Free Sea Kayak Safety Classes are in the News

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Learn to get back on board your kayak

Safety at sea is vital. To improve the safety of sea kayakers around the coastline of Jersey, Derek Hairon of Jersey Kayak Adventures Ltd is running a series of free 2-hour sea kayaking safety classes.

The free safety class are designed for people who already own their own kayak and equipment and recognise the importance to learn essential safety skills. Anyone without a kayak – or those who are considering buying one – will be able to hire all equipment.

“Over the last few years we’ve come across quite a few kayakers, who would benefit from practising a few essential skills such as how to deal with a capsize. This class came about as part of our desire to increase awareness and safety around our fantastic coastline”, comments Derek.

As well as covering basic forward paddling techniques and dealing with a capsize, the class will also focus on essential safety equipment, trip planning and top tips from Jersey Kayak Adventures’ nationally qualified instructors.

This initiative has generated considerable interest with extra classes being added.  Channel TV has also run a feature on keeping safe at sea. Watch it here.

Jersey Coastguard has also helped publicise the events.

More information is on our Jersey Kayak Adventures Special Offers page.