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  1. Create A Custom Event Sea Sherpa Kayak offers private and semi private custom events. These are super efficient and focused on your individual wants and needs. Whether you are interested in personal skills in active water (tide races, surf, rock gardening), leadership, navigation, incident management, conditions forecasting, expeditionary skills or just getting out for an active water play day, privates are a great option. Custom events are for 1-10 paddlers and are available many weekdays and weekends From mid April through mid November. COSTS: 1 Paddler………………………………$450 2 Paddlers…………………………….$275/each 3 Paddlers…………………………….$225/each 4 Paddlers…………………………….$175/each 5-10 Paddlers……..……………….$150/each All days are 6-8 hours long (that is a big day in a small group), run rain or shine and will only be cancelled due to freakishly bad weather or an emergency. Contact [email protected] to create your event.
  2. Sea Sherpa Kayak has a new web site and calendar page. Check them out at https://seasherpakayak.com.Upcoming events Rough Water enthusiasts may be interested in include:- Open Water Training: May 19-20 A custom program geared towards paddlers with rudimentary active water experience looking to step up their skills. Options for one or two days of instruction. Held in the SE Connecticut and Rhode Island outer shore areas.Click on link for further details: https://seasherpakayak.com/event/open-water-skills/- Reversing Falls and Rock Gardens: July 14-15 We are happy to announce that up and coming coaches, Jonathan and Kelsey Oltz are co-hosting and assistant instructors on this eventThis is an open water skills development class, geared towards intermediate paddlers, located in the beautiful and remote Schoodic Peninsula area, just outside the magnificent Acadia National Park in Maine. Venues will include Sullivan Reversing Falls and rock gardening along the rugged outer coast. These days will be focused on open water instruction. We'll be aiming to make this a concentrated and productive experience. Conditions forecasting, incident management, techniques for rock gardening and taking advantage of the opportunities reversing falls offer that are both unique and universal to moving water kayaking.The main event is over the weekend. There are options to add days to fit your schedule. Non paddling significant others are welcome to join.Click on link for further details: https://seasherpakayak.com/event/schoodic-area-reversing-falls-rock-gardens/- Schoodic Sea Kayak Retreat: September 28-October 1stCo hosted with Nick Schade of Guillemot Kayak fame. Nick and Gerry have been paddling buddies for years and this marks their first event together. Held on the remote Schoodic Peninsula, in the rugged and fantastic waters off Acadia National Park, this event is part skills instructional, part exploration/productive play session. There will be two pods of paddlers: one of new open water enthusiasts - the other of seasoned open water warriors. A fleet of Nick's boats will be available for use in the waters they are designed for. Participants will be housed at the famed Schoodic Institute. Comfy apartments, great food, hiking trails that lead directly onto the outer coast. Non-paddling significant others are welcome to join. There are regular running shuttles, interpretive tours, local art galleries and fantastic hiking to keep them entertained. Click on link for further details: https://seasherpakayak.com/event/schoodic-sea-kayak-retreat/- Mid-Coast Sea Kayak Rendezvous: October 26-28This is, no kidding and hands down, a best in class. Fantastic venues combined with an attentive and supportive coaching staff. The Midcoast Sea Kayak Rendezvous is an annual event put on by John Carmody which fills to capacity every year with virtually no promotion - simply on merit and word of mouth. It features coaches from both North America and the UK that hold the highest levels of certification. Unlike many other symposiums, the midcoast venues offer a wide variety of types of water to learn in.Click on link for further details: https://seasherpakayak.com/event/midcoast-rendezvous/- Private and Custom Events: Available Spring through FallCreate your own event. These are super efficient and focused on your individual wants and needs. Whether you are interested in personal skills in conditions, leadership, navigation, incident management, conditions forecasting, expeditionary skills, or just getting out for an active water play day in rocks, surf and tide races, privates are a great option.Available on many weekends and most weekdays. Gerry has spent years turning his film lighting business into a self-running machine to allow him plenty of opportunity play hooky and get on the water. These events are run out of the SE Connecticut and Rhode Island outer coast areas.Clink on the link for further details: https://seasherpakayak.comKeep an eye on the calendar. More events to follow.Have a great paddle season. Hope to see you on the water soon.
  3. Good catch Prudence. I tried to sneak this posting out the morning of the first day of my most recent event and didn't take the time to proofread. Sorry all. I'll fix the copy on my site. BTW, this will be held in the southeastern Connecticut, western Rhode Island border area.
