Kayaking: A Basic How To In Southern MD
Historic St. Mary’s City now offers a kayak launch in Southern Maryland at Chancellors Point.
Kayaking is a sport that is not nearly as simple as many would lead you to believe. There is much strength, skill, coordination and perseverance required to be successful. In order to be able to kayak safely, Historic St. Mary’s City offers you this need to know information. Read this article and learn what to do and what you need to achieve kayaking success.
Of course, the first thing that you will need when going kayaking will be a kayak. You will need to decide on what type of kayak you will need based on the type of kayaking that you will be embarking on. You also need to look into the type of paddle that you will be using. All kayak paddles are of course two sided for the purpose of not needing to flip as you cruise through the water. You need to choose the material that they will be made of as well as the length of the paddle that you will be using in your kayaking adventures. The last (but not the least important) piece of equipment that you need to consider when kayaking is the life vest. A life vest is always important no matter how good of a swimmer you may be.
Instructions for Kayaking
Kayaking is not as simple as getting in the boat and just paddling your way to fun. There are techniques and skills that are involved in being able to kayak. Depending on the level that you want to achieve will depend on the amount of instruction that you will be receiving. If you just want to simply go out on a small pond or peaceful lake you will need minimal instruction to be successful. If you are looking to be able to do barrel rolls and shoot class VI rapids then you may want to invest in a certified instructor to provide guidance and hands-on instruction in order to achieve success and ensure your safety.
Where To Launch Your Kayak
This is all dependent on what it is that you want to accomplish in your craft. If you are looking for adventure and risk, then you will want to go to a white water river. If you are just looking for a relaxing and peaceful day on the water, then you will want to find a large, peaceful place to simply paddle about in. Kayaking from the launch at Chancellors Point in Historic St. Mary’s City is perfect for a relaxing day in a kayak on the water. Remember you can go as far or as short as you want with your boat it is up to you but we urge you to know your limits and stay safe on the water.