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Skills Session - Basic Strokes and Boat Handling - 6/8/24


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This skills session will focus on basic strokes and boat handling. We will start with overall body position in your kayak  We will achieve this through getting comfortable with the body mechanics of posture, cooperation between upper and lower body to form a C for edging and keeping loose whilst underway. We will work on a variety of strokes, to include the forward stroke, and a variety of turning strokes. We will also practice edging and bracing. After some attention to these skills, we can go for a short paddle and apply the skills underway.

All skill levels are welcome. Whether you are new to sea kayaking or a more experienced paddler looking to reinforce some basic skills, this skills session is for you.

This session will take place in a flat water environment however everyone should always be prepared for and dress for immersion. Dry suits or wet suit with splash top recommended.

Location and Date:  Odiorne State Park Boat Ramp, NH-1A, Rye, NH 03870 - Saturday 6/8/24

Make your parking reservation here - https://www.nhstateparks.org/find-parks-trails/odiorne-point-state-park

What You Need to Bring:  Kayak with bulk heads and a spray skirt, PFD, paddles, hat or helmet, dress for immersion, sunscreen, lunch, snacks, and water.

Please plan to arrive in time for the 9:45am beach briefing, 10:00am launch. We will be returning to the launch between 2 - 3 pm.

We use ACA insurance for skills sessions.  You need to either be an ACA member (join here for $40/year) or pay a $10 event fee here.  

Register by signing up here - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSedCA0izV3ZiBk1-4gk06WSv_JahOWSnjdYXS-GQFpPztOFuw/viewform?usp=sf_link

 

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