The HCKC Sea Kayak Fleet organizes paddling trips and training for touring and sea kayaks. We often do overnight or extended trips on Indiana lakes as well as the Great Lake and Atlantic Ocean. However, we also try to have at least one day trip to a nearby lake every month. In 2017, we took trips to South Carolina, the Chesapeake Bay, the Apostle Islands (Lake Superior), and Sleeping Bear Dunes (Lake Michigan). So far in 2018, we have been to South Carolina and we have trips coming up to Lake Champlain in Vermont/New York, the Apostle Islands in Lake Superior, and South Manitou Island near Sleeping Bear Dunes in Lake Michigan. We will revisit Grayson Lake this fall since that it usually a spectacular trip. Click here to view a complete HCKC Sea Kayak Calendar.
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.
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: This year we are planning the following classes.