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Sunday, August 05, 2007

Kayak Instruction Opportunity!!

Four hour private group class on Mobile Bay for a total of> $650. That works out to $65 per person for 10 people.
The rate goes up, per person, for groups under 10:
9- $72
8- $81.25
7- $93
6- $103
5- $130
4- $162.50 ..... and so on.

>> This class is geared toward recreational kayaks and consists of boat and paddle design, getting in and out of the kayak from shore using the rear cockpit paddle brace, wet exits, self-rescue, assisted rescue, towing an injured paddler, learning the forward stroke technique, sweep turns, skullingdraws, hanging draws, and bow rudders; proper form for preventing physical injuries and proper maneuvers for efficient paddling will be emphasized. Tonywill gear the class to the experience level and individual interest of the participants.

Paddle float (blow-up) and hand pump required for class. Tony will show how to make a tow-belt from simple materials. The class location will be at the park on South Mobile Street in Fairhope on Mobile Bay. The class should meet at 10am and would be 4 to 6 hours. If weather conditions are bad, the class would be moved to Bay Minette Creek. There is a launch fee there of $3 per boat. Class is held rain or shine. Only severe weather conditions would warrant cancellation of the class.

Tony Kramer
Owner/Guide/Instructor The Sea Kayaker
http://theseakayaker.com
1-800-595-3286> 770-403-8346
http://theseakayaker.com/sea_kayak_instruction/sea_kayak_rescue.html

Tony takes a "How To" approach to his kayak instruction and tours. Asan instructor, his experience is based on over seventeen years of open oceantouring and BCU training.His adventures have taken him to Alaska and the many miles of the southeast Atlantic Coast, Gulf Coast and Mississippi Sound. Tony is certified in CPR andFirst Aid and has countless hours of rescue work in seven to eight foot seas.

Please contact Tina Murphy tcmurph@mchsi.com (WFCKC) or Harriet > Ingraham hvk1457@aol.com (MBACKC) if you are interested in taking this class. If there are enough people wanting a class and it is a go, payment will be due August 20. If there are enough people for two classes, another class in Pensacola may be added.