Strokes and Manuevers


Strokes and Manuevers - Kitsap Lake

Forward, reverse, and maneuvering strokes

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  • Sea Kayak II
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 nm

8:30am at Kitsap Lake Park, 1978 Price Road NW, Bremerton WA.

Toilets available all day. We won't be further away than one mile from the launch. My house is just up the hill from the lake, and we will go there Sunday for the video.

Optional Potluck Saturday night.

There’s much more to maneuvering your boat than just forward, reverse, and braking on one side to turn. Learning the maneuvering strokes allows you to control your boat better in wind or waves, or simply to make the boat go where you want it with the least amount of effort. An efficient forward stroke makes you go faster with less effort and make longer trips. Improving your strokes makes kayaking more fun! It provides you the fundamentals for training later in wind, waves, current, and surf.

In this clinic, we start with the fundamentals and “layer” our way up. We’ll cover edging, turning, bracing, sideways movement, forward, and backward strokes.

Bring lunch on day one and two, and perhaps a snack for watching your video on day two afternoon.

Immersion wear required. 

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Immersion wear required. Both Euro and Greenland paddles welcome. 

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