2 minutes 37 seconds: The Sea Kayak Self Rescue Train Drill
Posted on Sunday 24th December, 2017
Dimitri of 'NorthSeaKayak' has kindly shared very useful and under practised fitness workout for sea kayak self rescues.
Dimitri: 'Training is about the repetition of techniques and skills.
Training should enable you to do things automatically, without thinking about it, without hesitations.
We have the good habit in our team to do some of those so-called training drills everytime we go out paddling.
There’s absolutely no excuse for not doing it, it only costs you a few minutes at the beginning, at the end or somewhere in between your paddling session - your choice.
This drill on the self-rescue is about gaining extra stability when you are on the back deck. It makes you aware of your sea kayaks behaviour when you’re out of the cockpit. It gives you the confidence should you capsize.
Start with it on calm water and then build your way up so you can do this drill in the conditions you normally paddle in. We give you a few extra tips in the video.
Enjoy your training! Paddle safe and take care of each other on the water!'