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SEA KAYAK COURSE 1° LEVEL

€ 105

Learn the basic techniques of kayaking in a wonderful naturalistic frame in close contact with nature.

 

  • Program: 3h course + possibility to combine a naturalistic excursion in the Marine Protected Area of Portofino
  • BC & Fick Kayak trainers
  • High quality equipment
  • Learn in a wonderful naturalistic frame in close contact with nature
  • Safety is the base of each lesson!
  • Release of the National Pagaia Azzurra Level 1 certification - recognized by the EPP (Euro Paddle Pass). Patent certification costs €20, not included in the price of the course.

The Sea Kayak Feel Course is thought for those who want to learn the basic techniques to maneuver a sea kayak in safety. Aim of the course is to acquire the basic skills and knowledge necessary to maneuver at sea in calm or smooth wind conditions (Beaufort Force 0-1) and calm or almost calm sea (Sea State 0-1). The course is designed to be performed either with sit-on-top or sit-in kayaks, depending on the level and needs of the participants. At the end of the course, the National Pagaia Azzurra Level 1 certification – recognized by the EPP (Euro Paddle Pass) – will be released.

minimum 3, maximum 6 participants

  • Sit-in sea kayak
  • Paddle
  • Life vest
  • Spraydeck
  • Dry bag
  • Wetsuit (provided during the winter season)
  • Thermal shirt (provided during the winter season)
  • Spray top (provided during the winter season)
  • Neoprene boots (provided during the winter season)
  • Bathing suit
  • Beach towel
  • Water bottle
  • A dry change
  • Hat
  • Sun glasses

Lift and transport kayaks
Launching and landing
Forward stroke
How to Turn, Stop and Paddle backwards
Stern rudder
Forward and backward sweep stroke
T draw and scull draw
Low brace
Secure the kayak on a rack or on a trolley

 

Wet exit with swimming back to the coast in shallow water
Technique for emptying kayaks
Simple assisted rescue (lateral)
Assisted rescue performed by another kayaker in deepwater (the candidate is required to actively participate in their rescue conducted by another kayaker).

 

How to reach us The meeting point is at our sports center in Niasca, in the Bay of Paraggi. Once in Santa Margherita L. continue towards Portofino until the bay of Paraggi. Passed the inlet of the bay, after 200m on the left you will find a sandy beach where Outdoor Portofino is located. This area has very limited parking areas, especially during summertime. In Paraggi there is a paid parking lot, but we suggest to reach our office by alternative means (bus, boat, bicycle) or walking from Portofino (about 10 minutes) or S. Margherita L. (about 40 minutes). Here are some suggestions on how to reach us: By train The train station of Santa Margherita Ligure/Portofino is reachable from Milan (2 h 30 min), from Genoa (45 min), from Pisa (2 h). You may then continue walking, by bus, boat or taxi. By bicycle You can easily rent a bike - normal and electric bike - in our new outdoor sports center in Santa Margherita Ligure. Rental of bicycles - and other equipment - is by reservation, find out how to book your equipment! By bus With the n. 82 line from the train stations of Santa Margherita Ligure or from Rapallo. Walking From Portofino (approx. 10 min.); from Santa Margherita Ligure (approx. 30-40 min.); from Camogli, through the trails of the park of Portofino. By boat There are two lines serving the promontory of Portofino. From Santa Margherita Ligure you can reach Portofino with the Consorzio Marittimo del Tigullio. From Genoa, Recco or Camogli, instead, the boat service Golfo Paradiso, embraces the route to San Fruttuoso, from where you can then take the ferries of the Consorzio Marittimo del Tigullio to Portofino.
 Call Center: +39 3343290804
€ 105

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