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April 2018

Wilderness First Aid Afloat in April

April 28, 2018 - April 29, 2018
Nanuq Kayaking, Maine Wharf, 68 Commercial St
Portland, ME United States
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$175

Course Description This SOLO Wilderness First Aid Afloat (WFAA) is being jointly sponsored by Nanuq Kayaks of Portland and MASKGI for their patrons/members and is specifically targeting participants engaged in paddle sports. This course contains all the same information included in the SOLO Wilderness First Aid course except for altitude illness. It also includes additional topics that are of specific interest to paddlers, such as sea sickness, marine bites and stings, and some types of injuries that are more common…

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November 2018

MASKGI Fall Meeting – November 17th, 2018

November 17, 2018 @ 12:15 pm - 3:15 pm
Ellsworth Public Library, 20 State Street
Ellsworth, ME 04605 United States
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Sunset Kayak Tour

Hi MASKGI Members and Friends, We're planning the Fall meeting and wanted to let you know that the date will be November 17th, 2018. A draft agenda is below. We'll also have dial-in / videoconference options as well if you can't make it in person. The agenda is still able to change, feel free to reach out to us at maskgimail@gmail.com if you'd like to add something, present, or make a nomination for 2018-2019 officers. We'll be discussing (among other…

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March 2019

Weather on the Run

March 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Nanuq Kayaking, Maine Wharf, 68 Commercial St
Portland, ME United States
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$10 – $15
John Huth - Weather on the Run

A special presentation by John Huth You can improve your ability to read the weather through an understanding of the physical processes driving weather systems when coupled with observations. Although this shouldn’t supplant NOAA radio and other weather resources, it can help you fine tune forecasts for local conditions and enhance the experience on the water. John Huth's presentation will emphasize short space-time weather events that are important to recognize, like squalls and afternoon thunderstorms. These can be difficult to predict…

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April 2019

Spring Members Meeting

April 13 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
MITA Office, 100 KENSINGTON ST, 2ND FLOOR
Portland, ME 04103 United States
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Heading back from Jewell

The season's almost here! Save the date for the MASKGI Spring Meeting, to be held at the Portland office of the Maine Island Trail Association. Can't make it in person? Join us by videoconference at https://zoom.us/j/484440733 or dial in by phone (full dial-in instructions below). See the full agenda (link to a PDF version) below. Business (~1 hr 15 mins) Introductions / Opening (15 minutes) Programs and Activities Treasurer’s Report Membership Updates Website Pro Deals Report on Guide Board and…

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Wilderness First Aid Afloat (WFAA)

April 27 - April 28
MITA Office, 100 KENSINGTON ST, 2ND FLOOR
Portland, ME 04103 United States
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$150
SOLO WFAA Course

Wilderness First Aid Afloat (WFAA) contains all the same information included in the SOLO Wilderness First Aid course (Response and Assessment, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Environmental Emergencies, Survival Skills, Soft Tissue Injuries, and Medical Emergencies). It also includes additional topics specifically designed for boaters including: sea sickness, marine bites and stings, injuries that are more common in marine environments, and environment specific rescue scenarios. As an approved United State Coast Guard Wilderness First Aid course the WFAA certification card will be sent to…

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May 2019

Maine Sea Kayak Guide Training – Portland Paddle

May 11 @ 8:00 am - May 12 @ 5:15 pm
Portland Paddle, East End Beach
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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$375
Portland Paddle Guide Course

This intensive 4-day course is designed to prepare students for the state testing process involved in becoming a licensed Maine Sea Kayak Guide. We will spend roughly half the course indoors in a classroom setting and the other half outdoors, mainly on the water. On the last day of the course we will schedule a mock exam in the weeks following for any student who wants one in preparation for the state-administered exam. Portland Paddle can provide kayaks and paddling…

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Maine Sea Kayak Guide Course – Maine Kayak

May 17 - May 19
Maine Kayak, 113 Huddle Rd
New Harbor, ME 04554 United States
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$400
Maine Kayak Training

Maine Kayak offers a Registered Maine Sea Kayaking Guide Course for participants who are looking to lead sea kayaking day trips and overnight trips in the State of Maine. Our course will cover a variety of topics, including risk management, group dynamics, navigation, safety, outfitting, Maine coastal flora and fauna, leave no trace ethics and other subjects that will help you to prepare for the Registered Maine Guide exam.  We will spend time in the classroom with powerpoint presentations, on water…

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Maine Sea Kayak Guide Training – Castine Kayak

May 23 @ 9:00 am - May 27 @ 5:00 pm
Castine Kayak, 17 Sea Street
Castine, ME 04421 United States
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$475
Castine Kayak Skill Building

This in-depth course is designed to prepare future sea kayak guides, fresh water guides and kayaking leaders, and intermediate kayakers with essential skills necessary to teach kayaking, identify potential hazards, make informed decisions, plan trips and manage groups on the waters of Maine and beyond! This course is designed to prepare future sea kayak guides for IFW test and licensing. Topics include: Navigation, essential equipment and its uses, trip planning, group management, wind, waves and weather dynamics, marine environment and…

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Leadership and Guide Training – Pinniped Kayak

May 24 @ 8:30 am - May 27 @ 4:00 pm
Old Quarry Ocean Adventures, 130 Settlement Road
Stonington, ME 04681 United States
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$520
Pinniped Kayak Coaching

ACA L2 Trip Leader - Stonington Join us for this 4-day Leadership and Guide Training course for paddlers who wish to gain the skills required to safely lead others on the water. Whether you plan to work as a Registered Maine Sea Kayak Guide, or simply wish to gain a more comprehensive skill set for paddling with friends and family this summer, our course will cover all aspects of competent leadership so you can stay safe on the water.  Time…

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Maine Sea Kayak Guide Exam Prep – Pinniped Kayak

May 28 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Pinniped Kayak, 61 Toashuh Way
Ellsworth, ME 04605 United States
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$35
Pinniped Kayak Guide Training

This classroom-based session will give participants an overview of content covered in the Maine Guide License Exam for Sea Kayaking, and we will review knowledge required of a successful Maine Guide Candidate. The class will work through sample questions, and we will offer each student a mock-oral exam - in our experience, these mock orals are one of the most important factors in preparing for the Maine Guide Exam. This is the exam prep portion of our Leadership/Guide Training.  You'll…

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