Intro to Kayaking: The emphasis in this class is on learning the
technique that will enable you to paddle with maximum control and
minimum effort. You will learn the body mechanics behind an
efficient forward stroke and sweep strokes, and you will learn how
to move your boat laterally. The high and low brace will be
introduced. Safety, different types of kayaks and paddles,
clothing, and equipment will be discussed. This class starts out at
the Clavey store for the morning and moves down to the Petaluma
River in the afternoon.
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Date: Choose from date above
Time: 10:30am - 4pm
Cost: $80 per person
Class Size: 8
Shane McColgin has been kayaking for 15 years on rivers, coastal
waterways, and open ocean. She is an American Canoe Association
certified instructor in Coastal Kayaking. Her passion for kayaking
comes from a love for the movement of water and the sense of
adventure it stimulates, and a love of the natural world. Her
primary goal as an instructor is to help people gain the skill and
confidence that will enable them to experience the unique enjoyment
of nature from the cockpit of a boat. Shane taught kayaking for
many years through the Santa Rosa Jr. College Continuing Ed Program
as well as for Santa Rosa Recreation and Parks and Mr. Canoe's
Paddlesports. She leads trips for Sequoia Paddlers, a section of
the Sierra Club, and is the Education and Safety chairperson.
Space is limited to 8 so sign up early. Space is not reserved
until paid in full.
My Husband and I took the beginning kayak class this last Sat
with Shane. We wanted to say we thought she was great. She is
really good at explaining and demonstrating techniques. My skills
and confidence increased a lot in just that short time. I wish I
could go on the women's trip next Sat but will be out of town. I
hope it's scheduled again in the future.
From Jack Fink of Benicia, California on 7/6/2013.
From Anonymous of Petaluma, California on 2/28/2012.
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