Sea Kayaking Skills 3 - Photo courtesy of L.L. Bean Outdoor Discovery Programs

Sea Kayaking Skills 3

This one-day course includes classroom time followed by an on-water navigation session to help you take your navigation skills to the next level. During the classroom lesson, kayakers will learn the Navigational Rules of the Road, plus all aspects of chart reading, dead reckoning, aiming off, and how to triangulate your position. Students will also learn detailed tabletop trip planning as well as on-water deck-top navigation and course adjustment.

Events > Sea Kayaking Skills 3
L.L. Bean Flying Point Paddling Center
14 Marietta Lane
Freeport, Maine 04032 United States
About the Event
Presented by
L.L Bean
June 22, 2024 through September 2, 2024

Kayakers will also gain a full understanding of tide/current logs, effects of fog, wind, waves, and boat traffic. Leave No Trace ethics and VHF radio use will also be discussed for those looking to venture out into the ocean environment.

During the on-water lesson, students will test their skills by paddling a plotted route using deck-top navigation tools, conditions permitting.

Kayak Skills 1 & 2 highly recommended as pre-requisites.

Cost: $139
Pre-registration required
Age Minimum: 12 (14 & under with parent/guardian)
Duration: Approximately 8 hours

Offered on select days throughout the summer:
Saturday, June 22nd
Monday, July 1st
Saturday, July 13th
Sunday, July 28th
Sunday, August 18th
Monday, September 2nd