KVIK has a smaller but growing kayak section. We use touring kayaks and do not have sea kayaks. Touring kayaks are similar to racing kayaks, though a little more stable and suited for paddling on open seas. They are considerably lighter, faster and less stable than sea kayaks. We are also investing in surfskis, which are like racing kayaks, but designed for paddling in larger waves.
The kayak section offers paddling and training during the week both in the mornings before work and afternoons after work. We are also active on the weekends, organising day trips from the club in our local waters, weekend getaways, an annual camping trip in the Swedish archipelagos, and participating in a variety of kayak races around Denmark. We also have lots of social activities with club events and of course voluntary work in running the kayak section.
Learning to paddle in a kayak takes longer than learning to row, so we have one beginner course per year, running from May to September. In early February we open op for sign-up to an introductory evening in March, where we give prospective members an opportunity to learn about the club and the kayak course and confirm afterwards whether they would like to join. More information about the course and kayak activities is available in Danish under the “Bliv Medlem!” and “Kayak” menus on our website.
Prospective members who have good experience paddling in touring or racing kayaks can join the club without doing the beginners course and should write to firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange an introduction.