  4. SEA SHERPA KAYAK: OPEN WATER SKILLS DEVELOPMENT WEEKEND May 19 & 20 This two day custom program is geared towards paddlers with rudimentary active water experience. Sneaking in under the wire of Labor Day means easier traffic, minimal power boats and wide open venues. This is your chance to kick start your open water paddle season. There are 1 and two day options. This intimate event features individualized instruction. That means there won't be a pre set itinerary and all paddlers will get to work on what they want and need. Paddle venues could include shore sure surf, rock gardening and/or tide races Check out the gory details at http://seasherpakayak.com/event/open-water-skills/. Disclaimer: This is a brandy new site. Some copy is still sketchy and some events are yet to be posted. Hope to see you on the water soon, Gerry Gerry at Sea Sherpa Kayak dot com
  5. This year's Polar Paddle Practicum (4/27-4/29) has some new additions: Original event description and pricing follows at bottom of page. - Full event participants is just about filled but we do have slots for day players. If you cannot schedule all 3 days but, are interested in a day or two of quality open water instruction, we have newly available spaces. - Turn out has been high so we've added an additional coach. Rhode Island resident, Tim Gleason, is an upcoming rock star instructor. As a local, he has deep understanding of the venues we'll be working. As a marine scientist, he brings an interesting take on the marine environment. - We've added a leadership tract for qualified participants. Qualified paddlers with the equivalent of BCU Star and/or ACA Level 3-4 and 5 aspirants can take a day (or half day) to co-coach. This is a hard to find opportunity to exercise the full spectrum of instructional muscle with a group in conditions. Venue selection, defining field of play, on/off water presentation, individualized instruction are all part of the tract. Head coaches will offer participants feedback and action planning based on your performance. Polar Paddle Practicum (PPP3) 4/27-4/29 2018 Kick start your active water paddle play season. Join John Carmody (Sea Cliff Kayakers) and Gerry Polinsky (Sea Sherpa Kayak) This mini symposium is geared towards any paddler from advanced beginner to advanced intermediate looking to refine their open water skills. We get a jump on the season as fall through spring is the best and most dependable season for active water. Classroom time and housing will be staged out of a camp located on the Ct/RI border. New this year, we will be staying in cabins that fit either two or four paddlers. Beds with sheets, bathrooms, kitchens, heat and a centralized location makes for very civilized pre and post paddle living. Paddle play itself will follow where conditions are best. Rock gardening, shore surf and tiderips are the featured possibilities. There will be no predetermined curriculum as this intimate event is focused on individual paddlers’ wants and needs. Participants will be working primarily with others of similar experience. The overall goal is to help you grow your capacity and comfort in rough water situations. As this area offers interesting and complex conditions, participants will have opportunities to take an active role in determining the daily paddle plans and grow their conditions forecasting tool-box. Costs are: - Campers in cabins of 4 $625 - Campers in cabins of 2 $675 - Day Players – all 3 days $500 - Single Day Players $175/day Note: cabins are available starting Thursday afternoon, 4/26. Contact Gerry At Sea Sherpa Kayak Dot Com to book or with any questions
  6. Polar Paddle Practicum (PPP3) 4/27-4/29 2018 Kick start your active water paddle play season. Join John Carmody (Sea Cliff Kayakers) and Gerry Polinsky (Sea Sherpa Kayak) for our. third annual PPP.This course is geared towards any paddler from advanced beginner to advanced intermediate looking to refine their open water skills. We get a jump on the season, as fall through spring is the best and most dependable season for active water. Classroom time and housing will be staged out of a camp located on the Ct/RI border. New this year, we will be staying in micro cabins that fit either two or four paddlers. Beds with sheets, bathrooms, kitchens, heat and a centralized location makes for very civilized pre and post paddle living. Paddle play itself will follow where conditions are best. Rock gardening, shore surf and tiderips are the featured possibilities. There will be no predetermined curriculum as this intimate event is focused on individual paddlers’ wants and needs. Paddlers will be working primarily with others of similar experience. The overall goal is to help you grow your capacity and comfort in rough water situations. As this area offers interesting and complex conditions, participants will have opportunities to take an active role in determining the daily paddle plans and grow their conditions forecasting tool-box. Costs are: - Campers in cabins of 4 $625 - Campers in cabins of 2 $675 - Day Players – all 3 days $500 - Single Day Players $200/day Note: cabins are available starting Thursday afternoon, 4/26. Contact Gerry At Sea Sherpa Kayak Dot Com to book or with any questions .
