Monday, September 9, 2013

Ladder Self Rescue

This is a good example of this type of rescue.

Key points are to get as much of your chest on to the stern point when initially mounting the kayak.

Second point is very important: Keep your legs as far apart as practicable.
The legs are the outriggers or floats that maintain balance.

Thirdly, keep your torso low; this keeps your centre of gravity low.

And lastly ... enjoy the ride!

This rescue is fast and simple compared to the Paddle Float Rescue. The ladder is my preferred recovery while practicing kayak rolls.

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