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Boat Requirements


If you have your own boat, please bring it along! We encourage you to use your own boat and gear, if possible. Learning in your own boat helps you feel more comfortable going out and practicing on your own after the symposium.

We welcome day touring kayaks (boats of 13.5’ -15’ in length) and sea kayaks (15' and longer) that are equipped with:
•spray skirt
•static deck lines
•sealed bulkheads and/or 2 floatation bags

We require sea kayaks of 15' and longer for Skills Challenge classes and Intermediate and Advanced level tours to be sure that you are able to comfortably and safely keep up with the group in potentially rough conditions.

Please note that PFDs are required to be worn any time you're in a boat on the water, including classes, tours, and demos.





"I feel like this weekend was made for me (a 45-year-old with extensive paddling time, but modest training.)"


"The most beneficial aspect of the weekend was becoming part of a paddling community and meeting people who inspire me to learn more and become more confident in the skills I have and have not learned."