Starting last season, the USCG has been performing “boardings” of kayak groups as part of their paddle safety initiative.
Information on Criminal History Records Check for Registered Maine Sea Kayak Guides
As of November 1, 2017, there is a new requirement for first-time Guide applicants and renewing Guides to pass a criminal history records check, conducted by the Maine Warden Service. This requirement is summarized in a memorandum, issued on September 21, 2017, by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (IF&W.)
April 28-29, 2018
Sponsored by Nanuq Kayaks and MASKGIContinue reading
Due to the Wilderness First Aid Afloat class that we’re co-sponsoring with Nanuq Kayak, we’ve moved the MASKGI Spring Meeting to Saturday, April 21st 2018. The meeting will be held from 1:0o pm to 3:00 pm at Nanuq Kayak in Portland. We’ll also set up a Zoom video conference bridge for those who would like to attend remotely. We’ve put some more details on Facebook and email as well. We hope to see you there!
My name is Sam Frankel, and I’m serving as the President of the Maine Association of Sea Kayak Guides and Instructors (MASKGI) for 2017-2018. I picked up my license in 2016 after a few years of increasingly serious sea kayaking. I took my guide course from Tidal Transit in Boothbay, and am preparing for my third season working for Portland Paddle in beautiful Casco Bay. As MASKGI prepares for our annual membership drive, I thought I’d summarize what we have planned in 2018!Continue reading
Joe G. has organized the first 3 pool sessions of the winter. The sessions are from 2-4pm at Riverton Pool in Portland.
The dates are:
- Sunday, December 17
- Sunday, January 14
- Sunday, January 21
Congratulations to the new MASKGI Board Members elected for the 2017/2018 term:
- President: Sam Frankel
- Vice-President: Maria Jenness
- Treasurer: Joe Guglielmetti
- Secretary: Craig Shipp