Edging and Bracing with Spencer

Article number: CLASS-EB-SS-Own Gear-Kayak


Edging and Bracing will teach you boat handling skills and paddling techniques that will improve your stability, control, efficiency, and confidence. We work on balance, capsize prevention, and edge turning (J turning.) This class could also be titled, “To Swim or Not to Swim!” We also go over correct boat sizing for individuals as well as outfitting for improved control. This class is required to take our Moving Water class.


What You Need to Know

  • Meeting time is May 20 2018 at 10AM
  • Meeting place is Perkins Park off Fern Ridge
  • The instructor is Spencer Sorenson
  • Your equipment is subject to approval by the instructor, no inflatables will be allowed.


What to Bring

  • Boat, Paddle, PFD., Whistle, Invasive Species Permit (unless renting from OPS.)
  • Dry bag for your keys, wallet, etc.
  • Quick dry and lightweight clothing, (NO COTTON.)
  • Shell garments, (Splash jacket and pants)
  • Hat, gloves, and water shoes (or shoes you can get wet and swim with.)
  • Eyewear retainer for glasses or sunglasses
  • Painter to tie up your boat
  • Water and a snack
  • Extra clothes to wear home incase you capsize


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