  7. Sea Sherpa Kayak is delivering a two days skills weekend 7/22-7/23. Venues will be in the coastal Ct/RI area. There is an option to do either or both days. - 1 day of ACA Skills Assessment. Level 3 and 4: These now are required before doing the same level IDW or ICE. Non ACA members can treat this as a technical skills training/proficiency check - 1 day of Open Water Personal Skills: Instruction based day to work on boat handling and proficiency in conditions. Depending on forecast, this will include surf, rocks, tidal or some combination thereof. Supplemental options include conditions forecasting and incident management. Costs are $175/day or $350 for entire weekend. Cost effective tent camping is available at Burlingame State Park. Feel free to contact Gerry if you have further questions. Gerry at Sea Sherpa Kayak dot com
  8. The unexpected spring refreeze has resulted in a couple of fair weather types dropping off this instructional. Sadly for myself, we had a full house so I had dropped the pricing by $50 but that will work out for any last minute takers. Truth is that the water is already unseasonably warm so this should be quite the civilized event. Polar Paddle Practicum 2 4/28-4/30 2017 Kick start your active water paddle play season. Join John Carmody (Sea Cliff Kayakers) and Gerry Polinsky (Sea Sherpa Kayak) for their 2nd annual, early season, rough water skills training event. Like The Godfather, #2 is going to be even better than the original. This course is geared towards intermediate paddlers looking to refine their open water skills in a kinda’ cold water setting – fall through spring being the best season for active water. Classroom time and housing will be staged out of a camp located mid coast RI. Catered meals, warm showers, comfy cots and centralized location makes for very civilized pre and post paddle living. Paddle play itself will follow where conditions are best along the CT/RI shoreline. Rock gardening, shore surf and tiderips are among the promising possibilities. There will be no predetermined curriculum as this intimate event is focused on individual paddlers’ wants and needs. As this area offers such interesting and complex conditions, participants will have an opportunity to take an active role in determining the daily paddle plans and grow their conditions forecasting tool box. Costs are $500 w/o housing OR $625 including housing Contact [email protected] to register or if you have any questions
  9. Polar Paddle Practicum 2 4/28-4/30 2017 Kick start your active water paddle play season. Join John Carmody (Sea Cliff Kayakers) and Gerry Polinsky (Sea Sherpa Kayak) for their 2nd annual, early season, rough water skills training event. This course is geared towards intermediate paddlers looking to refine their open water skills in a kinda’ cold water setting – fall through spring being the best season for active water. Classroom time and housing will be staged out of a camp located mid coast RI. Catered meals, warm showers, comfy cots and centralized location makes for very civilized pre and post paddle living. Paddle play itself will follow where conditions are best along the CT/RI shoreline. Rock gardening, shore surf and tiderips are among the promising possibilities. There will be no predetermined curriculum as this intimate event is focused on individual paddlers’ wants and needs. As this area offers such interesting and complex conditions, participants will have an opportunity to take an active role in determining the daily paddle plans and grow their conditions forecasting tool box. Costs are $525 w/o housing OR $675 including housing Contact Gerry at Sea Sherpa Kayak dot com to register or if you have any questions
  10. Polar Paddle Practicum April 29th - May 1st Kick start your active water paddle play season. John Carmody (Sea Cliff Kayakers) and Gerry Polinsky (Sea Sherpa Kayak) are offering a rough water, personal skills training. This course is geared towards intermediate to advanced paddlers looking to refine their cold water comfort, safety and rough water skill set. Classroom time and housing will be staged out of the fabled Groton House, a grand and historic victorian on the shores of the Fishers Island Sound. Paddle play will follow where conditions are best along the CT/RI shoreline. Rocks, shore surf and tiderips are among the promising possibilities. There will be no predetermined curriculum as this intimate event is focused on individual paddlers’ wants and needs. As this area offers such interesting and complex conditions, participants will have an opportunity to take an active role in determining the daily paddle plans. Costs are $525 w/o housing OR $675 including housing Contact Gerry At Sea Sherpa Kayak Dot Com with any questions
