Coastal Kayak Navigation

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

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 …


Paddling Safety Workshop – Sponsored by the US Coast Guard Auxiliary

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

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 …


ACA Level 2 Essentials of Kayak Touring

Arbutus Lake 506 E Arbutus Lake Rd, Traverse City

The Essentials of Kayak Touring (Level 1/2) skills course is a full-day program that will provide you with the skills, knowledge, and abilities to be safe and confident on inland lakes and coastal waters. A boat with sealed bow and stern bulkheads is preferred but not required for this class. Topics covered include: Personal preparation and equipment Maintaining …


Rescue Rodeo

This fun 3-hour program will cover the fundamentals of flatwater rescue to help paddlers get back in their boats after a capsize. the program will cover: Self and assisted rescue techniques The use of slings and paddle floats Re-entry for injured paddlers Plan for a fun and empowering afternoon falling out of and climbing back …

Coastal Kayak Strokes and Maneuvers Refinement

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

The Coastal Kayak Strokes and Maneuvers Refinement course is designed to assist coastal kayakers refining basic and advancing strokes and maneuvers. Participants should have successfully completed a Level 2 or equivalent training. This full-day program will emphasize the following skills: Improving efficiency in your forward, reserve, and sweep strokes Preventing capsize through use of bracing Developing greater boat …