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Mar 30

Ocean Skills Workshops – Session 1: Navigation
Location: 100 Kensington St, Portland, Maine 04103, US
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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This winter we are offering our Ocean Skills Workshops as a 3-part in-person series of workshops taught in the beautiful offices of the Maine Island Trail Association! We recommend taking all three workshops together, but it is okay to only take one or two if you have scheduling restrictions or are most interested in learning the topic in a certain workshop. Each workshop is indoors; we do not go on the water for this series.

Students will receive access to a course website with exercises and resources that we will discuss during our class. The course is taught by Suzanne Blackburn and Zack Anchors, both of whom are licensed Maine Sea Kayak Guides and ACA-certified coastal kayaking instructors.

This session will prepare you to navigate through fog, cross busy boating channels and use navigation tools like compasses and parallel rules. Gaining familiarity with some basic principles and skills of navigation will make you much more prepared to sea kayak safely and confidently.