John Carmody transferred from blue ocean sailing to sea kayaking in the mid 1990's. Since then he has progressed rapidly through personal skills and qualifications. He is currently qualified as a British Canoe Union (BCU) Level 4 Coach Sea and 5 Star Sea paddler.
An American Canoe Association (ACA) Open Water Instructor and Maine Guide, John enjoys pushing his limits in any boat on any water and helping others understand the ocean environment and how to enjoy it in a safe and efficient manner.
2013 Dates - TBA
The Kayak Centre is hosting a BCU Coastal Navigation Class in Wickford - This is a very functional class with 50% of the time on the water, and the other 50% on land or in the classroom. (It will be mixed up through the weekend.) The class is required for all those who are intending to do the new 4 star, but is obviously very useful for all paddlers, instructors and guides.
The syllabus will cover all that is required in the Coastal Navigation class plus John is adding his own practical day to make sure that the information is practiced and used by the students. For those of you who have never taken a class with John Carmody before, you will love his laid back professional style coupled with his experience in such an extremely important art - the Art of Navigation with a little weather reading thrown in.
2 Day Course.Cost: $270 for both days, plus extra $25 for those who want the BCU credential. Syllabus for the Course.
Please call or email to reserve your spot.