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Chart and Compass Sea Kayak Weekend, June 3rd-5th

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Learn the basics of navigation, chart symbols and terms, trip time estimation,

tides and currents in this informative, practical, hands on workshop. Saturday

morning will be spent in class. After lunch we'll break into small groups to

follow student plotted courses, led by the students. Sunday morning we'll plot

a route and head back out on the water for more practice. Ample time throughout

the weekend to get questions answered. Participants will be given a packet of

the presentation material and a Small Craft NAV-AID Course Plotter.

This class has been attended by RICKA, NSPN and AMC members, and participants

have given positive feedback about the content and format of both the class

room and on-water sessions.

When: June 3rd-5th (Friday night thru Sunday afternoon)

Where: AMC's Knubble Bay Camp in Georgetown, ME

Meals: Saturday and Sunday breakfast, Saturday dinner

Lodging: stay in the cabin or camp outside (Fri & Sat nights)

Cost: $107 AMC members / $118 non-members

(cost includes lodging, 3 meals and NAV-AID)

Instructors: Dave Corbin, Steve Formisani

Registration: Gail Fensom, 52 Mooers Road, Nottingham, NH 03290

gailrond@comcast.net 603-305-0238

About your instructors ...

Dave Corbin has been sea kayaking for the past 10 years. His certifications

include: ACA Coastal Kayak Instructor, BCU 3 Star Sea paddler and Coastal

Navigator, and he is also a Registered Maine Guide. Steve Formisani has been

sea kayaking since 1993. In September 2001 Steve completed a 300 mile, 28

day solo paddle of the Maine Island Trail, without the aid of a GPS. Dave

and Steve have navigated their kayaks along most of the Maine coast, including

trips to some of its most remote islands (Vinalhaven, Swans Island, Great Wass,

Isle Au Haut, and Matinicus Rock). This is their 4th year teaching this class.


Knubble Bay Camp is an Appalachian Mountain Club volunteer managed facility located about

15 minutes south of Bath, Maine. Weekends are organized around an all-day paddle Saturday

and half-day paddle Sunday. Typically one or two groups are formed, depending on the number

and experience level of participants. Breakfasts and Saturday dinner are provided by the

volunteer committee, with participants helping with prep and clean-up. Participants can

share a bunk room in the cabin or tent outside. The weekends are known for great food,

paddling, friendship, and Scrabble. Additional information about a particular weekend trip

is available from the registrar. See the KBC website for a full list of the 2011 season trips.



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