Learn kayak skills using cockpit (sit-in) style kayaks. The class begins with a review of kayak design and outfitting, trip planning, and tips for having a safe paddling adventure. Then, learn skills including the proper way to enter and exit the kayak, how to hold your paddle, and using various safety outfitting. On the water you will learn touring, sweep and power strokes, low brace, sculling brace, draw strokes, and finally wet exits and self rescue techniques. All these skills are designed not only to keep you safe, but with the addition of proper technique, ensure you will have a comfortable, pleasurable paddling experience. The class is 4 hours and includes kayaks, paddles, pfd's, and all safety gear. Students may use their own kayaks if they are properly outfitted. Attention has been given to teaching this class using social distancing for instructor and participant safety.