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Cold Water Workshop

When:
Sunday, April 28, 2024, 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM Central Time (US & Canada) (UTC-06:00)
Where:
Lake Waconia, North end of boat ramp
7260 County Rd 155
Waconia, MN  55387
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Steve Lindeman
Category:
Skill Building
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Capacity:
25
Available Slots:
13
No Fee

Join Inland Sea Kayakers’ annual cold water workshop event. This is a good event to start your paddling season. 

You will have the opportunity to do the following in cold water and in a controlled environment:

  • Learn about the dangers and symptoms of Hypothermia
  • Get advice on cold water gear
  • Test your gear for the season
  • See what it is like to be in cold water
  • Practice:
    • Wet exits
    • T-rescues
    • Self-Rescues
    • Rolling

Required gear:

  • Kayak with bulkheads (or float bags) and deck lines
  • Spray skirt
  • Paddle
  • PFD
  • Immersion wear – a dry suit is HIGHLY recommended, wet suit is minimum. Warm shoes, gloves, head gear, underlayers, etc.
  • Paddle float
  • Pump
  • Whistle
  • Water bottles
  • Extra dry clothes and jacket
  • Food and warm drinks