A hand made wooden kayak is not truly finished until you have put your first scratch in it. The New England Rough Water Symposium is a chance to see to it that your boat is well and fully complete along with few scratches to prove it. While "rough water" may sound scary, this is a good event for a wide range of paddlers from the novice through experienced paddlers. It will give you a chance to learn from top paddler how to use your boat to full effect.
Once again I will be helping out with classes in my home waters along the coast of eastern Connecticut and Rhode Island. These waters include many great place to paddle.
Two year ago, I made the video below to show what the event is all about.