The week’s schedule includes traditional kayaking skills clinics, lessons and training sessions from Saturday, Oct. 30 through Sunday, Nov. 7 at Lake Sammamish State Park in Issaquah, Wash. The official competition will take place, Friday, Nov. 5 through Sunday, Nov. 7. Events of the competition are all modeled after events from the original Greenland National Qajaq Championship, including: rope gymnastics, six-mile kayak race, harpoon throwing, and a rolling competition. For more information and details about each event, please visit the Greenland Week Schedule.
"These traditional skills have served kayakers since the birth of kayaking as a way for native peoples to hunt and survive on the water," said, Kayak Academy’s Barb Gronseth. "This year's Greenland Week is designed to celebrate those traditions, and give paddlers a chance to learn and compete using techniques that continue to prove their great value and effectiveness on the water."
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