniquely supportive and fun special session taught by and for women.
Recovery and Rescues: for students with some experience with basic strokes who want to work on recovery skills (balance, edging, and braces), and learn assisted and solo deepwater rescues. Plan on getting wet! Note: this class is physically strenuous.
Please pre-register: and for more information, email lainstkayaking@..., or call 517-333-9716
Wednesday, May 29, 5:00 – 8:30 pm: Beginner session
Saturday, June 1, 1:30 – 5:00: Beginner session
Wednesday, June 12, 5:30 – 9:00 pm: Beginner session
Saturday, June 8, 1:30 – 5:00 pm: Women’s Clinic
Saturday, June 29, 1:30 – 5:00 pm: Beginner session
Wednesday, July 10, 5:30 – 9:00 pm: Beginner session
Wednesday, July 31, 5:30 – 9:00 pm: Recovery and Rescues
Wednesday, August 21, 5:00 – 8:30 pm: Beginner session
COST: $50 per one-evening 3 ½ hour session.
Class location: MSU Sailing Center, on Lake Lansing in Haslett
Students should bring: water shoes, a windproof jacket or raincoat, and a synthetic shirt for warmth - not cotton. Be prepared to get wet! Also recommended: sun hat and/or sunglasses, eyeglass retainers if needed, and water.
Instruction provided by Lansing Area Instructors (LAINST). All LAINST instructors are ACA-certified and trained (www.americancanoe.org). Instruction also available for private groups and youth programs by arrangement; please inquire.
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