8 & 9th Sept. Basic Sea kayaking Course

8 & 9th Sept. Basic Sea kayaking Course

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This is a Basic sea kayaking course which will take place the 8th and 9th of September from the boathouse on Tromsøya. Your instructors will be Morgan (morgan.lizabeth.bender@gmail.com)

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Where :   Courses will be held out of the Trulle boathouse on the island just South of the Airport. It is red and the most southern and biggest. Parking can be found across the road from Plantasjen (on the sea side) and then just walk south along the beach until you reach the last boathouse (Ca. 100 m) Kvaløyvegen 281 is pretty close to the correct address (see "ABOUT" page for map).  

When:  On Saturday we will meet at 0900 and finish no later than 1700, a similar schedule will follow on Sunday. Drysuits will be provided for each one of you. Let us know if you have your own drysuit.

What: We will be doing alot of splashing and swimming (rescuing) on all days and while the suits will keep you warm and happy, unfortunately they are not 100% dry. Bring extra clothes to change into and a warm jacket for breaks. The best thing to wear under the drysuit is wool underwear with thick wool socks. With the chilly temperatures bring a wool hat too! We will be around the boathouse all evening so please pack a hearty meal with snacks and water. We will not be paddling far the first day so packing things in drybags is not necessary.

How:  The course costs 1800,- nok for students and 2200,- nok for non students (unfortunately PhDs too) including kayak, drysuit, safety gear, and your new våtkort ! Membership is required for all participants and can be purchased in the website store (250,- for a semester, 400,- for a year). A key to the boathouse (100,-) can also be purchased online. Please do this before your course so we can issue a key as soon as you are done on Sunday. The membership and basic course with Trulle will give you unlimited free access to the 19 Trulle kayaks and option for drysuit rental.

Looking forward to paddling with you!

Please contact the course administrator, Morgan, at morgan.lizabeth.bender@gmail.com if you have any questions

for more information about what to expect from the basic course visit the Norwegian Paddling Foundation website