Current and prospective AMC Sea Kayak leaders should attend our annual day long session to polish their skills and hone their training methods. The class is run by a number of ACA-trained Sea Kayak instructors. We will cover a full range of trip-leading topics, from planning and screening through strokes and rescue to safety, and the administrative details of running trips. Novice leaders will acquire practical knowledge on the water and grizzled veterans will share wisdom of seasons past.
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Explore the pointed fir Islands off Stonington and Deer Isle, Maine. Protected by over 65 islands between the southern tip of Deep Isle and Isle au Haute, part of Arcadia Nat'l Park. We will provide two trips each day w/ island camping on the weekend. Level 2 sea kayak skills and equipment required (email registrar) with advanced level trips for higher level paddlers. Arrive Tuesday for base camp set up. Wed and Fri breakfast included. Paddle destination breakfast in Stonington Thur with Quarry Museum tour. Kayak camping on Remote Island Sat. 5 night camping fee.
Paddle from Cambridge to the Barking Crab for lunch and back. Approximately 12 miles rt. Level 2 for distance and pace. Intermediate experience required. Sea Kayaks with bow and stern flotation required.
Sea kayaking in Boston Harbor from City Point to the Outer Islands. 15-20 miles. Level 3 paddling skills required.
Sea-kayaking to Monhegan Island from Port Clyde. Approximately 20 miles. We will paddle along an island chain in Muscungus Bay before a long open water crossing to the island, weather permitting. Lunch and leisure on the island before returning via ferry. Level 3 sea-kayaking skills required.
Rescue skills and sea kayaks with two bulkheads required. Depart Freeport, ME Friday noon (parking/launch fee) for remote Maine Island Trail campsite. Saturday paddle to Jewel Island from base camp with side trip possibilities. Depart base camp Sunday for three island tour on return to mainland. Intermediate to advanced kayak paddling skills required. Participants will be responsible for all necessary kayak, camping equipment and meals (see leader). Saturday pancake breakfast provided. Wet/Dry Suits mandatory. Maximum trip capacity 8 paddlers.
If you are ready to take your kayaking skills and experience to the next level, join us for this adventurous day. Our goal will be to make you a safer kayaker by advancing your current skills and to give you a few new skills along the way. We will refine your basic strokes by introducing boat leaning and bracing; present more rescue scenarios and introduce towing.
This Stroke and Rescue Clinic is designed for everyone from the casual paddlers who wish to enjoy our many inland lakes and rivers to those looking for the necessary skills that will lead to more advanced kayak tourings.
We will be kayak camping on Lovell Island as we improve our stroke and rescue skills in the open-water environment of Boston Harbor. If you are ready to take your kayaking skills and experience to the next level, join us for this adventurous weekend. Our goal will be to make you a safer kayaker. Food and camping fee additional.
This stroke and rescue clinic is designed for everyone from the casual paddlers who wish to enjoy our many lakes and rivers to those who are looking for the necessary skills that will lead to more advanced kayak touring.