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White Water For Sea Kayakers June 19-21

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Join Sea Kayak New England LLC and Todd Johnstone-Wright of Synaptic Sport LLC for a weekend of whitewater kayaking designed to take your sea kayaking skills into a different environment. Todd will be showing us the ropes on some of his local waters in southern Vermont. This course is a great introduction to white water boating that is aimed at increasing your understanding of strokes, reading water, and paddling in dynamic environments.

For those unfamiliar with Todd he is an adventure sports coach and educator who has worked in outdoor pursuits for over 25 years. Todd owns Synaptic Sport LLC., a consulting group serving sports coaches, adventure sport coaches, and educators. At his core, Todd is a teacher, instructor, and coach whose focus is on creating highly differentiated and fun learning experiences for any ability level, both on and off the water. He is one of only four North Americans to successfully assess as a British Canoe Union (BCU) Level 5 Coach Sea, and one of three to complete the British Canoeing (BC) Level 4 Coaching Diploma. In addition, he is a BC Coach Educator, Safety and Rescue Provider and Leadership Provider, an American Canoe Association (ACA) Level 5 Advanced Open Water Instructor Trainer Educator, and an ACA Level 4 Whitewater Instructor Trainer. Todd serves as an instructor and instructor educator for SOLO Wilderness Medicine; where he works with diverse groups to include, components of the armed forces. Additionally, Todd has earned Master’s Degrees in Education from Saint Michael's College, Performance Coaching from the University of Stirling, Scotland. He also holds awards in the ski, climbing, and mountain bicycling disciplines. He is a team paddler for P&H Kayak and an ambassador for Northwest River Supply (NRS). Kayaking and adventure sport have afforded Todd the opportunity to paddle, climb, ride and ski throughout North America, South America, Africa, and Europe. He feels it’s a privilege to be present whenever and wherever learning is happening.

Time: Three Days

Price: $480, this includes a sport specific whitewater paddle and boat

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I was able to take this course with Todd a couple of years ago.  It's a real skill builder for us sea kayakers, and more fun than a barrel of monkeys going over Niagara Falls.  The whitewater environment gives you the chance to walk the river and read the water and plan your moves, then see if you can paddle the plan.

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