Sea Kayak skills improvement clinic

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Trip dates: Saturday, May 29, 2021 10:00 AM to Sunday, June 6, 2021 3:00 PM

This three-day clinic will focus on familiarization in tidal current. We'll start with an overview of bracing strokes in calm water, progress to a controlled-current location, and the last day exposure to current features typically found in coastal high-current areas. While not a substitute for professional coaching, this clinic will help paddlers deal with tidal currents and a foundation for paddling in more demanding environments.
First day is 5/29 on lake Cochituate, second is 5/30 in Woods Hole, and third will be picked later (likely 6/6).
Participants need to be familiar with a broad range of strokes and braces on calm water and some prior exposure to tidal currents. Helmets will be required in addition to standard sea kayaking equipment.
There will be a modest fee (TBD) associated with this clinic to support the Paddling Committee.

Trip details

Trip region: 
Massachusetts, Cape Cod
Trip state: 
Josko Catipovic (401-862-1584; 1800-2000)

Josko is an AMC leader familiar with the Woods Hole area.

Trip location: 
Woods Hole, MA, 41.5275° N, 70.6760° W
Trip country: 


Adults (18+)


Registration required: 


Fee includes: 
3 days with volunteer instruction.
Creation date: 
2021-04-02 12:01:17.0
Last updated: 
2021-04-05 21:16:33.17