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What type of kayak should I get? How do I get started? Can I find others to paddle with? Where can I paddle? Where can I find courses? Where can I learn about safety? I can camp out of my sea kayak?! How do we plan for the journey? Please join us for a free event that will answer all of your questions about sea kayaking! We will cover topics ranging from kayak selection to where to kayak, and everything in between! This is the first in a free series that will include three future on water sessions for those who attend. So, bring your questions and jump into sea kayaking! Fuel your sense of adventure and redefine your limits! Complimentary refreshments will be available! Sponsored by Newbury Kayak and Canoe and Rock, Paddle, Surf Kayak Coaching. TO REGISTER, SIMPLY FILL OUT THIS FORM: https://goo.gl/forms/YLp935YmbBs1CNs52
PART 1: April[masked]pm PART 2: May[masked]pm The Rock, Paddle, Surf Kayak Coaching (RPS) Coastal Navigation course consists of two on-the-water sessions. The goal is to develop skills for safe and enjoyable kayak navigation along the coast (within five miles of land). Day 1 starts with an on-beach (weather dependent) discussion of tides, weather, wind, waves, swell, boat traffic, and wildlife. It continues with an introduction to the marine chart, and the use of a compass. The on-water segment is initially focused on “H2O Orienteering”, with the goal of using the environment, chart, and compass to determine location and direction. The topics include bearings, back bearings, topography, buoys, landmarks, and shore curvature. Rules of thumb related to the on-water estimation of distance and angles are discussed. Day 2 of the course involves moving on the water, including exploitation of transits, bearing compensation for wind and current (steering off), ferry angles, and parallax. Location: Both sessions will be in Boston Harbor. Registration covers both days. The course will be co-lead by Kevin Beckwith (British Canoeing Advanced Sea Kayak Leader and ACA Advanced OWI) and Bob Levine (British Canoeing Advanced Sea Kayak Leader and ACA OWI) PLEASE USE LINK BELOW TO REGISTER: http://www.salemkayak.com/reserve/coastal-navigation Note that Newbury Kayak rents drysuits and has navigation materials available.