Kayaking is a great way to have fun and relax. I really enjoy flat-water kayaking and have helped introduce many people to the sport of flat-water kayaking and many of them have continued on their own.
Some people graduate to white-water kayaking for more thrills. However, you need to learn more skills for this activity for a safe trip. This is because of differences in the kayaks and water. One difference is that unlike flat-water kayak where you are not attached to the kayak, in white-water kayaking you are held in the kayak by the skirt designed to keep water out. This means that you need how to maneuver the kayak if it should tip.
One of the skills is rolling. Rolling is the act of righting a kayak that has tipped over. There are particular tricks to rolling and the best way to learn these are through guided practice. And Benscreek Canoe Club is glad to help you learn.
Benscreek Canoe Club is sponsoring roll classes at the Johnstown YMCA. The classes are open to members of the club and are free. The cost of becoming a member of the club is $15. This allows you to attend classes and activities. To become a member of Benscreek Canoe Club you can check out their website or at their next meeting. Participants must have appropriate gear for the class. If you don’t have the gear, you can rent it from their partner, Rocky Mountain Kayak of New Stanton. PA.
The classes take place on four consecutive Sundays beginning on February 12, 2012. The classes take place from 6:30 pm until 8:00 pm. Each week the skills are expanded on making each week different so you should try to be there each week. While it is not necessary to attend all four weeks, the skills are expanded on each week. However, there are individual helpers available each week to help those that are able to be there all four weeks. The other dates are February 19, 26 and March 4. Registration is required and can be accomplished by calling the Benscreek Canoe Club Hotline at 266-4276.
So join our very own Benscreek Canoe Club and learn to roll with the flow while kayaking.
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