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  • Learn to sea kayak in Maine

    Elements of Coastal Kayaking with Nick Schade - At WoodenBoat School

    Jul 18, 2021

    I am very excited to announce that I will be teaching a week-long on-the-water sea kayaking class in Maine in the summer of 2021.

  • Learn to Build and Adirondack Guide Boat and a Kayak

    Fine Strip-Planked Boat Building Class at WoodenBoat School

    Jun 13, 2021

    If you want to build a lightweight, rugged, and beautiful small boat, combining thin strips of wood with epoxy and fiberglass will make a cartoppable, low-maintenance, and gorgeous vessel. Nick Schade has been building strip-built boats for over 30 years.

  • Meet at the Beach 2021

    Jun 5, 2021

    Join as for this annual casual gathering of kayak builders:

    at Bluff Point State Park Groton, Connecticut.

  • Rocks, Surf, Race with Sea Sherpa

    May 14, 2021
    Pre-season sea kayak instructional along the scenic Connecticut/Rhode Island coast. This event is geared towards advanced beginners to solid intermediate open water paddlers.
  • The Nick & Gerry Show

    Sep 19, 2020

    This event highlights the crazy good waters local to where Nick Schade (of Guillemot Kayak) and Gerry Polinsky (of Sea Sherpa Kayak infamy) live and play.

  • Sea kayaking with WoodenBoat School

    Elements of Coastal Kayaking with Nick Schade - At WoodenBoat School

    Jul 19, 2020

    Canceled Due to COVID-19
    Better Luck in 2021

    I am very excited to announce that I will be teaching a week-long on-the-water sea kayaking class in Maine this summer. If you have one of my designs, or you are interested in learning how to handle a sea kayak on the ocean, this is your chance to gain some great experience, while enjoying one of the prettiest places to paddle in the world.

  • Learn to Build and Adirondack Guide Boat and a Kayak

    Fine Strip-Planked Boat Building Class at WoodenBoat School

    Jun 14, 2020

    Canceled Due to COVID-19
    Better Luck in 2021

    If you want to build a lightweight, rugged, and beautiful small boat, combining thin strips of wood with epoxy and fiberglass will make a cartoppable, low-maintenance, and gorgeous vessel. Nick Schade has been building strip-built boats for over 30 years. He has written two of the standard texts on the subject, Building Strip-Planked Boats and The Strip-Built Sea Kayak, and his efforts have guided thousands of people through building their own boats using the popular strip-planked method.

  • Big Little Boat Festival

    May 23, 2020

    Canceled Due to COVID
    Better luck in 2021

    Join me with Chesapeake Light Craft as OkoumeFest morphs into a full-on two-day waterfront celebration of small boat culture that will:

  • Canoecopia Booth

    Canoecopia - Madison, WI

    Mar 13, 2020

    I will once again be attending Canoecopia supporting Chesapeake Light Craft. Said to be the largest paddlesports show in North America, it is a great event to see what is going on in paddlespor

  • 2019 Schoodic Sea Kayak Retreat

    Sep 15, 2019


    The 2nd Annual Schoodic Retreat 

    This five day event features the East Coast's finest sea kayaking and highlights a chance to try the amazing wooden kayaks by Nick Schade in the conditions they were designed for.  

    Schoodic Point

    We had a great time in 2018 so we are doing it again in 2019.