Tips Kayaking / Coach video
Kayak sit on top: Getting back in, when in deep water
Your kayak has capsized and you are in the water; if needed, you will have to right your kayak. There are 2 ways to do this:
- either push upwards on the side of the kayak
- or pull yourself up onto the upturned hull and pull on the other side of the kayak.
With your paddle in your hand, put your elbows on the side of the kayak with your body lying on the water as horizontally as you can.
At a right angle to the kayak, pull yourself up using your arms and legs, pushing off the water.
Start by stabilising your position by balancing the weight of your body. Once you are stable and balanced on your kayak, you can sit and then position your legs (do not try to get into the kayak legs first).
In a 2-person kayak:
Same method as before: the 2 kayak paddlers must not get in at the same time. While the person at the front gets in, the other person holds the craft. As the 2nd paddler gets in, the other paddler who is already seated stabilises the boat using his paddle.
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