1099 Empire Boulevard    Rochester, New York 14609    (585)288-2830

 

The Basics of Kayaking – 2½ hours (free with Boat Buyer's Benefits)

 

This course is designed to teach you safe and efficient kayaking.  You'll start by learning the different types of kayaks and the conditions in which they excel.  We'll pick a kayak that is designed for your objectives and your size and show you how to set it up to sit comfortably and correctly, how to carry the boat, and how to enter and exit the boat under different circumstances.  Next, you'll learn the technique for using a feathered kayak paddle and why a feathered paddle is biomechanically preferable.  Then we'll show you how to keep your shoulders safe by employing the paddler's box concept.

 

Now it’s time to hit the water!  On the water we will cover the five basic kayak strokes:

  • Forward and reverse sweeps
  • An efficient forward stroke
  • A strong, confident reverse and emergency stopping stroke

 

This class is suited for paddlers of all backgrounds, whether you are new to the sport or have been paddling for years but lack formal training.

$60.00 / person - Reservations Required

Maximum class size is 5 people

Ages 18 and up.

May 17 through September

Tuesdays @ 6:00pm (June - August Only)

Saturdays @ 3:30pm

Sundays @ 9:30am

No Credit Card Required!

Bracing & Boat Control – 2½ hours

Prerequisite – The Basics of Kayaking class or Equivalent

 

Congratulations, you’re now proficient at the Basics!  Time to start having some real fun! The intermediate course is where things start to get exciting.  The most important thing to remember is that the Basics are like the foundation for your house of paddling.  Everything you learn in this lesson will be built on top of the basic skills you have been practicing.  If you have a kayak, you’re ready to go!  If you need one, our Instructor will help you choose the best boat for your paddling needs.

 

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • What’s a spray skirt? - how it is used and released
  • Familiarizing yourself with the secondary stability of your kayak
  • Capsize prevention, or bracing (“Stationary” and  “On The Move”)
  • Edging vs. Leaning, The Fundamentals of Boat Control
  • Strokes: Supported Sweeps, Stern Slides, Braced Lean Turns
  • Anyone looking to take their paddling skills to the next level will come away from this lesson with a smile on their face and a list of technical strokes to practice, practice, practice!

$60.00 / person - Reservations Required. Please Call

Maximum class size is six people

Ages 18 and up

Mid-May - September

4th Sunday of every month @ 1:00pm

No Credit Card Required!

Kayak Rescues – 3 hours

Prerequisite – The Basics of Kayaking class or Equivalent

 

BayCreek highly recommends this class to anyone interested in kayaking!  You don’t have to be interested in performance kayaking to acquire the skills to get back into your boat.

 

This class will allow you to:

  • Perform a Wet Exit in a controlled environment
  • Re-enter your kayak after capsize when you are on your own (self rescues)
  • Both give assistance and accept assistance when paddling with others in a rescue situation (assisted rescues).
  • This lesson will give you the confidence you need to take your paddling to the next level!
  • *Keep in mind, Irondequoit Creek is spring-fed, so wet suits are a good idea and are available upon request.

$70.00 / person - Reservations Required. Please Call

Maximum class size is six people

Ages 18 and up

June, July & August

3rd Saturday of each Month @ 12:30pm

(Depending on water Temp)

The Kayak Roll – 1 hour

 

Prerequisite – The Basics of Kayaking class  & Bracing & Boat Control class  or Equivalent

 

For students who prefer one-on-one or customized instruction, BayCreek offers private classes upon request.

1 Person: $65.00 / hour

 

Available Weekdays ONLY

Reservations Required

Private Kayak Instruction

 

For students who prefer one-on-one or customized instruction, BayCreek offers private classes upon request.

1 Person: $60.00 / hour

2 People: $90.00 / hour

3 People: $100.00 / hour

Available Weekdays ONLY

Reservations Required