Just a quick note for anyone looking for rolling instruction this winter in the Milwaukee area. Badger State Boating Society is offering a rolling clinic on Saturday and Sunday, February 12 & 13, 2011. Times are 3-6pm on Saturday and 2-5pm on Sunday. You need to register for the rolling clinic in advance. For more information you can go to the Badger State Boating Society website which I have linked in this post.
Rolling is an important safety skill for whitewater and sea kayakers and I encourage anyone who participates in these activities to seek instruction. If you don’t feel like you’re quite ready to make the all-out attempt to learn, you can at least begin working on some of the preliminary skills like wet exits and hip snaps. I have a video posted on the “Photo Gallery” page of this website and on YouTube that shows you how to get started on the hip snap.