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