Learn how to paddle short and long expeditions and distance races with R2AK’s Karl Kruger and Rob Casey from Salmon Bay Paddle on Orcas Island, WA.

Dates: Feb 1-3 / April 26-28

In this 2.5 day course, we’ll circumnavigate Shaw or Stuart Islands depending on conditions.


  • Hands-on Marine Navigation
  • Which equipment is best for trips and distance racing
  • How to outfit your gear
  • Cross training for core strength, stability and balance
  • Nutrition and hydration basics for trips and endurance racing
  • Board and gear outfitting tips
  • Distance trip and race tactics and strategy
  • Night paddling skills