Many of the guides at Venice Kayak have years of experience paddling in Venice and the lagoon, and some decades. All the guides work closely together, sharing their experiences, and the younger guides always have somebody to contact in case of problems.
Regular safety exercises
All Venice Kayak guides participate in regular safety exercises. Every year Venice Kayak organises internal kayak safety courses for all the guides. We focus on rescue manoeuvres in case of capsizes, towing safely both in the city canals and in open waters, and lifting and carrying weights without causing injury. We try to take advantage of the occasion when foreign coaches visit us. A couple of outside eyes to check up on our procedures and habits is often helpful. There’s always room for improvement, even if you’ve done something for years on end.