Kayak Sailing - Session 2 - Port Washington Narrows

Field trip: Kayak Sailing

Kayak Sailing - Session 2 - Port Washington Narrows

This is the second session in a two session series. Students will practice the basics of kayak sailing in moderate winds, 12-18kts.

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  • Sea Kayak IV
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 9.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 22 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 1.5 kts
  • Pace: Brisk

Tentatively: meet at 8:50am at Evergreen-rotary Park in Bremerton.

This location should be considered tentative; we will move the time and location to where the preferred wind strength/direction is. We will try to make the meeting time work with the ferry schedule.

You must have completed Session one or have equivalent experience with kayak sailing.

Now that you have the basics about managing the mast and the sheet, it's time to add some adrenaline. Winds will be such that you will find you need to continuously edge your boat when moving sideways to the wind. We will again practice rescues but in more dynamic conditions. Rescues may happen anyway, as we learn how to jive without a sudden filling of the sail.

This clinic is expected to last for several hours.

You will have to have your own boat with sail for this clinic; the instructor cannot keep up if he/she loans you his boat/sail and paddles without a sail.

After the sailing (or in lieu if there is no wind) , we will be doing ACA Level 3 assessment work.


Port Washington Narrows

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Sea Kayaking Equipment + 10 Essentials

Kayak Sail mounted on boat and functional

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