So the year starts with another ACA instructors workshop. Chest high in the Chesapeake (48 degrees?), My "student" has gone through the dry run exit on land. Standing a little behind and to the side the student rolls under, I reach over the kayak,grab the upside down coaming while simultaneously pushing down on the near side. And UP! they come. Well that was easy. Next, the person rolls over,pats three times, then I roll them up. Third time they roll over,pat three times then exit out underneath. After that I hold their boat and they do a entry on the back deck in 4 ft. of water. Nice incremental teaching technique for all those nervous ones. But how in the world am I going to do that for 5 people, then do it out in deep water for a T-rescue and teach the rest of a basic course? whine,whine,whine. Anyway for you folks that already do this do you find it useful? For those that haven't it looks like good practice for rolling someone up while you're both in kayaks(but the other person is down)
As far as water temp is concerned: This is it, no more "stretching" the 3mm neoprene with long underwear, fuzzy/rubber,etc. I'm going all out and getting all the bells and whistles,zippers,booties,Goretex, jeez, even with two liner hoods and a neoprene beanie the cold hurts my head, the rest of me is fine, but the sinuses get COLD.
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