Paddling Safety Workshop – Sponsored by the US Coast Guard Auxiliary

Air Station Traverse City 175 Airport Access Dr., Traverse City, United States

This comprehensive land-based program will prepare you with the fundamental knowledge to prepare for a safe trip on the water.  This program is being conducted as a service to the paddling community in cooperation with the US Coast Guard Auxiliary-Air Station Traverse City. Topics include: Conditions important to the Paddler: 4-W’s (Water, Wind, Waves and …


Kayak Quickstart

Arbutus Lake 506 E Arbutus Lake Rd, Traverse City, United States

The Kayak Quickstart workshop is an introduction to the fundamentals of kayaking. Topics include: Equipment for paddling Staying safe on the water Understanding and avoiding potential hazards Fundamental strokes to maneuver your kayak Basic rescue demonstration Sit on top, recreational boats, and sea kayaks are all welcome to participate in this class. Date: Tuesday, June …


River Kayaking Skills and Safety

Boardman River Shumsky Landing, Traverse City, MI, United States

This class will teach basic moving water skills that every river kayaker should know. Students will learn fundamental maneuvers that include: Using river features to move efficiently and safety downriver Recognizing and avoiding hazards Moving into and out of the current Using river current for play Critical safety equipment and its use Location: Boardman River, …


ACA Level 1 Introduction to Kayaking Skills-PRIVATE PROGRAM

Muskegon, MI

The Introduction to Kayaking (Level 1) skills course is an introductory program that will provide you with the skills, knowledge, and abilities to be safe and confident on the water. A boat with sealed bow and stern bulkheads is recommended to participate in capsize and rescue technique activities. Spray skirts will not be used during this class. Topics …

Coastal Kayak Navigation

Bowers Harbor-Traverse City Neahtawanta Rd, Traverse City, MI, United States

Navigational knowledge and proficiency is important in order to be a safe, effective, efficient paddler, paddlecraft leader, and paddlecraft instructor. The purpose of this skills course document is to develop venue-appropriate navigational knowledge and skills. During this class, participants will plan a short day trip as a group and have an opportunity to share navigation responsibilities …


Your First Kayak Overnight

Traverse City Traverse City, MI, United States

Our 2-day/1-night journey on Northern Michigan's Grand Traverse Bay is the perfect introduction to kayak camping. If you’ve been itching to learn the skills needed to spend a night living from your boat, join us! Our self-supported journey will take us to Power Island, a unique 202-acre rustic paradise on West Grand Traverse Bay. Before …