2 two-hour pool sessions to try everything from basic handling to advanced play-boating to working on that all-important roll at the same spacious Garfield Pool we’ve had for years.
Plan on arriving early with a clean boat and equipment.
Online booking only as the online systems aids tracking and makes life easier for our volunteer administrators.
Most memberships expired on Dec. 31st, so you probably need to join or renew….
You will not be admitted until you have signed up, so you may as well do it now.
$10 CASH SURCHARGE.
Julie McCoy, multi-certified instructor, will be bring sea kayaks and teaching open water rescue and re-entry, a must for anyone venturing far from shore or paddling where re-entry is difficult (like much of NY Harbor with its miles of bulk-headed shoreline). Julie is also certified for rolling instruction. More details and sea kayak sign up.
We have plenty of skilled instructors at all sessions who can help with getting you started and basic rolling. Just ask (or flounder and someone will probably offer to help).
Equipment is available to borrow including boats, paddles, skirts helmets and life jackets but takes time to arrange so reach out well beforehand.
Details on borrowing equipment.
If you’re bringing a boat other than a whitewater kayak note that when you sign up. Don’t expect to paddle a larger boat around much but you should be able to practice rolls and re-entries.
Fragile boats are not recommended. Neither KCCNY nor the participants will be responsible for equipment damage. Getting a long or big boat in the pool is challenging. The largest boat we’ve gotten in are narrow, low volume 17 foot sea kayaks.