  11. Polar Paddle Practicum April 29th - May 1st Kick start your active water paddle play season. John Carmody (Sea Cliff Kayakers) and Gerry Polinsky (Sea Sherpa Kayak) are offering a rough water, personal skills training. This course is geared towards intermediate to advanced paddlers looking to refine their cold water comfort, safety and rough water skill set. Classroom time and housing will be staged out of the fabled Groton House, a grand and historic Victorian on the shores of the Fishers Island Sound. Paddle play will follow where conditions are best along the CT/RI shoreline. Rocks, shore surf and tiderips are among the promising possibilities. There will be no predetermined curriculum as this intimate event is focused on individual paddlers’ wants and needs. As this area offers such interesting and complex conditions, participants will have an opportunity to take an active role in determining the daily paddle plans. Costs are $525 w/o housing OR $675 including housing Contact Gerry At Sea Sherpa Kayak Dot Com with any questions
  12. Gerry here. Just a follow up. There's a 10% discount for any NSPN club members in good standing. If you are interested in taking the class, let Matt know you are a club member when you register. Hope to see you there, Gerry
  13. Gerry here. Just a follow up. There's a 10% discount for any NSPN club members in good standing. If you are interested in taking the class, let Matt know you are a club member when you register. Hope to see you there, Gerry
  14. Gerry Polinsky (Sea Sherpa Kayak) and Matt Kane (Prime Paddlesports) are hosting the third and final of our fall series for 2015. This unique camp is all about the season that most paddler’s treat as “down time”. - Day 1 will focus on kit and clothing options, cold water immersion medical issues and field treatment, cold specific incident management/avoidance. There will be a partial day dryland session followed by an in/on the water incident workshop. - Day 2 will be a full day polar paddle. We’ll seek out open water conditions that will guarantee us getting wet and dive right in. This day’s focus will be on both cold water safety/comfort and refinement of skills while dressed for frigid conditions. There is a unique housing option for this event: Matt has access to a beautiful historic house located walking distance from the entrance to the Avery Pt Campus in Groton, Ct. Sleeps 15 comfortably, great kitchen, multiple bedrooms and baths, huge covered porch for drying gear. We’ve held events here before and it’s always a great experience. Costs including housing is $200/1day or $375/weekend or, if you do not need housing, $150/1 day or $275/weekend. The house is available starting the eve of the 13th. Matt and Gerry have specific qualifications that speak to this type of event. - Gerry: ACA L5 Advanced Open Water Instructor, BCU 5 Star Aspirant, Wilderness First Aid, NOLS certified Winter Outdoor Educator, w/5 year’s of cold condition guiding in the Sierra’s and Cascades and 30 years of winter expeditioning on kayaks, crampons, snowshoes and skis. - Matt: ACA L4 Open Water Instructor, BCU 4 Star Aspirant, Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician, SOLO Wilderness Medicine Instructor, NSP Outdoor Emergency Care Technician, ASKIA certified ski instructor, supports the Cold Spring Fire Department with back/front country emergencies We pride ourselves on offering “individualized instruction” which means our itinerary is dictated by your individual interests and needs not by a rigid itinerary. This marks the beginning of some of the year’s best paddling; power boat traffic is way down, conditions are reliably active and you tear through calories just staying warm. For gory details contact [email protected] To register contact Matt at [email protected]
  15. Gerry Polinsky (Sea Sherpa Kayak) and Matt Kane (Prime Paddlesports) are hosting the second of three Open Water Workshops on Oct. 17-18. This one is a camp focused on refining intermediate skills. Venues options will be the overfalls/races in the Fisher Island Sound and rocks/surf along coastal RI – wherever the best conditions takes us. There is a unique housing option for this event: Matt has access to a beautiful historic house located walking distance from the entrance to the Avery Pt Campus in Groton, Ct. Sleeps 15 comfortably, great kitchen, multiple bedrooms and baths, huge covered porch for drying gear. We’ve held events here before and it’s always a blast. Costs including housing is $200/1day or $375/weekend or, if you do not need housing, $150/1 day or $275/weekend. The house is available starting the eve of the 16th. We’ll cover boat control and paddling technique in conditions, rough water forecasting, dressing for shoulder season paddling, etc… We pride ourselves on offering “individualized instruction” which means our itinerary is dictated by your individual interests and needs not by a rigid itinerary. This is a great time of year as the waters are still quite warm, power boat traffic is down and conditions are reliably active. For gory details contact [email protected] To register contact Matt at [email protected]
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