Saturday, February 15, 2014

Boatbuilding Class at Savannah Canoe & Kayak


At Savannah Canoe and Kayak we want you to get the very best out of each and every paddling experience you have out on the water, and we know that our guest instructor Brian Schultz, of Cape Falcon Kayak in Manzanita, OR, works very hard to design some of the best skin-on-frame kayaks you can buy or build anywhere, so we’re very glad to be able to offer this kayak-building class right here in Savannah at our shop.

Students may choose to build a higher volume more modern design called the F1, which is Brian's most versatile and high-performing design, a true "people's kayak,"  or students can go with the more traditional West Greenland style kayak (for the more experienced paddler or someone looking for speed and rolling capabilities.)
The F1 is a shorter and wider design, 14-1 3/4” x 23” , and with a bit more weight at 30lbs., it is still fast and performance oriented, and unlike the Greenland boat, I can put any of my novice-paddler friends in it and they will be comfortable and confident while out on the water. It is playful and fun in the surf, and it is also great for camping because it has extra volume and capacity for gear.
"The West Greenland boat I built is an amazingly elegant and beautiful boat. Weighing a mere 25lbs., it is super fast on the water, and it sits just above the water-line, so it is virtually unaffected by wind. It is a great option for someone wanting to practice rolling and even more of the traditional Greenland-style paddling techniques.." ~ Zac (Savannah Canoe guide and instructor)

The cost of the class includes all materials needed to build your own boat and Greenland-style paddle. Class will be held in the shop behind Savannah Canoe and Kayak, starting Saturday Oct. 25th-31st from 8:30am-5pm daily.

Registration deadline is July 31st!! Please call us with any questions you may have.                                       

We have 6 places open for this unique program. The total cost is $1895.00, which includes all materials needed to build your own boat and Greenland-style paddle.

Please call with any questions you may have or to reserve your place today!