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Midcoast Rendezvous

October 26, 2018 - October 28, 2018


Hosted by John Carmody of Sea Cliff Kayakers.

This event is, no kidding and hands down, best in class.  Fantastic venues, great conditions, insanely attentive and supportive coaching staff.  Paddlers from those getting their first taste of open water to seasoned sea leaders flock to this event which has filled to capacity every year it’s been held in spite of a total lack of promotion.

This mid sized symposium features high caliber staffing and uniquely low ratios of coaches to paddlers to allow participants a truly individualized experience.  Whether the day focuses on rock gardening, tide races or surf, everyone is assured ample opportunity and attention.

The Rendezvous goes a long way in making up for the evils normally associated with the standard symposium model in other ways as well:  Post paddle dinners and presentations are taken as opportunities for participants and coaches to get to know each other.  There’s no class warfare here.

Repeat offenders in the coaching staff have included some of the highest certified kayakers in the world:   John Carmody, Steve MacDonald, Jenn Kleck, Steve Maynard, Russel Farrow, Sylvain Bedard, Todd Wright, Nige Robinson, Nigel Foster – that’s right, this event rates 2 Nigels.  If you don’t know these folks, you should.  Take a minute to check them out on line.  Legends all.  The local luminaries have been stacked deep too:  Carl Ladd, Tim Gleason, Ron Gautreau, Caroline Zeiss and Gerry from Sea Sherpa.

Places go quick but paddlers can be as lazy as civilians so you still may have a chance to get on board.  If you are interested in learning more or signing up, contact John by following the link:



October 26, 2018
October 28, 2018
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