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ACA Level 3 Trip Leader Training/Assessment - Ellsworth, ME
Sep
12
to Sep 14

ACA Level 3 Trip Leader Training/Assessment - Ellsworth, ME

The Level 3 Coastal Kayak Trip Leader Award is a new program being offered by the ACA.  During this 3-day combined training and assessment, candidates will be exposed to concepts and techniques for safely managing a group of sea kayakers while exploring tidal coastal environments.  Successful candidates will develop and demonstrate skills to properly plan trips, choose venues, assess a group's abilities, manage play, and resolve problems that arise in ACA L3 Coastal Kayaking conditions.  Click on course title for more information.

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4 Day Journey - Downeast Coast
Oct
4
to Oct 8

4 Day Journey - Downeast Coast

During this 4-day sea kayak journey, we'll work together to refine the skills required for multi-day kayak touring in an exposed coastal environment.  At the intersection of significant tidal flows from the inland bays and the powerful Bay of Fundy to the northeast, this area presents amazing beauty but also considerable challenges, and the goals of our trip will be to develop the skills required to safely plan and execute journeys to such remote and exposed destinations.   Click on course title for complete details.

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Navigation - Mount Desert Island, ME
Jul
3
9:00 AM09:00

Navigation - Mount Desert Island, ME

Basic navigation is an essential skill for kayakers anywhere, but particularly on the Maine coast, where indistinct spruce-covered islands are innumerable, and fog visits regularly.  This one-day course will introduce navigational concepts and tools on land, and then progress to applying those skills from the seat of your kayak, as we take to the water in a target-rich navigation environment.

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Rough Water Rescues and Incident Mgm't - MDI
Jun
22
9:00 AM09:00

Rough Water Rescues and Incident Mgm't - MDI

What will you do in a squall?  How quickly can you react to a capsize in rough conditions?  Can you deal with a medical emergency on the water?  

Our philosophy of preparedness is that you only know what you can do in an emergency because you have actually practiced it.  This course will focus on performing rescues in difficult conditions, dealing with simulated emergencies that can arise on the water, and generally helping leaders who are responsible for others to ensure that they are as prepared as they can be to protect the paddlers in their groups.  

As part of Pinniped Kayak's commitment to supporting a high standard for working Maine Sea Kayak Guides, we are offering a $105 dollar discount on this course for MASKGI Members.  This course is likely to fill quickly, and if possible we will add additional course dates.  Please register as early as possible.  Click on course title for more details.

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Rough-water Skills Tune-up - Mount Desert Island, ME
Jun
13
9:00 AM09:00

Rough-water Skills Tune-up - Mount Desert Island, ME

Spring is a great time to dust off the gear and polish up your rough-water skills, in preparation for a great season of paddling, or to get in shape for BCU 4-star training (June 14-16).  We'll spend a day refining skills for maneuvering effectively and efficiently in BCU/ACA L4 environments, and work on the areas of most interest to our small group of students.
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Leadership and Guide Training - Stonington, ME
May
29
to Jun 1

Leadership and Guide Training - Stonington, ME

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Join us for this 4-day Leadership and Guide Training course for paddlers who wish to gain the skills required to safely lead others on the water.  Whether you plan to work as a Registered Maine Sea Kayak Guide, or simply wish to gain a more comprehensive skill set for paddling with friends and family this summer, our course will cover all aspects of competent leadership so you can stay safe on the water.   Click on course title for more information.

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Trip Planning, Navigation and Principles of Leadership - Osprey Sea Kayak, Westport, MA
Apr
14
9:00 AM09:00

Trip Planning, Navigation and Principles of Leadership - Osprey Sea Kayak, Westport, MA

The difference between a fun or exciting trip, and a terrifying near-disaster is often preparation and planning.  In this classroom-based course, we'll hone our navigation and trip-planning skills for tidal environments.  We'll also consider the inside-the-skull skills that go into proper leadership.
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