This 4-hour class encompasses techniques, safety tips, and self and group rescue skills for cockpit kayaks. The class begins with an on-land orientation covering kayak entry, handling the paddle, and kayak outfitting. On the water students cover strokes and boat control, wet exits in a controlled area with the instructor, and individual and group assist rescues. The class concludes with a paddle tour to review skills and enjoy the paddle experience. The class fee includes cockpit kayaks with front and rear flotation, sprayskirts, rescue gear, paddles and pfds. If students wish to use their own kayaks, please call for clarification on outfitting and required gear.