Summer has somehow slipped into history and the Fall paddling season is just ahead of us.
If you live in the Great Lakes area of Canada/US then you are going to want to look into attending one (or both) of these events this fall.
This is a brand new event being held in
It’s being described as, “a fun, invigorating sea kayaking instructional event for students looking to gain experience “in conditions” on the
The list of guest instructors is quite impressive and represents some of the best instructors in
Session topics throughout the weekend include surfing, long boats in current, open water navigation, rock gardening, rough water rescues and incident management.
If you are thinking of going then you had better jump on it today as it’s over half sold out already.
More info: galesstormgathering.com
The Gathering is taking place for the fourth year on October 13-16 in
I will come clean and tell you that this event is organized by me in partnership with White Squall Paddling Centre so you are welcome to take it with a grain of salt when I say that this event is awesomely awesome.
Like the Gales we will be working through a wide selection of rough water paddling skills including working with waves and surf, towing & open water rescues and rough water paddling.
We have a whole pile of facilitators coming in from across
Finally, we will also have our infamous dock launching competition once again. The dock launch never fails to provide a lot of laughs in the audience towards to those who land on their heads. Good times.
It looks like registration is going quite well and there are only 5-6 spots available so get on it if you haven’t already.
More info: georgianbaystormgathering.com
Photo Credits: Top photo: Virginia Marshall, Middle Photo: Rob Dale, Bottom Photo: Virginia Marshall