• Kayak Instructor Certification Workshop (ACA L1-2 IK/EKT ICW)

    Hi all, George and Linda suggested that I post this, here. It's important to understand that neither they, nor Liquid Skies, gets any revenue from this program. I'm in the process of achieving an ACA Level 2 Instructor Trainer certification. To that end, I'll be hosting an ACA L1-2 Essentials of (Sea) Kayak Touring Instructor Certification Workshop (L1-2 EKT ICW) when the water warms up: July 15-17. I'll be doing this in conjunction with REI, and the ITE will be none other than Todd Johnstone-Wright (L5 Kayak ITE, L4 WW Kayak IT, several high-level BCA certifications, etc). As REI is hosting, we will have access to their Outdoor School gear on a first come, first served basis. I won't lie to you: ICWs are tough. They're very intense, and would require a big effort on your part. You'll be expected to learn/review a whole bunch of stuff - both technical skills, and teaching skills - then turn around and be able to use those skills appropriately, with a high level of mastery and understanding. You will have homework, every night. And lastly... participation does not guarantee certification. Below, please find the link and accompanying text for information on how to register for the ICW. If you have any questions about the ICW, please let me know back-channel. Otherwise, the link below has access to all the information you should need, including REI contact info. Please remember that reserving a spot, here, does not reserve you a spot on the ICW. To sign up and reserve a spot, please follow the link below. Currently, there are only five spots available. I hope to see you out on the water. Cheers, Tai Link follows: ------------------- https://www.rei.com/events/47968/kayak-instructor-certification-workshop-aca-level-1-2-ekt/241111

  • 2019 Gerry Blackstone Manhattan Kayak Circumnavigation!

    Hazzard's Ramp, Palisades Interstate Park

    The Manhattan Circumnavigation is an annual 30+ mile paddle around NYC. It is open to those who qualify based on their paddling abilities and experience. You must be vetted by the Circ team, fill out the application, be accepted and pay the fee. All participants must have a decked sea kayak 14' or longer, open water experience. Specific qualification requirements will be detailed in the application. The applications are now available - here is the link: www.YPRC.org PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP until you have filled out the application and have been accepted. If you are interested please leave your name in the comments section below. This is not a race but a chance to exercise, meditate, take pictures, socialize and be dazzled by the Manhattan skyline as only a kayaker can see it. The rain date is Sunday, July 21, 2019. APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN: www.YPRC.org Enter in google www.YPRC org and when the page opens you will see 2019 application is open, underneath click on www.YPRC.org & scroll all the way down to the box that says 'the application', read down to the end and click on next - fill it out and wait for confirmation.

  • George's island across the mighty Hudson

    George’s Island Park

    [masked]:28 AM EDT Low Tide[masked]:04 PM EDT high tide High Tide 2 pm We launch at 12:01 pm & cross the Hudson to Haverstraw then head into Cedar pond creek in Haverstraw on the rising tide. No sit on tops, no inflatables, no fishing kayaks, no recs, 14 ft minimum We are crossing & you need to have the ability my cell[masked] Launch at George's island there is a entrance fee at gate $10.00

  • Bay of Fundy Sea Kayak Symposium! Lets paddle in Canada.

    Join us in beautiful Southwest Nova Scotia on Sept. 13-15, 2019 to be amazed at what it has to offer. Open to all paddling levels. Come paddle Canadas's ocean Playground. Registration is open now. See the web site for registration now at: www.bofsks.com. Other contact info E-mail: [masked], phone: (902)[masked] For coaches: Https://www.bofsks.com/coach/ there is an incredible lineup. Please do not sign up on this site until you have filled out the registration form. Once you have signed and paid your registration form, you can add your name on this site - early bird pricing for the 3 days is $212.50 payable to The Bay of Fundy Symposium. If you are interested in housing email or phone me separately, I will book housing by Nov. 15, 2018 for those willing to leave a deposit. Liquid Skies does not collect money or get any discounts on this.