A comprehensive one-day tune-up and assessment of the skills involved in paddling the Open Water or Coastal Kayak environments. From Surf Landings to Side slips we'll have a go at a wide variety of techniques; all in the context of a day spent playing in our areas' outstanding kayaking environments. Click on course title for complete details.
Training to become an ACA-Certified Coastal Kayaking Instructor is an excellent way to formalize your own kayaking skills and gain the tools for effectively sharing kayaking with other paddlers. Nate is excited to be partnering with Carl Ladd (ACA L4 ITE, Owner of Osprey Sea Kayak) to offer L3 and L4 Instructor Development Workshops (IDW) at Pinniped Kayak in the Mount Desert Island area. Click on course title for more details.
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.
American Canoe Association Coastal Kayak Skills Assessment (Level 3) provides paddlers with a benchmark of their abilities, helping you to ensure that you have attained a level of proficiency appropriate for paddling in a certain environment. The L3 Skills Award is a prerequisite for L3 Instructor Development Workshops (offered July 26th) and L3 Trip Leader Assessment (offered June 2nd).
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