Classes

  • Learn to Kayak @WoodenBoatSchool

    Join Nick in Brooklin, Maine for "Family Week" at the WoodenBoat School for fun and adventure while learning the basics of sea kayaking. With over 40 years of kayaking experience, Nick is an accomplished kayaking instructor and coach. 

    nick Sat, 12/03/2022 - 11:39
    Jul 16, 2023
  • Fine Strip Planked Boat Building @WoodenBoatSchool

    If you want to build a lightweight, rugged, and beautiful small boat, combining thin strips of wood with epoxy and fiberglass will make a cartoppable, low-maintenance, and gorgeous vessel. Nick Schade has been building strip-built boats for over 30 years.

    nick Sat, 12/03/2022 - 11:28
    Jul 09, 2023
  • Fine Strip-Planked Boat Building Class at WoodenBoat School

    If you want to build a lightweight, rugged, and beautiful small boat, combining thin strips of wood with epoxy and fiberglass will make a cartoppable, low-maintenance, and gorgeous vessel. Nick Schade has been building strip-built boats for over 30 years.

    nick Mon, 01/03/2022 - 11:33
    Jul 31, 2022
  • Advanced Coastal Kayaking at the WoodenBoat School

    Join sea kayak designer, builder and paddler in beautiful Brooklin, Maine for a week of on-the-water learning. The coast of Maine around the WoodenBoat School in Brooklin, Maine features some of the best sea kayaking on the eastern seaboard. 

    nick Mon, 01/03/2022 - 11:20
    Jul 24, 2022
  • Rocks, Surf, Race with Sea Sherpa
    Pre-season sea kayak instructional along the scenic Connecticut/Rhode Island coast. This event is geared towards advanced beginners to solid intermediate open water paddlers.
    nick Sun, 02/28/2021 - 14:50
    May 14, 2021
  • Fine Strip-Planked Boat Building Class at WoodenBoat School

    If you want to build a lightweight, rugged, and beautiful small boat, combining thin strips of wood with epoxy and fiberglass will make a cartoppable, low-maintenance, and gorgeous vessel. Nick Schade has been building strip-built boats for over 30 years.

    nick Sun, 08/30/2020 - 14:48
    Jun 13, 2021
  • The Nick & Gerry Show

    This event highlights the crazy good waters local to where Nick Schade (of Guillemot Kayak) and Gerry Polinsky (of Sea Sherpa Kayak infamy) live and play. The CT/RI border area features great rocks, surf and is widely renowned for it’s tide races. This event will highlight Nick’s impressive self-taught skill.  He’s all about the exploration and playtime.  Gerry will brandish his normal barrage of instruction geared towards all things active water.

    nick Sun, 08/23/2020 - 15:11
    Sep 19, 2020
  • Elements of Coastal Kayaking with Nick Schade - At WoodenBoat School

    Canceled Due to COVID-19
    Better Luck in 2021

    I am very excited to announce that I will be teaching a week-long on-the-water sea kayaking class in Maine this summer. If you have one of my designs, or you are interested in learning how to handle a sea kayak on the ocean, this is your chance to gain some great experience, while enjoying one of the prettiest places to paddle in the world.

    Jul 19, 2020
  • Fine Strip-Planked Boat Building Class at WoodenBoat School

    Canceled Due to COVID-19
    Better Luck in 2021

    If you want to build a lightweight, rugged, and beautiful small boat, combining thin strips of wood with epoxy and fiberglass will make a cartoppable, low-maintenance, and gorgeous vessel. Nick Schade has been building strip-built boats for over 30 years. He has written two of the standard texts on the subject, Building Strip-Planked Boats and The Strip-Built Sea Kayak, and his efforts have guided thousands of people through building their own boats using the popular strip-planked method.

    Jun 14, 2020
  • Build Your Own Skin-on-Frame microBootlegger Sport at CVSW

    Paddling a skin on frame kayak

    I am really pleased to offer a new class. In this class we will build the Skin on Frame microBootlegger Sport. While I do not yet offer the plans, I am able to lead people through the building of this unique, fun sea kayak.

    Anonymous (not verified) Sat, 08/17/2019 - 16:13
    Jan 19, 2019