Autumn Gales 2014. October 10 – 12th. (Sign Ups Have Started)

Posted by Greg on April 10, 2014

Welcome to the 6th year of the Autumn Gales!

This event is a rough water sea kayak training event for intermediate and advanced paddlers based out of Stonington, CT, USA. The event is timed with the higher current flows of Fishers Island Sound to take advantage of the tide races in the area.

BCU Coaches coming to the event are:

Nigel Dennis, Phil Clegg, Elia Wilkinson, Harry Whalen, Greg Paquin, and Paula Riegel.  Plus a good hand full of 5 Stars and local rough water guides.



Sign up forms can be down loaded from our Autumn Gales web site.  That’s  or you can send us and email requesting.


Are You Ready???

a bit of a sea on

Video from last year showing all the fun we’re having!


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We’re Back, But Really Missing The Scottish Outer Hebrides.

Posted by Greg on April 6, 2013

Well, the Hebrides crew is back and already packing up for the next adventure Down East into the Canadian Martimes.  But we are seriously missing the Outer Hebrides.  Here are some cool shots from the Expedition adventure.


This diagram shows how the Gulf Stream currents flow.




The Wall

St Kilda's One Of Many Caves

St Kilda’s One Of Many Caves

Home?  I think I could Build One

Home? I think I could Build One


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Baja Trip – Punta Banda Peninsula

Posted by Greg on February 17, 2013


Back in early January, I had the wonderful opportunity to spend some time with Jen Kleck (Aqua Adventures) and newly met paddling friends – Andrea, Chris, Dan, Tony and Victor down in Baja.  For those not familiar with Jen, she holds the distinction of being the first North American to obtain the BCU Coach 5 award.  And that’s in addition to being an all out fantastic person.


The area we paddled in, along the Punta Banda Peninsula (Victor’s backyard), and out to Isla Todos Santos, has amazing rock gardening, sea caves, and a ton of wildlife and including whales!   In April, Jen and Victor are hosting the 1st Baja Kayak Fest.  Check out the event here  and slide show of the area which includes photos from the trip.

Definitely a bucket list place for every kayaker!

Peace & Cheers, Paula

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Sea Kayak Podcast by Simon Willis

Posted by Greg on April 10, 2011

Back in snowy February, I had the pleasure of speaking with Simon Willis about our fun waters here in CT and RI.  Hope you enjoy the podcast.

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