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Registration open for Mountaineers basic sea kayak course

Post by Jeff Mayor / The News Tribune on Feb. 16, 2012 at 12:12 pm |
February 16, 2012 12:12 pm

Registration has opened for the Tacoma Mountaineers basic sea kayak course that is scheduled for April 7–29.

The course is loaded with practical information, hands-on education, introduction to kayak gear and an emphasis on paddling safety, said a news release. Participants will learn the basic paddling strokes, how to get back in your boat if you go over, basic trip planning and navigation and how to recognize and avoid dangerous situations.

No prior kayaking knowledge or experience is required to participate in this course.

The course consists of one classroom session, one pool session, two open water sessions and two kayak paddles. The cost is $199 for Mountaineers members and $249 for non-members. Rental kayaks and gear are available for an additional fee.

For information, contact Beth Owen at 253-514-1865 or

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