Improve your paddling efficiency, ability and confidence in this full-day course – the perfect follow-up to our Introduction to Sea Kayaking. Offered in the natural beauty and relaxed seaside surroundings of Casco Bay, this information-packed day of instruction will prepare you for more ambitious kayaking adventures.
In a small-class environment, our experts will teach you edging, bracing and sculling techniques. Edging will enhance your boat handling skills like turning while underway or staying on course in a breeze. Bracing and sculling will help prevent capsizing, giving you the confidence to really utilize the edging component.
With edging and bracing practice, capsizes are bound to happen. Our experts will demonstrate some advanced rescue techniques that go beyond the paddle float rescue taught in our Introduction to Sea Kayaking course.
You'll have plenty of time to practice the basic body mechanics of these advanced paddling strokes and boat handling skills. You will also learn how to effectively move your kayak laterally (sideways) with some different draw strokes. By the end of this course, you will have gained an enhanced awareness of how your boat, paddle and body work together efficiently.
All necessary paddling equipment is provided.
L.L.Bean does not usually cancel events due to inclement weather. However, we reserve the right to cancel an event at any time due to severe weather, low enrollment or other concerns. If L.L.Bean cancels your event, you will receive a full refund for the cost of your reservation.
*Synthetic clothing dries quickly and is the best choice for outdoor pursuits. Please do not wear cotton clothing. When wet, cotton rapidly robs the heat from your body and takes a long time to dry. We also recommend you dress in multiple layers, allowing you more flexibility to comfortably respond to the weather conditions and your level of exertion.
†Please call ahead if you plan to use your own equipment as it must pass inspection by L.L.Bean staff before use. If it's deemed unsuitable, we will provide you with the necessary equipment.