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July 2017

FastTrack 1: INTENSIVE

July 28 - July 30
kayakers maneuvering sideways by rocky cliffs

Designed for athletic beginner, novice, and intermediate paddlers, MIKCo’s FastTrack courses have been highly effective at quickly tuning aspirants into paddlers on the sea. The FastTracks will push you farther, faster. FastTrack 1: INTENSIVE covers the fundamental building blocks of most sea paddling skills and rescues, with an equal emphasis on developing your seamanship: your judgmental skills of navigating, expeditioning, and appropriate bumpy water practice experience. Course-specific teaching methods are geared toward the quicker-learning paddlers willing to work for their…

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August 2017

Piscataqua River Trip and Demo Day

August 6
kayaker near an eddy line

Let’s meet up in on Maine's border with New Hampshire and ride the tides through the working and historical harbor town of Portsmouth. The Piscataqua River is wonderfully tidal many miles inland and empties a large watershed, which makes this a fun and exciting journey for those able to cope with currents and eddy lines, and maneuver around big boat traffic. We expect paddlers to have reasonable boat control and basic support strokes in order to take advantage of any…

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Accelerated Fundamentals

August 12 - August 13
kayaker learning sculling for support

If you are ready to immerse in instruction but don’t know where to begin, we recommend our Fundamentals. We will be building your understanding, practice and retention of solid, committed, repeatable and effective skills. These on-water instructional days will give you a solid base from which to expand. You may register for one or two days. Suitable for most paddlers without prior formal training. Accelerated Fundamentals - Day 1: BLADE, BODY, BOAT (The Three B’s) This full day course provides beginning…

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FastTrack 3: ROCKS AND RESCUES

August 19
kayakers paddling near rocks

Some of our best Maine paddling is along beautiful rocky coasts, underwater ledges, and reflecting waves. Learn that rocks can be your friend…and your puzzle! This often challenging - and sometimes wet - day is for those seeking the thrill of sliding, carving, edging, and generally bouncing about in the rocking and rolling environment of our rock gardens. The rocks and ledges of Maine help us train our dynamic, effective strokes, in bumpy water and breaking waves. While rivers and…

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