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July 2018

ACA L4 Skills Assessment

July 7, 2018 - July 8, 2018

The American Canoe Association, Level 4 Open Water Skills Assessment is a required before a participant can complete their L4 workshop training or instructor certification.

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Schoodic Area Reversing Falls/Rock Gardens

July 14, 2018 - July 15, 2018

 This is an open water skills development class, geared towards intermediate paddlers, located in the Schoodic Peninsula area, just outside the magnificent Acadia National Park in Maine.  Venues will include Sullivan Reversing Falls and rock gardening along the rugged outer coast.  

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September 2018

BCU Training In Wales

September 15, 2018 - September 22, 2018

Gerry is working to assist John Carmody (Sea Cliff Kayakers) to deliver this elite event.  Held in southern Wales, UK, this is the crown jewel of open water education.

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Schoodic Sea Kayak Retreat

September 28, 2018 - October 1, 2018
schoodic point Winter Harbor, United States

Hang a left down Route 1 from Ellsworth and the crowds dissipate, but you are navigating towards some of the finest kayaking on the east coast.

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October 2018

Midcoast Rendezvous

October 26, 2018 - October 28, 2018

This is, no kidding and hands down, a best in class.  Fantastic venues, dependable conditions, insanely attentive and supportive coaching staff.

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March 2019

Baja Rocks And Surf

March 10 - March 16
La Bufadora, Baja

  BAJA ROCKS AND SURF 3/10 - 3/16 BAJA CALIFORNIA Baja is renowned for it's quality rock gardening and surf.  Gerry is hosting this event, proudly partnering with Jenn Kleckwho is both a super highly accredited adventure kayaker and super fun as well.  This is going to be more of a peer paddle with long leashed, top tips coaching than a formal instructional. Off shore reefs, pour-overs, slots, sea cliffs and shore surf opportunities abound.  The Pacific can offer long period swell that we seldom…

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April 2019

Polar Paddle Practicum 4.0

April 12 - April 14
Wells To Cape Elizabeth, Maine

POLAR PADDLE PRACTICUM 4.0 4/12 - 4/14 South Coast, Maine This is a gift that keeps on giving.  Now on it's fourth iteration, we are trying out new locals and going back to our roots on programming.  We've eliminated the Leadership Tract and are laser focused making sure paddlers get what they want and need on open water. South coast Maine is a fantastically beautiful area which is underutilized by the paddle community.  Part instructional, part exploratorium, participants will have…

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May 2019

Rocks, Surf, Races

May 10 - May 12
Souteastern CT and Coastal RI

  Gerry At Quonny by Carl Tjerandsen ROCKS, SURF, RACES 5/10 - 5/12 COASTAL CONNECTICUT AND RHODE ISLAND Home to the awesome tide races of the Fishers Island Sound, surf beach venues along the RI south coast and Narragansett Bay and scenic rock gardening on the southern tip of Jamestown, we'll go where conditions are best and paddler interest is highest.  The focus of this event is to increase comfort and expand capacities in open water.  This is a complex and varied…

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June 2019

Cobscook Advanced Sea Kayak Trainings

June 3 - June 13

  Sea Stacks by Gerry Polinsky COBSCOOK ADVANCED SEA KAYAK TRAININGS  6/3 - 6/13 THE BOLD COAST, DOWNEAST MAINE Gerry has proudly been invited by John Carmody, owner of Sea Cliff Kayakers, to co-coach this amazing event for the 3rd year running.  New this year, the line up is being offered as two back-to-back events with participants having the option of doing one or the other or both. This remote, rugged and fantastically scenic coastline is situated just this side of the…

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White Water For Sea Kayakers

June 29 - June 30

  Photo by Marian Trizuliak on Unsplash     WHITE WATER FOR SEA KAYAKERS 6/29 - 6/30 QUECHEE AREA - SOUTHERN VERMONT Gerry is particularly excited to host this out of the box event. White water paddling offers the sea kayaker opportunities to develop and refine their boat handling and water reading skills.  Todd Wright will coach this practicum.  As a super experienced white water and sea kayaker, he is uniquely qualified to work with sea kayakers looking to drink of the…

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