Introduction to Kayaking
This course is designed for both the casual paddler and those interested in ocean touring, and will introduce paddlers to proper technique and safety skills required to enjoy kayak touring. While the course is perfect for the beginner, anyone who has never had formal instruction will benefit from this class.
In this class you will learn efficient paddling technique and the necessary strokes to maneuver your kayak in any direction. The class progresses to intermediate techniques such as bracing to prevent a capsize. We also emphasize safety issues such as trip selection, wind, weather, and other hazards.
This course is excellent preparation for our Ocean Skills Trip and Rolling Clinics. As an alternative, we also lead Introductory Sea Kayak Classes to the Massachusetts coast that cover the same material in a protected ocean environment.
Notice for 2020: You are required to wear a mask on land, while getting into and out of your boat and on the water when distancing is not an option. You can take off your mask while paddling.