L.L. Bean Paddle Sports Weekend

fpt2L.L. Bean Paddle Sports Weekend.  It’s finally time to hit the water!  Come to Freeport, Maine May 30-June 1, 2014 to check out the latest in sporting adventures.  There will be free boat testing on Casco Bay as well as the opportunity to explore a huge selection of boats at L.L. Bean.  There will also be plenty of food, games, and family fun available.

Activities with L.L. Bean’s Outdoor Discovery School will include a free 10-minute Quick Start Clinic (land based) for Stand-Up Paddleboarding.  These will run every half hour from 10:30-3:00pm.  This is a great time to learn about board and paddle sport, how to stand up on the board (a great challenge for me)! and how to remount from the water.  No registration is required.

Already a paddleboarder and looking to take this to the next level?  Try one of the free Stand-Up Paddleboarding Yoga sessions from 12:30-3:30pm.  These hour long sessions will cater to all ability levels, including those with no prior yoga or SUP experience.  The sessions will begin with a brief lesson on the basics of stand-up paddleboarding followed by an introduction to yoga postures and positions.  After this shore-side introduction, it is time to hit the water and test your newly found knowledge and skills!  (Registration not required).

Also available is Kayaking, running every half hour from 10:15am-3:15pm.  Learn about kayaking, including torso rotation, paddling forward and wet exit.  No registration is required for this activity.

Make your reservations at James Place Inn Bed and Breakfast for the weekend so that you have time to try, and enjoy, all three of these water activities.  You will also have the chance to meet Seth Wescott, world champion snowboarder.  See the L.L. Bean Bootmobile, sample food from the local food trucks (make it a picnic by the water).  There are activities and fun for the entire family.  Come and enjoy all that Freeport has to offer!