Paddling - Sea Kayaking

Introduction to Sea Kayaking: Hingham Harbor

Saturday, June 30, 2018 12:00 AM

Intended for those who have limited sea kayaking experience or want a refresher. This fast paced session will cover essential strokes, rescues, navigation, tides, and paddling near and across boating channels. It will take place in Hingham Harbor and will include paddling around some of the Harbor Islands. Basic kayaking skills are required, including the ability to confidently wet exit with a spray skirt. Expect a full day of instruction, training, and paddling. A 15 foot (minimum) kayak with fore and aft bulkheads, spray skirt, and PFD, are required.

Trip details

Activity: 
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Canceled
Leader: 
Dennis Blejer djblejer@verizon.net

Dennis Blejer is an AMC Boston Chapter Sea Kayak Leader with ACA certifications in Coastal Kayak Trip Leadership and Open Water Skills

Coleader: 
Alex Daggett
Registrar: 
Dennis Blejer djblejer@verizon.net

Intro to Kayak Camping Clinic

Saturday, August 18, 2018 9:00 AM to Sunday, August 19, 2018 3:00 PM

Join us for a weekend camp adventure on Beal island in Maine. This trip is tailored for those that have not (or have) island camped out of a kayak. We will discuss needed gear and packing a boat as well as route planning, weather, meals, VHF basics, and other necessary topics for multi-day paddling in ocean environment. You will need paddling experience including wet exits and rescues as well as some camping experience with backpack or car (RV does not count).

Trip details

Activity: 
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Trip state: 
ME
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Jeff Barrell jbarrell2@gmail.com

Jeff has been kayaking for many years and has led several Maine camping trips.

Dana Gray

Sea Kayak to Georges Island

Saturday, August 11, 2018 12:00 AM

Paddle from City Point to historic Georges Island and return. Opportunity to explore the island. Intermediate sea kayaking skills required. Must be able to paddle in moderate conditions such as 10 knot winds and 2 foot seas. The ability to get back into your kayak with an assisted rescue is required. Sea kayaks 15 ft minimum with front and rear bulkheads required. Approximately 12 miles.

Trip details

Activity: 
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Dennis Blejer djblejer@verizon.net

Dennis Blejer is an AMC Boston Chapter Sea Kayak Leader with ACA certifications in Coastal Kayak Trip Leadership and Open Water Skills

Coleader: 
Alex Daggett

Al is an AMC Boston Chapter Sea Kayak Coleader with ACA certifications in Coastal Kayak Trip Leadership and Skills.

Marty Jensen

Marty is an AMC Boston Chapter Sea Kayak Coleader with ACA certifications in Coastal Kayak Trip Leadership and Skills.

Registrar: 
Dennis Blejer

Intro to Seakayaking

Saturday, June 23, 2018 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM

We will work on basic, efficient strokes for good boat control. Prepare to get wet doing kayak exits and rescues.

Wear polypro clothing with a wind or waterproof jacket and foot protection that will stay on while you swim. Bring glasses-keepers, had, sun screen, water, lunch and dry clothes to change into later.

Seakayak, PFD and paddle rental available on site.

Trip details

Activity: 
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Mary Buntin (978-774-3085)
Coleader: 
Jim Slack

Intermediate Sea Kayaking: Boston Harbor Instructional

Saturday, July 7, 2018 12:00 AM

Intended for intermediate sea kayakers who want to take their skills to the next level. This training session will cover paddling in wind and chop, use of skegs and rudders, rescues, navigation, tides, group cohesion, and crossing boating channels. It will take place in Boston Harbor and will include paddling around the Inner Harbor Islands. Intermediate sea kayaking skills are required, including the ability to re-enter your kayak with an assisted rescue. Expect a full day of instruction, training, and paddling.

Trip details

Activity: 
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Dennis Blejer

Dennis Blejer is an AMC Boston Chapter Sea Kayak Leader with ACA certifications in Coastal Kayaking Trip Leadership and Open Water Skills

Coleader: 
Alex Daggett

Al is an AMC Boston Chapter Sea Kayak Coleader with ACA certifications in Coastal Kayak Trip Leadership, Coastal Kayak Skills, and is a Level 2 Instructor

Registrar: 
Dennis Blejer djblejer@verizon.net

Paddle Westport River (Lev 1+)

Monday, May 28, 2018 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Westport river is a great warm up to the paddling season. Quiet, scenic, and warm(er) water. We will paddle 8-12 miles in the East branch. Rental boats available near launch.
Expect to see lots of ospreys, ducks, and other birds. After paddling, we regroup at restaurant next to take-out for drinks on the deck with optional dinner.

Trip details

Activity: 
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Jeff Barrell

Jeff leads sea kayak and backcountry ski trips for AMC for 15+ years. He loves kayak camping in Maine, but also Boston Harbor, Woods Hole, and North shore.

Pond Social for Paddlers

Wednesday, July 4, 2018 5:30 PM to 12:00 AM

Come to our Wednesday evening (5:30 pm - dark, June 6 - Aug 29) pond socials! These are informal get-togethers at a pond in Concord (near Walden Pond) to practice paddling skills, roll whitewater kayaks and play around.
Everyone is welcome to join us with their own boat! We have WW kayak rentals for $10. You must be able to transport the kayak from the boathouse to the pond and back (approx. 5 miles).

Trip details

Activity: 
Paddling
Paddling - Flatwater
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Paddling - Whitewater
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Melanie Rausch

Pond Social for Paddlers

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 5:30 PM to 12:00 AM

Come to our Wednesday evening (5:30 pm - dark, June 6 - Aug 29) pond socials! These are informal get-togethers at a pond in Concord (near Walden Pond) to practice paddling skills, roll whitewater kayaks and play around.
Everyone is welcome to join us with their own boat! We have WW kayak rentals for $10. You must be able to transport the kayak from the boathouse to the pond and back (approx. 5 miles).

Trip details

Activity: 
Paddling
Paddling - Flatwater
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Paddling - Whitewater
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Melanie Rausch

Pond Social for Paddlers

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 5:30 PM to 12:00 AM

Come to our Wednesday evening (5:30 pm - dark, June 6 - Aug 29) pond socials! These are informal get-togethers at a pond in Concord (near Walden Pond) to practice paddling skills, roll whitewater kayaks and play around.
Everyone is welcome to join us with their own boat! We have WW kayak rentals for $10. You must be able to transport the kayak from the boathouse to the pond and back (approx. 5 miles).

Trip details

Activity: 
Paddling
Paddling - Flatwater
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Paddling - Whitewater
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Melanie Rausch

Pond Social for Paddlers

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 5:30 PM to 12:00 AM

Come to our Wednesday evening (5:30 pm - dark, June 6 - Aug 29) pond socials! These are informal get-togethers at a pond in Concord (near Walden Pond) to practice paddling skills, roll whitewater kayaks and play around.
Everyone is welcome to join us with their own boat! We have WW kayak rentals for $10. You must be able to transport the kayak from the boathouse to the pond and back (approx. 5 miles).

Trip details

Activity: 
Paddling
Paddling - Flatwater
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Paddling - Whitewater
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Melanie Rausch

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