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August 2017

Wednesday Evening Mini Session

August 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
nautical chart and handheld compass

Chart and Compass in 30 Minutes Join us on Kayak Beach on Peaks Island this summer for our series of four free Wednesday evening mini sessions. Paddle to Peaks or take the ferry from Portland. Each evening will include some instruction, beginning at 6:00, and a chance to paddle and practice. Legendary Maine fog rolls in… and your GPS has run out of charge! In our last session, we'll learn how to navigate using your handheld and deck mounted compasses. It's easier…

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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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Greenland Paddling Workshop with Cheri Perry and Turner Wilson

August 25 - August 27
Greenland kayakers rolling in tandem

Join us on Peaks Island for a long weekend of Greenlandic paddling skills and their application to moderate sea conditions. Most traditional paddlers work hard on their rolling and recovery skills. This weekend, you will continue to develop this Holy Grail of sea kayaking while layering in your understanding of the wonders of the sea. Mornings will involve group work: connecting your traditional blades through your bodies to your boats. During the afternoons, you will break into smaller groups to…

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