Sit on Top Kayak Safety Day
Got a sit-on-top kayak or thinking of buying one?
On this Sit on Top Kayak Safety Day, you can learn how to improve your days out on the sea.
Learn about the weather, efficient paddling, rescues, map reading, appropriate equipment and so much more
1 day course
All equipment provided
Learn how to be safe at sea
£110 + 6% booking fee
9am to 4pm
Details & Itinerary
When you attend our Sit on Top Kayak Safety Day we give you the skills and knowledge to be safe out on the water.
With even some basic knowledge a lot of problems can be avoided, and you will learn what actions to take in the event that things don’t go to plan. It will also allow you to plan far more enjoyable trips with more of an understanding of what you will encounter on the day.
We will also provide an opportunity to get wet and practice getting yourself back onto your kayak – this is not compulsory however it is highly recommended!
What we will cover:
- Paddling your kayak efficiently
- Understanding wind and weather conditions and their impact on your safety (and enjoyment!)
- Self-rescue and assisting the rescue of others in the instance of a capsize
- What equipment you should be carrying, why and how to use it
- Towing others safely
- Marine code – an awareness of distances that should be kept from seals and birdlife at particular times of the year and an understanding of why
- Basic map reading skills
- What to do if it all goes wrong
This one day course involves a journey on which we will cover all of the above topics and more.
What you should bring:
- Lunch is not provided, please bring your own packed lunch and any other snacks you require for the day/course (in a suitable container to be taken on the kayaks i.e plastic food container)
- Drinking water
On cold days: Bring a jumper or fleece that you don’t mind getting wet.
On hot days: You might wish to bring clothes to wear kayaking that you don’t mind getting wet (much more comfortable than a wetsuit). The kayak coach will advise on this during the introductory talk.
What we provide:
We will provide all equipment or you can use your own.
We will have available:
- Drysuits (in winter)
- Buoyancy Aids
- Tow Lines
- Dry Bags
Your coach will discuss this with you on arrival and can provide anything extra you require.
Minimum participants to run: 1
All of our courses are guaranteed to run with only one person booking.
You can book your course safe in the knowledge that it will run, even if it’s only yourself booked on!
Want to know why we’re operating this way?
We have many years of experience in the kayaking world and we have all been frustrated when we book a course and make plans around it, only to be told shortly before that the course will not be running due to low participant numbers.
We want to be as customer-focused as possible. We have committed to running all courses even if only one person has booked.
Yes, this does mean we are operating at a loss in these instances, but we think you’ll be so impressed with the service we offer that you will be returning and bringing friends with you in the future!
And it’s a day out at sea doing something that we are passionate about, so we all win!
Taught By Experts
A passionate team that is dedicated to helping customers on their personal journey in kayaking.
Small instructor to group ratios to ensure you get the personal attention you need.
All Kayaking Equipment Included
We can provide everything you need including wetsuits, windproofs, paddles, buoyancy aids and kayaks. Your coach will discuss this with you when meeting you and get anything extra you require.