Introduction to Sea Kayaking, Part 1 - Basics

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Trip dates: Saturday, June 20, 2015 12:00 AM

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.

Trip details

Trip state: 
MA
Leader: 
Dennis Blejer blejer@ll.mit.edu
Kevin Fredette kevintfredette@gmail.com
Trip location: 
Boston Harbor
Keywords: 
sea kayak, instruction
Status: 
Open
Trip country: 
USA
Activity region: 
Run until filled: 
No

Registration

Registration required: 
Yes
Registrar: 
Dennis Blejer Blejer@LL.MIT.edu

Special types

Happenings: 
No
X Happenings: 
No
Volunteer: 
No
Instruction: 
No
First timers: 
No
Conservation: 
No
New members: 
No
Advance notice: 
No
Special notice: 
No
Creation date: 
2015-05-09 19:44:44
Last updated: 
2015-05-13 20:39:42