TLC FOR YOUR Kayak:t  Keep your kayak looking young, healthy and happy with a few routine simple steps!  Bring your kayak, whether it be SOF, composite or plastic and learn prevention and early identification of problems that might cause premature kayak demise.

 CALM UNDER WATER:  Overcome that aqua anxiety.  Whether hanging upside down in the water while still attached to a kayak sounds really ominous to you, or you have a roll and hang upside down, but don't feel as comfortable as you would like, this is the class for you.

DEVELOPING A BOMB PROOF ROLL:  Prerequisite for this class is having 1 very dependable roll.  The class will cover a wide spectrum including understanding, identifying and dealing with fear, getting familiar with being under water, improving skill level and technique, and dealing with surprise, stress and water motion.  Be ready for practice drills.

ROPES:   The Greenland ropes are a way that Greenlanders build their strength and skills for rolling when the water is too inhospitable to practice there.  Our exposure to the ropes will include a demonstration and explanation on Friday evening followed on Saturday and Sunday by practice as a scheduled class or that you can set up on an individual basis (if you prefer not to have an audience).  Be sure to try them; they are fun as well as enlightening.  Dave Sides can make even me successful in some of the maneuver

MAKING THE CHANGE:  See for yourself how the traditional, skinny Greenland style paddle is used to make your boat do all the things you expect it to and then a bit more.  We will cover all the standard issues -- forward stroke, turning, support, etc, but using effective Inuit technique. For centuries before John McGregor and then Derek Hutchison "invented" modern sea kayaking, the Arctic kayak hunters daily provided food and clothing, ensuring the continuation of a culture in conditions that would keep most of us indoors.  The boats, tools and techniques from this paddling tradition, still kept alive in modern Greenland, offer a different perspective on sea kayaking.