An akuilisaq offers you more freedom of movement in the kayak cockpit than the modern tunnel sprayskirt. The akuilisaq, used during the summer in Greenland, is the lower part of a tuilik. It allows you to move your body in the cockpit and to rotate your torso with less restriction than a modern spray skirt, while still keeping water out of the kayak.
Learn to make a pattern and then use it to make your akuilisaq. We will be using neoprene in this workshop. Skills needed to make the akuilisaq are an eagerness to learn, strength/coordination to cut neoprene from a pattern with some accuracy, and a desire to have fun! The akuilisaq pieces will be glued and/or sewn. We'll start early morning, and by the end of the day you will have an akuilisaq specifically fitted to you and your kayak.
If you have allergies to latex or neoprene cement, please let us know. The Aquilisaq is best suited for smaller, non-keyhole cockpits.
Cost for the workshop includes all materials. The workshop will be limited, so register early!
The mentors of the workshop (Jane and Kathy) will contact you via email for information about you and your kayak, and what tools you will need to bring with you.