Sea Kayaking 101: Fundamentals

Sea Kayaking 101 is designed to introduce you to the fundamentals of sea kayaking. Kayak, paddle, PFD and spray skirt are provided. You can upgrade to our Sea Kayak Membership Package after completing this course.

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Lesson Overview

Whether you're new to paddling or have been at it for a while, our Fundamentals lesson will expose you to the essentials that touring and recreational kayakers need to know in order to handle a sea kayak on calm water. You'll learn proper equipment fit, core muscle use, how to launch and land on shore, and safety basics.

The course is taught by our mature, professional team of instructors who will speed up the learning process by providing tailored feedback and hands-on instruction. Touring and recreational kayakers who are paddling without the skills taught in this package are taking risks every time they launch.

This lesson will give you a solid and fun introduction to sea kayaking, and provide you with a foundation for further learning and development.

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101: Fundamentals

Your first lesson is the foundation for a lifetime of good technique. Proper equipment fit is essential for safety, comfort, and control. Launching and landing can be done gracefully, if you know a few tricks. Torso rotation relieves the arms and shoulders of strain. Turning and propelling strokes can be mastered through professional coaching. This five-hour lesson is taught in a quiet cove and all equipment is provided. Select one date from the list above.

2013 Dates :

  May 12, 26
  June 9, 23
  July 7, 21
  August 11, 25
  September 8, 22

Includes : Kayak, paddle, personal floatation device and skirt.

Location (link) : Riley's Lock, Darnestown, MD

Time : 8:00 AM

Duration : 5 hours

Class Ratio : 5:1

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Awards & Accreditations

Potomac Paddlesports is an award-winning, charter ACA Pro School

Potomac Paddlesports is proud to be an award-winning, charter ACA Pro School.


Conservation Partners

A percentage of all sales from our kayak programs go to support the Potomac Riverkeeper.


Leave No Trace Outdoor Ethics

Potomac Paddlesports teaches and practices Leave No Trace ethics in all our programs.

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