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Rough Water Skills Development, with Nate Hanson of Pinniped Kayak

July 8, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

SMKSN is super excited to have secured a full day of training with Nate Hanson!

Join us for a day of coastal kayak training where the prime agenda is to improve finesse, understanding, and confidence in rocks, surf, and a bit of current. We’ll work to better understand the forces that work on our boats in these environments, and learn how to use the ocean’s energy to our advantage, because paddling with the sea as your partner is always easier than going head to head! In our small-group format, content will be catered to the individual needs and interests of the participants.

10% of the class fee is being paid by SMSKN making this session $90 for each member. (This is for members only unless event doesn’t fill by June 8th then it will be open to non members at $100 per person)

Trip Level: Intermediate: As to allow everyone to have a great experience participants need at least have: basic edging and turning strokes, basic concept of bracing, solid wet exits, and be familiar with 2 person rescues, both the in water and in kayak role.

Please bring a helmet, kayak, paddle, paddling apparel appropriate for occasional swims in 60 degree water, pfd, skirt and secure footwear. If you have towing or leadership equipment that you’d like to practice with, please bring that with you as well. Bring lunch.

Start time: Kitted up and ready by 9am.

To join this class:
1) sign up here
2) Fill out a health and liability form at www.pinnipedkayak.com/register
3) Please email Nate at [email protected] with a brief note about your paddling background, and personal goals for this course and send a check for $90 as soon as you sign up. To: Pinniped Kayak 61 Toashuh Way, Ellsworth, ME. 04605.

Please take the time to print out, sign and bring SMSKN statement of understanding to the event/meetup. The Event organizer will really appreciate your token of proactivity.
It is available in our Files section or directly from this link:


July 8, 2019
9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Southern Maine Sea Kayaking Network
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Reid State Park
375 Seguinland Rd
Georgetown, ME 04548 US
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