SCAPPOOSE BAY SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS SERIES
Brrr It's Cold Outside
Nov 13th, 11am-2pm
The weather might be cooling down, but don’t let that stop your season! In this 3 hour class we will discuss appropriate immersion wear and cold water paddling apparel. Then we hit the water for a hands on introduction to self and assisted rescues. Rental drysuits and paddling gear available in limited quantities
Brace(s) for Impact
Dec 4th, 11am-2pm
This 3 hour on water class will take your paddling to a new level, and new latitude. Learn how to keep your boat, and yourself upright, and heading in the right direction as we introduce bracing techniques, draw strokes, and boat control.
Boat fit, pitch, and exploration
Dec 11th, 11am-2pm
This 3 hour class starts in the classroom as we dissect boat physics and design. Then we hit the water to fine tune our basic paddle strokes, and put our new understanding of boat dynamics to the test with a quick tour of the waters of Scappoose Bay.
Wakes, Swells and Boat Channel Bells!
Jan 8th, 11am-2pm
Ready to step it up a notch? This 3 hour on water class will introduce paddlers to the mighty Columbia River. We’ll explore paddling in mellow to rougher water, how to make that transition, and explore the dynamics of bigger water. Along the way we will discuss navigating the Columbia, understanding rights of way, and navigating the channel. Paddling experience is required.
You Not a Rowing and Need a Towing?
Jan 22nd, 11am-2pm
Need to lend a hand? Learn how to tow and be towed in this 3 hour on water safety class. We will discuss tow belt basics, and appropriate methods and times in which to tow a paddler, both conscious and unconscious. We’ll also discuss what to do when your gear lets you down on the water, how to choose, and use backup gear, and what to do when things don’t go as planned.
Whistles, Safety Signals and Codes
Feb 19th, 11am-2pm
Lost on the water? Learn how to keep you, and your paddling buddies safe in this 3 hour classroom and on water class. We will introduce the different tools and resources in a paddler’s toolbox for communication and the proper times to utilize them. After we explore the basics, we’ll hit the water and get some hands on experience with VHF radios, Whistles, Air horns and more.
What Gear do I really need and how much?
March 19th, 11am-2pm
As we plan our overnight adventure learn how to pack your boat, and what to pack in it. We’ll discuss how gear affects our boat, different techniques to save space, and find the difference between preparedness and overpacking. After we get our gear loaded, we’ll hit the water to explore techniques of boat control under load