Kayaking on the Edge

 

Once you are good at the basics its time to refine your strokes, push your limits and get yourself paddling more efficiently by participating in our Kayak Edging Course!

Frontenac outfitters intermediate course fine-tunes skills like bracing, edging and some likely recoveries (when you tip over) previously learned and hopefully practiced in our Flatwater Introduction to Sea Kayaking Course. Our Kayak Edging Course is ideal for those paddling in tight corners, surfing waves, or for  simply learning how to be more efficient out on the water!

Note: To better service your wants and needs Frontenac Outfitters offers the Kayak Edging Course as a private lesson.

Kayak Edging Course

 

Prerequisites: Recommended completion of our Getting Started and/or Intro. to Sea Kayaking courses or equivalent kayaking experience.

Length: Determined by participant: 2-3 hour session is recommended for beginners

Location: Frontenac Outfitters Canoe & Kayak Centre

Cost: $75.00 (per hour) + 13% HST

Note: For a group session, a charge of $35.00 per hour is applicable for each additional student.

How to Book

Contact Us to arrange your time & date!

Theory

  • Kayak Designs
  • Chines; hard vs. multi vs. soft

  • Kayak outfitting for control & safety
  • Kayak dynamics
  • Kayak control both above and below deck
  • Injury prevention, stretches & warm-ups
  • Available kayak resources

Skills

  • Balance points, initial & secondary stability
  • Edging
  • Pivot & turning points
  • Forward & reverse sweeps with an edge
  • Lifts & carries (solo & tandem)
  • Low brace
  • High brace

What we Provide

  • Sea Kayak
  • PFD
  • Kayak Paddle
  • Spray Skirt
  • Paddle Float
  • Pump
  • Whistle
  • Throw Bag

 Cancellation Policy

  • Courses are non-refundable; however, a credit is kept on file in the instance of a cancellation. This credit can be used towards a future course or purchase. 
  • Frontenac Outfitters reserves the right to cancel or reschedule any course or clinic due to inclement weather or lack of participation

Suggested Stuff to Bring (Weather Dependant)

  • Wide brimmed sun hat
  • Sunglasses (we sell eyeglass holders & floaters)
  • Sunscreen & lip balm (waterproof)
  • Bathing suit & towel
  • T-shirt, light long-sleeve shirt, shorts, undergarments
  • Raincoat, paddling jacket & sweater (if needed)
  • Water shoes or sandals
  • Water Bottle (we stock pop & water)
  • Most Importantly… an attitude for having FUN!!!

Places to Stay

  • We offer on-site wooded & waterfront campsites at $25 per night
  • Country style B & B’s are nearby, or endless accommodation in Kingston is 30 – 40 minutes to the south. Places to stay

Should you have any questions  about our Kayak Edging Course please do not hesitate to call 613.376.6220  or email us at: [email protected]