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Greenland Kayaking Class

Greenland Skills Series

Learn traditional skills from a pro

Are you interested in traditional paddling skills and learning why these techniques are still used today. Find out what makes Greenland paddling so versatile and get indroduced to a variety of rolling and bracing skills.

Greenland Skills - Level 1

A fun introduction to traditional Greenland kayaking. You'll learn about traditional kayak construction and materials. We will use Greenland paddles (aka sticks) and explore what makes them so fun to use. Topics include: forward strokes, extended paddle use, and bracing.

For those interested in more advanced Greenland kayak training, private classes are available.

Price:

$85

Location:

Buck's Launching, San Rafael

Time:

11am-3pm

Prerequisites:

Kayaking Skills and Safety class or equivalent

What to Bring:

  • Wear synthetic clothing rather than cotton (swimsuit, shirt, shorts, lightweight pants, jacket)
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat and a warm cap
  • Retainer straps for glasses
  • Booties, water shoes, or sport sandals
  • Consider bringing a tip for your instructor / guide for exceptional service

Outback Adventures Provides:

  • Kayaks
  • Paddles
  • PFDs (lifejackets)
  • Spray skirts
  • Paddling Jackets (if necessary)
  • Wetsuits (if necessary)
  • Safety equipment
  • Experienced, friendly instructors / guides

Directions to Buck's Launching in San Rafael
Near China Camp State Park

Directions from San Francisco

Take Highway 101 North, and cross the Golden Gate Bridge and head towards San Rafael. Take the exit for N. San Pedro Road and head East. Continue on N. San Pedro Road. You will eventually come to a stop sign at Meadow Drive and you will see a 711 store on your right. Continue on N. San Pedro Road past the stop sign and East towards the Bay. At the top of the small hill just before continuing down towards the Bay, turn left for Buck's Launching. Follow the entrance signs for Outback Adventures. Please do not drive or park past the buildings on the left, but instead drive through the gated entrance on the right.

Directions from Santa Rosa

Take 101 South and take the exit for N. San Pedro Road. At the exit turn left which is the same direction for China Camp State Park and the Marin County Civic Center. Continue on N. San Pedro Road. You will eventually come to a stop sign at Meadow Drive and you will see a 711 store on your right. Continue on N. San Pedro Road past the stop sign and East towards the Bay. At the top of the small hill just before continuing down towards the Bay, turn left for Buck's Launching. Follow the entrance signs for Outback Adventures. Please do not drive or park past the buildings on the left, but instead drive through the gated entrance on the right.

Directions from Richmond

Take 580 West accross the Richmond / San Rafael Bridge towards San Rafael and merge onto 101N. Take the exit for N. San Pedro Road and head East. Continue on N. San Pedro Road. You will eventually come to a stop sign at Meadow Drive and you will see a 711 store on your right. Continue on N. San Pedro Road past the stop sign and East towards the Bay. At the top of the small hill just before continuing down towards the Bay, turn left for Buck's Launching. Follow the entrance signs for Outback Adventures. Please do not drive or park past the buildings on the left, but instead drive through the gated entrance on the right.

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