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Learn how to plan your own paddling trip with the 'Ocean Skills Workshops'!

Portland Paddle Meetup
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Feb 10 8:30AM - 11:30AM

What we'll do
This three-session series covers a range of skills that are essential for paddling on Maine's coastal waters. You can sign up for all three or just attend the sessions that interests you. Three sessions will take place on February 3, 10 & 17 from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM. $30 per session.

SESSION I: SEA KAYAK NAVIGATION -- This session will prepare you to navigate through fog, follow the rules of the road when crossing boat channels, and use a nautical chart to plot a course. Gaining familiarity with some basic principles and skills of navigation will make you much more prepared to sea kayak safely and confidently. SESSION II: TIDES, CURRENTS & WAVES -- This session will give you a deeper understanding of how to read the tides, currents and waves of the Maine coast and how to use them to your advantage when paddling. We'll review the dynamics behind the natural cycles and the tools that are available to paddlers to predict them. SESSION III: TRIP-PLANNING -- This session is designed to prepare you to use the skills learned in the first two sessions to plan a safe, fun and adventurous paddling trip on coastal waters. We'll talk about what to consider when choosing a destination; the gear you'll need; safety precautions to take before and during your trip; managing group dynamics on the water; and many other topics. We'll also plan a hypothetical trip together. With Suzanne Blackburn.

What to bring
If you have them feel free to bring along your nav tools: charts, compass, parallel rules, etc.

Important to know
REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Reserve your spot online at https://portlandpaddle.net/paddlelessons/#oceanskills

The workshops will take place at the offices of the Maine Island Trail Association.

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