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7th Wave sailors go paddleboarding! A huge thank you to Michelle at Saltworks SUP Paddleboarding for running an awesome Water Skills Academy SUP Safety course here last night for our staff members and Jack from Ballakermeen High School who has been with us all week on Work Experience.

We learned a lot about SUP paddling, self rescue, rescuing others and falling in. It turns out that you can capsize a board, there is a SUP equivalent to the sailors “scoop in” method post capsize, towing is possible, there are no ropes to get in a tangle and the sea is warmer than expected!

Expert tuition from Michelle at Saltworks SUP Paddleboarding made the session informative and enjoyable, we would recommend Michelle to anyone looking to learn SUP. Pizzas from La Gusto Pizza rounded the evening off perfectly.

Meanwhile here at 7th Wave our instructing and safety boat team now have a vastly increased knowledge of SUP so we can help you to enjoy your hire experience with us even more.

Our next mission is to get Michelle into a sailing boat…..