Duane Strosaker shares his procedures for staying and working together while leading sea kayaking trips. We'd like to hear techniques you use for maintaining a cohesive happy group on the water.
It was interesting to me his use of scheduled breaks. The last couple of years my wife and I have had a group of cyclists train with us to do a double century. Last year we had a couple of new members that chafed a bit at our strict adherence to water and food breaks along with changes in the lead position. Joan and I missed one of the long distance training rides and asked afterward how it went. To a person they said they didn't ride as well as usual, and were exhausted at the end. They all said they missed the discipline we brought to the group.
We haven't paddled with that same degree of discipline but, after reading his article I'm thinking we'll be shifting our technique a bit.
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