The HCKC Sea Kayak Fleet organizes kayaking trips and training for touring and sea kayaks. We often do overnight or extended trips on Indiana lakes as well as the Great Lakes and Atlantic Ocean. However, we also try to have at least one day trip to a nearby lake every month.
In 2019, we went to South Carolina, Pictured Rock National Lakeshore in Lake Superior, Sault Ste. Marie, and four trips in Lake Michigan. Click here to view a complete HCKC Sea Kayak Calendar. For 2020, we are planning trips to the Chesapeake, the Apostle Islands, and probably South Carolina.
Think about sponsoring a trip. If you haven't led a trip before, email or call one of the Sea Kayak co-chairs and we would be glad to work with you on your first trip. We published a Sea Kayak Trip Sponsor's Guide this year to help you learn the ropes.
Anyone with a touring kayak or sea kayak is welcome to join us.
Eagle Creek Evening Paddles: In 2019, we met for training paddles at Eagle Creek on Tuesday afternoons and evenings from May through the end of September. We will probably continue these into 2020. Watch the May 2020 newsletter for details.
E-Mail List for Sea Kayaking News and Spontaneous Trips: In addition to scheduled events, we have spontaneous events on some week ends. We use the Bulletin Board and a Google E-mail list (IND_TOURING_KAYAKS) to let people know about upcoming events. We also use this list to remind people of upcoming sea kayak events and to discuss touring questions. Contact Jim Sprandel to be added to the E-Mail list.
Training: In 2019, we had the following classes.