Seamanship 101: Building the Foundation

Field trip: Paddler Development Weekend

Seamanship 101: Building the Foundation - Deception Pass

An introductory clinic on strokes and moving water.

  • Sea Kayak III
  • Easy

Launch and land at Cornet Bay State Park.

In this clinic we will dedicate two-thirds of the day to emphasize the strokes that are most valuable when handling your kayak in moving water; during the remaining third of the day, we will introduce tactics suitable for water that moves.  Although this clinic, Seamanship 101, may be taken independently, by the end of the day you may well feel comfortable enough to join us for that next step, Seamanship 201, on Sunday.

Some paddling experience, and a desire to expand your horizons recommended.  Immersion clothing and helmet required.


Deception Pass

  • Sea Trails Deception Pass and Skagit Bay WA101

    NOAA Bellingham to Everett No. 18423

    NOAA Anacortes to Skagit Bay No. 18427
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Mountaineers' essentials and sea kayaking essentials. Immersion clothing and helmet required.

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