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Open Boats/Kayaking

Elements of Coastal Kayaking I

Expert guidance for enjoying paddling in all types of water.

June 23 – June 29
Brooklin, Maine
Rebecca Daugherty
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This is a five-day course ending Friday

Selecting an appropriate kayak; safety skills; basic gear and equipment; transporting kayaks; paddling strokes; launching and landing; nautical charts and navigation; capsize and recovery skills; and better understanding of weather and sea conditions are a sample of the many topics covered in this fully comprehensive course. Good fun and a great education!

Note: Kayaks, paddles, sprayskirts, and life jackets will be provided by the School, but students are welcome and encouraged to bring their own if desired.

  • Who is this course best suited for?

    This course is appropriate for someone with little or no experience.  The course is designed around the idea that you have not done this before or know very little about the subject.  Students should pay more attention to suggested readings or videos to help familiarize themselves ahead of time.

    This course involves a high level of activity throughout the week Including:  having good balance and agility to get in and out of boats on a beach or rocky shore, moving about in small boats or kayaks, sustained rowing.

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