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June 2021

Seamanship with Tom Bergh

June 23 @ 4:00 am - 6:00 pm
Maine Island Kayak Co, 70 Luther Street
Peaks Island, ME 04108 United States
Kayak Beach

The essence of smart, safe paddling is applied seamanship. Tom’s presentation will emphasize the importance of the judgmental variables of wind and waves, tides and currents, weather systems, the effects of landforms and the influences of these changing variables on route selection. Paddle to Peaks from SMCC in South Portland - launch at 3:15. Or take the ferry that leaves Portland at 3:15. We’ll meet at 4 pm on the MIKCo Beach, which is about 200 feet north of the…

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Moving Water & Tidal Currents

June 26 - June 27
Bagaduce Reversing Falls, 818 Bagaduce Rd
Brooksville, ME 04617 United States
$350
Kayaking in Reversing Falls

Learn how to use moving water to your advantage - while having a lot of fun! This 2-day course is aimed at quickly elevating your flat water sea kayaking skills by using them in dynamic, moving water. We’ll work together to understand and use ferry angles, bracing, and a variety of propulsion, maneuvering and support strokes. You’ll gain confidence and comfort around eddy lines and standing waves. We’ll begin at Bagaduce Reversing Falls, where we’ll work on ferrying and crossing…

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July 2021

Moving Water & Tidal Currents

July 10 - July 11
Bagaduce Reversing Falls, 818 Bagaduce Rd
Brooksville, ME 04617 United States
$350
Kayaking in Reversing Falls

Learn how to use moving water to your advantage - while having a lot of fun! This 2-day course is aimed at quickly elevating your flat water sea kayaking skills by using them in dynamic, moving water. We’ll work together to understand and use ferry angles, bracing, and a variety of propulsion, maneuvering and support strokes. You’ll gain confidence and comfort around eddy lines and standing waves. We’ll begin at Bagaduce Reversing Falls, where we’ll work on ferrying and crossing…

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FastTrack

July 17 - July 18
Maine Island Kayak Co, 70 Luther Street
Peaks Island, ME 04108 United States
$300
Into the Rock Garden during Fastrack

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 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 skills and…

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