Kayak Rescue Clinic

Posted July 17, 2013, at 8:48 p.m.

Saturday, July 27, 2013 1 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: Hirundo Wildlife Refuge , 35 Hudson Road, Alton, Maine

For more information: Gudrun Keszöcze; 207-944-9259; hirundomaine.org

Old Town/Alton – Do you really know what to do if your kayak capsizes??? Get ready for a season of safe paddling. Come prepared to get wet! Discover what your options are for re-entering your kayak from the water. Learn how to respond to your own capsize or your paddling partner’s. We’ll cover self-rescue techniques and partnership rescues. Find out what equipment you should have with you for your safety kit to make every paddle a good one! Registration and cancellation requested by July 25; call 944-9259.

Location: Hirundo Wildlife Refuge

Fee: $55 per clinic (20% of the proceeds to support programming at Hirundo)

BYOB or Kayak Rental Available $10

Directions: From the South – Take the I-95 N to ME-43 exit 197 to Old Town/Hudson. Turn left onto Rt. 43 (Hudson Rd). Go west 4.9 mi and take Gate 3 off Rt. 43 (right side, just before the bridge).