COVID-19 Procedures - After July 1, 2020, the HCKC will resume some paddling, training, and social events consistent with governmental directives and CDC social distancing guidelines. In order to minimize the risk of spreading the Coronavirus, the Sea Kayak Fleet has adopted the set of guideline for "shuttleless" training and paddling events in the attached document - Sea Kayak Corona Virus Guidelines. Before attending an event, participants will be requested to complete a Waiver/COVID Screening Form and e-mail it to the trip sponsor - doing this "on-line" will limit required contact during the event.
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 2020, we will be going to North Carolina, the Apostle Islands in Lake Superior, the Chesapeake, and three trips in Lake Michigan. Click here to view the complete HCKC Sea Kayak Calendar. 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 to help you learn the ropes.
Anyone with a touring kayak or sea kayak is welcome to join us.
Sea/Touring Kayak Trip Requirements:
Eagle Creek Tuesday Evening Paddles: In 2020, we met for training paddles at Eagle Creek on Tuesday afternoons and evenings from the middle of May through the end of September. 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 2020, we had the following classes.
Upcoming Sea Kayak Events