Beyond the Forward Stroke


Beyond the Forward Stroke - Boston Harbor Vicinity

Learn how to make your kayak move with more complex strokes and start to learn how to make your kayak sing and dance for you! This is a prerequisite for the intro to Rock Gardening Class scheduled August 11th 2018.

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  • Sea Kayak II
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 3.0 nm
  • Maximum Waves: 1 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 2 kts
  • Pace: 2 knots

Meet at 9:00am at Boston Harbor Marina.

Learn the effective strokes for maneuvering your kayak. Find out the proper technique for a bow rudder, hanging draw, draw on the move, stern rudder and low brace. To move you and your kayak closer to your kayaking buddy that has a treat or needs some assistance or away from any obstacle. These are the strokes to make your kayak sing and dance for you. They are also the strokes used for rock gardening in your kayak. Learn these strokes so you can see up close and personal some amazing coast line.


Boston Harbor Vicinity

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

This is the prerequisite for the following class of practicle intro to rock gardening with limited room of twelve students.

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