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ROCK, SURF, RACE 5/31-6/3

Guest Gerry Polinsky

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Guest Gerry Polinsky


                                                                                                                                                      May 31 - June 3                                                                                      

The shorelines of Connecticut and Rhode Island offer diverse opportunities to explore a variety of open water environments to include rocks, surf and races.  Join Gerry Polinsky, Carl Ladd, Don Cheyette and Todd Johnstone-Wright for three days of open water skills development focused on helping you perform better in these complex and dynamic coastal environments.  Rather than focusing on specific technique, we intend to individualize the coaching experience by delivering sessions that promote competency and confidence in tide races, shore surf and rock gardens; different environments that often draw on similar fundamentals.

‘Rock, Surf, Race’ will not rely on a predetermined outline or series of ‘classes;’ rather, venues and daily content will be dictated by the environment and the needs/interests of the paddlers.  By maintaining a low instructor/paddler ratio the coaching staff will be able to focus on individual development and work with paddlers to craft long term action plans.  As the program will be conducted in open water venues paddlers should be dressed for immersion and able to maneuver and conduct rescues in 10-15 knots of wind and 2-4 foot seas.

This course will be based out of the fabled Groton House - a grand and historic Victorian home on the shores of the Fishers Island Sound.  Costs are $525 w/o housing and $625 w/housing (shared room).  If you have further questions please contact Todd Johnstone-Wright at twright@synapticsport.com or to register contact Osprey Sea and Surf Kayak Adventures at ospreyseakayak@gmail.com or 508-636-0300 Space is limited.

Carl Ladd

ACA Level 5 Advanced Open Water Instructor, ACA Level 4 Open Water Instructor Trainer, Wilderness First Aid


Gerry Polinsky

ACA Level 5 Advanced Open Water Instructor, Wilderness First Aid

Don Cheyette

UKCC Level 2 Coach, BCU 5 Star Sea, Wilderness EMT


Todd Johnstone-Wright

BCU Level 5 Coach Sea, ACA Level 5 Advanced Open Water Instructor Trainer Educator, ACA Level 4 Whitewater Instructor Trainer, ACA Level 4 Surf Kayak Instructor, Wilderness EMT/Educator


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