I'm popping my head above the surface for a quick gulp of air, and to say hello. After a great 2017 season, I'm busily preparing an even more exciting and diverse schedule for 2018, and I look forward to spending some time on the water with each of you.
I'll try to get all my dates published on the website in the next week or so, but here are a few teasers:
- Baja, Mexico - April 22-28 - A week of Rock Gardening, Surfing and Leadership with Jen Kleck and Nate. $995 (includes everything except getting yourself to San Diego!) Contact me ASAP if you are interested - 2 spots remaining.
- Whitewater for Sea Kayakers - May 23-25 - We are repeating this very popular class from last year, with Todd Wright and Nate (in Colchester, VT). Students from last year remarked at how these days in WW boats improved their sea kayak skills and state of mind while on the sea. Plus, it's just fun!
- BCU Sea Leader Training (previously called 4-Star) - June 26-29 - Leadership training with Todd Wright at Pinniped Kayak (MDI area). Includes Coastal Navigation and Tidal Planning. Candidates need to have solid 3-star (~ACA L3) skills, and can receive a 3-star assessment during the training.
- ACA L3/L4 Instructor Training Workshop - July 26-29 - With Carl Ladd of Osprey Kayak and Nate, at Pinniped Kayak (MDI area). Preceded by L4 Skills Assessment on July 25.
A variety of Coastal Skills trainings and multi-day Journey Trainings will of course be offered throughout the season, at various skill-levels. I'll be in touch soon with a more complete schedule. In the meantime, feel free to contact me with questions, course requests, or just to let me know what you have planned for your own paddling season.
Now is a good time to think about equipment needs for the upcoming year. I'll be receiving orders from Kokatat, Northwater, Werner, P&H, and Pyranha this spring, so let me know if I can help get you outfitted. (Also, due to a design error on a custom boat, I have a brand new Carbon/Kevlar Aries 155, looking for a home, at a great price! Ready to hit the water immediately.)