Registration opens Monday November 20
We're extending this invitation for you to join us this winter for an exclusive kayaking course we are offering:Ocean Skills Development Week
Designed especially for advancing beginners and beyond, this is your opportunity to paddle the Atlantic Ocean this winter and enjoy the laid back town of Tybee, Island Georgia.
Join the ranks of accomplished ISK club paddlers who've been to the ocean, and enjoy the dynamics of ocean paddling by utilizing this experience to achieve and enhance your personal goals. This will help you toward a more confident and accomplished Great Lakes paddler and build your skills for more adventurous ocean trips as well. Use this class to set the stage for more upcoming adventurous trips and courses to the ocean.
Working as a team, Michelle and Jeff have been bringing fellow club members to this location for years and taught/guided in this region as well. This is ISK's seventh club trip to the ocean and Michelle and I have led and taught all of them. We are known for our logistics and accommodations, teaching in many types of environments, and adventurous trips to Lake Superior, Alaska, Maine, and Cumberland Island Georgia. Our familiar understanding of this area allows us to provide you fantastic opportunities to grow your skills and understanding of ocean paddling. Many of our students have gone on to larger trips and skill assessments. Our credentials and experience as instructors and guides, combined with a small, intimate class size, allow for us to tailor this event to your skills and provide more individual attention to you.
Your growth as a paddler is important to us. We work with a list of goals you bring to Tybee, utilize progressions in skill development and tailor the week for the best learning you can have.
With 5 days to learn and grow, we will work on paddling and navigation skills; growing and developing throughout the week.
Tybee Island is a great winter getaway for kayaking. Even though the water is cool (dry suits recommended, wetsuits minimum) it's still a lot warmer than the water at home. The salt water of the Atlantic is also easier to tolerate on the sinuses - no nose plugs needed! The island provides us with a flexibility to utilize a variety of tidal environments.
Paddling Skills and Tactics:
- Strokes and Maneuvers
- Launching and landing in surf
- Navigation theoretical/practical
- Marsh paddle, bird watching, dolphins, navigation
Never has kayak learning been so fun or luxurious. After a fulfilling day on the water we relax in our own rental home; spacious and modern - ahhh, showered, fed, and with beverage in hand we debrief and relax at the end of the day. Spacious living quarters and kitchen makes for happy clients.
We look for homes that have private rooms for couples; some singles may have to share a room (but certainly not a bed) with like gender.
Washer and driers are included in most houses, as well as Cable TV and WiFi.
If you have other ideas for your own lodging, we can adjust the pricing accordingly.
Do you have a friend or partner who doesn't paddle? No problem, we can adjust the rates for them. While you're out on the water, they can walk the beaches , visit nearby Fort Pulaski or explore the historic city of Savannah.
No matter how you prefer to travel, we'll assist you to get there.
If you choose to drive, you have the additional luxury of spending the week in the boat you know and love - yours!
Flying, while convenient for time savings, presents a few different options.
- You can rent a boat from our friends at Sea Kayak Georgia
- Or We can haul your gear (for a fee) and pick you up at the airport.
Whoa!, I hope some folks will drive or rent a car when you get there as we have a mini van, not a bus, but we can figure these things out.
Two words: nutritious and delicious. We have a large repertoire of fantastic menus.
Special dietary needs will be honored.
All meals and snacks will be included; we simply ask that you share in cleanup to ensure the kitchen and house remain livable.
We'll eat out one or 2 nights (on your own $) at one of the many quaint and delightful restaurants.
As much as I would love to take everybody on this trip who is interested, your enjoyment and that of the others must be considered; please write to me to see if this is the best fit for you: Jeff Forseth
Upon reserving your spot, and within a week, a $500 deposit is required to hold it (check or cash only). The balance will be due 6 weeks prior to event (Sunday, Jan 7, 2018). If you cancel prior to 6 weeks before the start of the course, you will receive a full refund. If you must cancel less than 6 weeks before the start of the course, you will receive a refund only if we are able to fill your spot with a suitable replacement.
If we are unable to fill this event, we’ll make attempts to modify the itinerary and adjust the fees to your satisfaction or give you notice of cancellation by 6 weeks (Sunday, Jan 7, 2018).
•ASAP contact Michelle or Jeff
•Balance of fees due Sunday, Jan 7, 2018
•Arrive Tybee Island, Georgia, Sunday February 18, 2018
•Depart Tybee Island Georgia, Saturday February 24, 2018
What to do now?
ASAP contact Michelle or Jeff to let us know you are interested.
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