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Traditional Greenland Skills Workshop with Portland Paddle and Kayak Ways

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June 15th and 16th at East End Beach in Portland, ME!

Join Portland Paddle and Kayak Ways for an introduction to the traditional Greenland style of kayaking! World renowned instructors and competition rollers Cheri Perry and Turner Wilson will guide you through the differences between the Greenland Qajaq and their western descendants, and teach the foundational strokes, braces, and rolls of Greenland paddling. Join us for a fun two days learning “the dark art of the skinny stick”!


  • Explore the foundation skills of the extensive Greenland rolling repertoire: layback, forward, and sculling rolls with the paddle, norsaq, hand, and more.
  • Experience the elegance and ease of Greenland strokes: canted, sliding, vertical, bow & stern sweeps, bow & stern rudders, sculling draws.
  • Learn the balance brace, sculling brace, and chest scull, as well as low, high, and deep pry brace recoveries.
  • Build and practice skills. In this workshop, we will begin with a thorough breakdown of how the roll works on the land, followed by in-water coaching. We’ll discuss the design features of the stick and how it functions best, and then we’ll try it on the water with a strokes component.

To register visit Portland Paddle's website.

 Email trips@portlandpaddle.net with questions. 

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