Women at Sea Weekend Workshop - Photo Credit: Portland Paddle

Women at Sea Weekend Workshop

Learn, refine and develop your sea kayaking skills in a supportive, fun atmosphere. This special weekend is for novice to intermediate, female-identifying kayakers who want to feel confident, safe and independent in their sea kayak adventures. Gain the skills you need to expand your adventures on the water. We will cover basic strokes, power and efficiency, rescue techniques and safety protocols, ocean dynamics, navigation and trip planning. You’ll be supported as you grow and learn.

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Portland Paddle
East End Beach, 1 Cutter Street
Portland, ME 04101 United States
About the Event
Presented by
Portland Paddle
(207) 370-9730
July 6, 2024 through July 7, 2024

-Proper technique for the essential paddling strokes
-How to identify the major risks and hazards kayakers face in coastal environments
-How to predict and assess the conditions for coastal kayaking in Maine (tides, winds, waves, fog, etc.)
-How to make a crossing over open water on the Maine coast
-How to cope with winds and waves
-How to complete a “wet exit” when a kayak capsizes
-How to complete a self-rescue and an assisted rescue
-How to use a rudder or skeg
-Techniques that can be used to maintain boat control and move efficiently.