Great Lakes Sea Kayak Symposium Expedition Course

Go Kayak Now! will be leading a new course at the Great Lakes Sea Kayak Symposium. Often when leading trips for this awesome event, it comes up in discussions with students that they have never camped out of their kayak or planned a trip. An expedition, (if we want to call it that) is one of the most enjoyable things about sea kayaking. Traveling somewhere, under your own power with all of your gear in the kayak is one of the most transcendent experiences in our hustle bustle lives. To be untethered from land with no iPhone, no computer, and only a map and a compass to guide you. But it also comes with some challenges of seamanship, risk management, paddling skills, and leadership when going afloat.

This course is intended to provide two days of on-water experience with sea kayak expeditions. It will he a journey from Munising to 12 Mile beach, along the beautiful section of cliffs and sandstone escarpments of Pictured Rocks national lakeshore.

The course will cover the following high level skills, plus a whole lot more.

  • Risk Management
  • Leadership and Group Management
  • Rescues with loaded kayaks
  • Navigation
  • Launching and landing strategies with loaded kayaks
  • Directional Control in conditions
  • Incident Management
  • Towing

Spots are limited for this course so please signup early! Head over to the GLSKS website to get the details and signup.

Important notes:

This is not a supported or guided trip. Participants are expected to be self-supported with their own gear and food. Instructors are there to provide safety and coaching, but not a fully guided experience.

If you have questions about this trip please contact Bill at Downwind Sports by calling 906-226-7112.

Trip cost will be $125.00

Trip will run from July 17-19th.