First part of a 3 part series introducing kayakers to sea kayaking in coastal waters. This session will cover strokes, safety, group cohesion, crossing a boating channel, and rescues. This session will take place in Boston Harbor in protected waters but will conclude with paddling around the Inner Harbor Islands. Basic flat water kayaking skills are required, including the ability to confidently wet exit with a spray skirt. A 14 foot (minimum) kayak with fore and aft bulkheads, spray skirt, and PFD, are required. Sessions 2 and 3 will cover navigation, and paddling in wind, waves, and current, respectively, and take place in July and August.
Introduction to Sea Kayaking, Part 1 - Basics
Dennis Blejer Blejer@LL.MIT.edu