Three days of comprehensive skills development for competent ocean paddlers who are looking for new challenges. Each day we will choose a venue based on conditions, to make the most of the learning opportunities that surround Mount Desert Island. Paddling environments will likely include reversing falls, breaking surf, coastal tide-races and rock gardens.
This three-day format will allow us to focus on underlying fundamental themes of paddling performance, applying and refining them in a variety of situations over a number of days. The relationship that can be developed over a longer course, between coach and participants as well as between the experienced participants, has the benefit of providing for more personal and individualized instruction than is possible in a series of one-day classes. (Preference will therefore be given to students who are available for all three days of this course.)