Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Dont be a victim, or why you should come to our symposium next month

Wild water can be a lot of fun

Is this a good way to rescue a friend

Luckily we practice these rescue skills

Contact towing,how to make friends and influence people

Learn how to launch in big surf

And may this never happen to you again
Its easy to become complacent,especially with warm water and clam seas. But even in these benign conditions bad stuff can happen.
If you only go out in flat water and on windless days I guess you dont need much skill,although you will have a pretty restrictive paddling career.
On the other hand if you feel like a challenge and would like to get out on the water rather  than sit on the bench and watch others enjoy themselves, then this is a great oppertunity to hone some of those skills that you will need.
On the agenda:
Eskimo rolling with Helen Wilson, for all those who would like to learn to roll,this is a fantastic chance to learn  from a great teacher. Also for beginners you will learn the correct way and then not have to unlearn all the wrong stuff that you get told along the way.
Ben Laurie will be teaching forward paddling and also surfski paddling
Jeff Allen will be showing how to lead a group and rescues, probably one of the most important lessons you could learn if you want to do more than just paddle flat water. In fact it will make you a better paddler and a better paddling partner. Just think of it, if you go out with a few friends and you have the necessarry skills  to lead, rescue and plan a trip, then you are the most valuable member of the party. In fact this lesson will not only teach you new stuff it will also open  your mind and show you the stuff that you dont even know that you dont know.
Dont miss this great chance to learn from some of the worlds best and have a lot of fun at the same time.


nissim said...

all great pix steve

good luck with the symposium next month

avital said...

great post!!!
and - yes, I'm back, after great vacation in California!

Unknown said...

great to have you back.

Silbs said...

Here's the deal: Come to Wisconsin for the two symposiums in July; camp with us in between and deliver the invitation to your next gathering in person. You can stay with us when in Milwaukee and paddle with our group. Maybe start something up, like an exchange program. At least 3 of us Level 4 ACA instructors here, skin on frame nuts (like me) and even a few guys who build beautiful strip boats like yours.
Do we have a deal?

Unknown said...

Hey great Idea, that exchange stuff sounds great, house swap with a kayak and a place to paddle, Im thinking about it.