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June 2017

FastTrack 1: INTENSIVE

June 16 - June 18
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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ACA Level 4 Open Water Coastal Kayaking Skills with Kevin Beckwith

June 17 - June 18
sea kayakers paddling in rough water

This  2 day course is a skills training session, designed to assist you in your development toward ACA L4 Open Water Coastal Kayaking certification. ACA objectives for this course are: introducing the “J-Lean” and its uses, including edge control for maneuvering and correcting course, balance, bracing, and overall boat control; refining the forward stoke and learning the side slip maneuver (static draw); performing assisted and self rescues in open water; using a compass to hold course and a chart to…

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Wednesday Evening Mini Session

June 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Maneuvering Beyond the Straight and Narrow 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. In this first session, we’ll work on controlling our boats more effectively using a combination of paddle strokes, edging and bracing. Move your boat forwards, backwards and sideways - then have…

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July 2017

Accelerated Fundamentals

July 1 - July 2
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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