Upgrade to Sea Kayak Membership Package

Overview

If you have already signed up for the Beginner Sea Kayak Starter Package and find that you want to continue learning more advanced skills, attend our weekly practice nights, and continue to be a part of our friendly community of beginner paddlers, choose this upgrade to the Sea Kayak Membership Package!

Enjoy up to two years* of member benefits, including:

  1. Three more outdoor lessons (choose the dates that work for you)
  2. FREE Coached Weeknight practice for life* (with social hour afterward)
  3. All kayak equipment (kayak, paddle, pfd, and skirt for classes & practice)
  4. Discounted kayak rentals for additional practice!
  5. 10% annual dividend from all purchases at our Potomac store

Kayak, paddle, pfd, and spray skirt, are provided for all courses and practice. You have up to two years to complete your lessons and may attend free practice nights for life! Read the individual course descriptions below.


SK 103-105 Course and Practice Descriptions

SK 103: Bracing and Rolling

Your ability to roll your sea kayak will expand your paddling horizon. A properly "outfitted" sea kayak fits your lower body like a glove and allows for edging, bracing, and rolling control. Wearing a spray skirt keeps the water out and adds a new level of safety awareness. Teaching the sea kayak roll is an art that we have perfected over the years. Practicing drills on the surface ensures that you use your "hip flick" to right the kayak. Keeping your head underwater during the roll and maintaining a proper paddle position will come easy with a proven method: our instructors stand in waist-deep water supporting and moving your body through the correct position so that you stay relaxed and are able to quickly grasp this complex skill.

2019 Dates (Choose one):

  • June 22
  • July 20
  • August 24
  • September 14

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

Location (link) : Pennyfield Lock, Potomac, MD

Time : 3:00 PM

Duration : 3 hours

Class Ratio : 5:1

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FREE: Coached Weeknight Practice

When you sign up for the Complete Lesson Package you get the benefit of attending free practice nights for life. At these fun--yet focused--sessions, an instructor will supervise as you practice the skills and drills covered in the lessons. This is a great way to meet other paddlers and fine-tune your skills. All equipment is provided.

Remaining 2018 Dates (Tuesdays):

  • September 18

2019 Dates (Tuesdays):

  • June 4, 11, 18, 25
  • July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • August 6, 13, 20, 27
  • September 3, 10, 17, 24

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

Location (link) : Rileys Lock, Potomac, MD

Time : 6:00 PM

Duration : 2 hours

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SK 104: Advanced Strokes

You will be identified as a complete sea kayaker by your grace and maneuverability. Edging and advanced strokes are the finishing touchs for your paddling technique. "Carving" turns (as in snow sports), and gliding in any direction will bring a broad smile as you cut the number of required paddle strokes in half. These skills will open up a whole new world of sea kayaking that you will define as "playful." Master carving turns, gliding laterally, and maneuvering a seventeen foot vessel with a flick of the wrist.

2019 Dates (Choose one):

  • July 21
  • August 18
  • September 15

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

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

Time :2:00 PM

Duration : 4 hours

Class Ratio : 5:1

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SK 105: Open Water

Graduation day! Hours of practice have transformed you into a safe, skilled and self-sufficient paddler. The Open Water lesson puts these skills to the test on a fun and exciting, instructor-supervised crossing of the Chesapeake Bay. Learn trip preparation, how to paddle in formation, the "rules of the nautical road," basic navigation skills, and more!

Remaining 2018 Dates (Choose one):

  • September 22

2019 Dates (Choose one):

  • July 27
  • August 31
  • September 29
Includes : Kayak, paddle, personal floatation device, and skirt.

Location (link) : Truxtun Park, Annapolis, MD

Time : 8:00 AM and 1:00 PM

Duration : 4 hours

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Completion of the SK 105 course marks your "graduation" from the program and the conclusion of equipment rental and use benefits.