Greenland Rolling in Ithaca with Eiichi Ito
4th to 9th September 2020:
We are proud to announce this Greenland Rolling week with one of the top Greenland rolling instructors in the world. In cooperation with Explora expeditions we try to provide high quality sea kayaking training in the warm – crystal clear waters of Ithaca Island in the Ionian Sea.
Eiichi Ito will come to Ithaca in Greece to coach Greenland rolling. He will focus on giving individual coaching which might vary from coaching how to roll to paddlers who have not yet developed a roll, coaching more complex rolls to more experienced paddlers, or helping develop a range of rolls.
I’m Eiichi. I have established QajaqJPN, and I am currently serving as President of the club. QajaqJPN, is one of the official club in Qaannat Kattuffiat. It is a great pleasure for me to be able to introduce you to Greenland rolls. I will teach them to you by using both practical skill and original animation. I’m really looking forward to seeing you.
5 nights in a family hotel in ithaca in shared rooms (we can arrange single rooms too)
4 days of rolling coaching with Eiichi Ito
Picnic lunches during kayaking days and one beach BBQ
Transfers during day trips, kayaks, Buoyancy Aids & spray decks
Guide with local knowledge
Flights to & from Kefalonia
Taxis for arrival & departure to Ithaca
Dinners & breakfasts
Transfers to the north of the island as and when needed
We have arranged this rolling event to create a break in a gorgeous Greek island with crystal clear warm waters where you can relax, socialise with a group of paddlers over cocktails and dinners and dedicate lots of time to your paddling and working on your rolls. Every day we will have rolling sessions but will also paddle in different parts of the island. You’ll get to see the beautiful coastline and explore isolated coves which we will have for ourselves and sometimes share with some goats! The water temp in September was 27C this year and air temp can vary from 25 to 30C during the day and about 19 to 22C at night.
We will have a beach BBQ & party one evening in one of the most beautiful beaches in the island. Also, some of the small family beach tavernas will be open, and we will have the chance to have fried calamari and beers by the seaside. Our objective is to create a fun, social, relaxed event that supports paddlers and helps them develop in new ways with the help of an specialist and experienced coach.
Ithaca is small and unspoilt island that offers calm and clear waters to kayak and do roll practice. There are family hotels with gorgeous views over the bay and local restaurants offering fresh fish, local vegetables and traditional Greek food and drinks.
If a participants requires a single room, we can arrange that but there will be extra cost.
September temperatures are around 27C during the day and 19C at night. The sea temperature is over 26C at the beginning of the month.
Please note that you are welcome to arrive earlier or extend your stay.
Lars Gram who creates exquisite handmade wooden and ultra light carbon Greenland paddles sent us demo ones for our 2019 workshop. It was a pleasure to have some of his outstanding work to do our rolling workshop.
If you would like more information on his work, please visit his website.
Price: €1000 with a €350 non-refundable deposit
For more info please contact us:
Sea Kayaking Training Day-Trips:
We can organize a training day trip (private or group) if you are interested to learn all the basic sea kayaking techniques or if you want to improve your kayaking level as an experienced paddler. The training session are following the BCU and the ISKGA syllabus and they will include according to your needs:
- Sea kayaking skills and techniques
- Equipment usage
- Safety and rescues
- Rolling sessions
- First aid programs
- Expedition skills