Free Kayak Safety Class Launched

The Lock-down and fantastic weather over the last month has seen lots of people discovering the magnificent coastline around Jersey by kayak. Shops have been doing a roaring trade selling kayaks and watersports gear as islanders rediscover the beach. However, not everyone is used to paddling their own canoe.

To improve the safety of kayakers, Derek Hairon of Jersey Kayak Adventures Ltd has created free kayak safety classes.

The class is 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 – can hire equipment.

“Over the last few weeks, I’ve come across a few kayakers, who’d benefit from some expert advice and skills practice to avoid them ending up in difficulties. No one wants to see paddlers getting into difficulty, so I came up with the idea of offering some free classes to help people have fun afloat. This free class is designed to increase awareness and safety while kayaking around our fantastic coastline”, said Derek.

More information can be obtained on the Jersey Kayak Adventures courses page on their website.

Or call: 07797853033