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Greenland Workshop with Cheri Perry and Turner Wilson

September 3, 2016 - September 5, 2016

Greenland Paddling Workshop

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 work on the orchestrated progressions that Cheri and Turner have developed over many years.

Cheri and Turner are partners in Kayak Ways LLC, a venture based on the notion that the traditional kayaking skills of the Inuit seal catchers offer valuable lessons for the modern day recreational kayaker. For the past nine years, Cheri and Turner have traveled worldwide teaching these uniquely consistent and practical kayaking skills.

We expect any euro blade paddlers to work with traditional paddles. You are encouraged to paddle in a variety of conditions, playing in our light currents and ocean swell. You will develop your Greenlandic paddling expertise and your seamanship.

Group size for the weekend will be capped at 8. Two and three day paddlers are preferred. Cost is $175 per day. We recommend staying at The 8th Maine Rustic Oceanfront Lodge & Museum; see our Lodging page for other places to stay on Peaks Island. Contact us to learn more.


September 3, 2016
September 5, 2016
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