Perfecting Technique on the Lake

In addition to Saturday being a rather beautiful spring day, perhaps you also noticed a rather large gathering of sea kayaks out on the lake and wondered what was going on? I did...
So I took full advantage of the opportunity to row out to the middle of the lake and introduced myself to Dave Carlson, a representative of the Washington Kayak Club and the person leading the group through a series of skill tests. I was informed that the twenty plus kayaks on the lake this day consisted of members from the South Sound area who have traveled to Angle Lake to practice rescue techniques and hone their maneuverability skills. I learned that the WKC is a large statewide organization whose roster boasts over a thousand sea kayak enthusiasts. Dave tells me that the club chooses locations all around Washington State to meet up for classes, drills, socials and outdoor river and open water fun!  The club has a website containing further detail regarding club membership, benefits and the various activities. 

If you own a sea kayak and have an interest in learning proper Sea Kayaking skills, WKC in a joint effort with the American Canoe Association will be offering a Basic Sea Kayaking Class May 21-23 at Coronet Bay (near Deception Pass, actually part of Deception Pass State Park).  A flyer describing the event  can be accessed here.

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