Coastal Kayak Strokes and Maneuvers Refinement

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 …

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ACA Level 2 Essentials of Kayak Touring

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 …

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Exercises

Canoecopia 2021

This year’s Canoecopia event is always a winter highlight for thousands of paddlers, myself included. After the year we just faced, your community needs you and you need it. Get registered for only $15 and attend more than 70 presentations. Best of all, unlike previous years where you had to choose which presentations to see …

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Coronavirus and the outdoors

So here we are in 2020. It’s a vastly different world today. Amid all the talk of the current global pandemic and the validity of the newest term on everyone’s tongue, social distancing, many are wondering if it’s still safe to go outdoors. Let’s face it, we are in a new reality and this isn’t …

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Trips

2020 Paddling Getaways

It’s that time of year when trip planning kicks into full swing.  I am excited to bring the 2020 menu to you…it’s going to be a fun year. This year will bring three trips, each with their own unique flavor. July will kick off with a trip to Door County that’s perfect for the person …

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Exercises

Bishop Boards

I am pleased to be a member of the Pro Paddler Team for Bishop Boards.  I am honored to be affiliated with this small, family-owned and paddler-run business and look forward to introducing more paddlers to the Bishop Boards line up. Beautiful craftsmanship, great quality, and a wide variety of boards for every skill level means …

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