I spent several hours with Jim of Chester River Kayak Adventures, who taught me how to assist someone to get back inside their kayak after they tip it, and also how to get back inside my own kayak after I tip it. He said in 20 years of teaching, I was the most adept at crawling back inside my kayak. I attribute that to my uber-flexibility and therefore, my ability to stay super low on the kayak while I'm maneuvering back inside. It's a good thing I'm good at it though, because he also said that in 20 years of teaching I was the first female to tip her kayak by accident! Hopefully I've learned my lesson about how sensitive kayaks are to weight changes, and I won't ever have to use the skills I learned. But in case I do, I'm ready!