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Skills Practice: Forward/Reverse Strokes and Rescues

Event details

This session is part of a series where NSPN members can learn and cooperatively practice paddling skills in a saltwater environment. There is no skill level requirement, you just need a safe boat and basic gear:

  • closed-deck sea kayak suitable for coastal paddling, with sealed bulkheads or float bags, and grab lines along the perimeter
  • dress for immersion and spray skirt
  • lunch, snacks and fluid
  • a desire to have fun, learn and share!

Read more about the Skills Practice series here. 

Location: Riverhead Beach, Marblehead. https://goo.gl/maps/fgbGt3piMjoHVQJb6

Registration: Please fill out this form to get your details on the float plan: https://forms.gle/1yUszrjAxDrnw9o79

Session Content

  • Forward and Reverse Strokes: Making your boat move is easy, but doing it efficiently is a bigger challenge. Get the most movement from the least effort. 
  • Rescues: Help get ourselves back into boats when on the water. Note: assisted rescue practice may be limited due to Covid-19.
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