Boat, Body & Blade On Water Clinic with Wayne Horodowich of USK

skill level:   open to all
ages:   adult
price:   $150.00

Paddling a kayak is more than just taking strokes with your paddle. Kayaking is a true marriage of your boat, body and blade (the 3 B’s). All three must be working together during all aspects of kayaking to get the most out of your equipment.

We will discuss different body positions and movements, varied boat positions and movements, and the numerous different ways to manipulate your paddle to get the results you want. After we work on the 3 B’s separately we will learn how to put them together for greatest efficiency while paddling in calm water or rough conditions.

The class goes from 9AM to 4PM with a one-hour lunch break. Because this is a active class you may be spending time immersed in the water so protective clothing is required. Since some capsizing will occur you will have an opportunity to polish your recovery skills.

Wayne Horodowich is the founder of the University of Sea Kayaking, LLC (USK) and has been teaching Sea Kayaking since the mid 1980's and is the producer of the "In Depth" Instructional video series on sea kayaking. Wayne has also written a new book for his instructor/guide development program called “Practicing Good Judgment - Adventurer’s Guide to Making Critical Decisions.” Visit for information about the University of Sea Kayaking and sea kayaking education.

Jul 16
At: Esther Beach Park
Sun 8:00AM - 4:00PM 4+ spots left Register
Required Forms
Each person attending Rutabaga classes must read and sign the Waiver of Liability form and the Student Health Info form. Please download each form for each participant and bring the signed documents with you when you come to class. Thanks!

Student Equipment List
Student Health Info
Liability Waiver