Steven Henkind, M.D.

Kayak Instructor Trainer, Navigation, Adaptive Paddling


Status:  

Guest Instructor, available limited times during the year

 

Areas of Instruction:

  • Kayak Instructor (for personal education and certification), ACA Level 4
  • Kayak Instructor Trainer, Certification for Instructors, ACA Level 2 (Level 3 certification near completion)
  • Navigation, beginner to advanced
  • GPS Use and Navigation
  • Adaptive Paddling
  • Low Stress Paddling

Contact

Instuctor Resume

PADDLESPORTS LEADERSHIP POSITIONS

  • United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, National Branch Chief - Paddlecraft Safety
  • Underway, 2017-2018
  • ACA, Coastal Kayak Committee, Affiliate Member 2018 - Present

 

PADDLESPORT QUALIFICATIONS & CERTIFICATIONS

  • ACA L2 Coastal Kayak Instructor Trainer (L3 in process)
  • ACA Level 4 Open Water Coastal Kayaking Instructor (Adaptive Paddling, Rolling, and
  • Trip Leader Endorsements)
  • ACA Level 3 River Kayak Instructor
  • ACA Level 1 Tandem Canoe Instructor
  • ACA Level 1 SUP (Stand Up Paddleboarding) Instructor
  • ACA Level 4 Skills Whitewater
  • BC Sea Kayak Leader (4 Star)
  • BCU FSRT
  • Rescue 3 International Whitewater Rescue Technician Professional Certification
  • Tampa Bay Sea Kayakers Trip Leader

PADDLESPORTS EXPERIENCE

  • Extensive canoeing (including multi-day trips) on Lake Champlain during the 1970s.
  • Member of Crew Team (Cornell University) 1976 - 1977
  • Active Sea Kayaker since 2012
  • Member of Tampa Bay Sea Kayakers from 2013 - present
  • Sea Kayak experience at numerous East Coast U.S. locations from Florida to Maine
  • Whitewater experience on numerous rivers in the Southeast U.S, and Chile
  • Instructor, leader, and guest speaker at a numerous paddlesports events; e.g.,
  • Instructor/Leader for dozens of ACA ICWs, IDWs, ICEs and Skills Classes
  • Instructor for Autumn Gales (Nov, 2018) – full day course on VHF and GPS
  • Instructed full day courses on Practical Navigation for Sweetwater Symposium (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
  • Speaker at East Coast Paddlesports Festival (Charleston, S.C.) 2016, 2017 (topic: Navigation)
  • Speaker at Sea Kayak Georgia Symposium (Tybee Island, GA) 2018 (topic: Navigation)

 

UNITED STATES COAST GUARD AUXILIARY

  • Highly active member of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary since 2004.
  • For the past thirteen years, I have served as a navigator (Quartermaster of the Watch)/
  • Navigation Instructor, for the Coast Guard's training ship, USCGC EAGLE.
  • I have participated in dozens of Coast Guard safety/search and rescue missions and am qualified as a crew member on the UTB-41 and RB-S 25 platforms.
  • Additional Coast Guard Auxiliary qualifications include Coxswain, Vessel Safety Examiner, and Instructor
  • National Branch Chief – Paddlecraft Safety Underway, 2017-2018

 

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • US Coast Guard 200 Ton Near Coastal Master; Auxiliary Sail and Towing endorsements
  • RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Ocean (200 tons)
  • ASA Certified Sailing Instructor: Through Advanced Coastal Cruising and Celestial Navigation
  • US PowerBoating: Powerboat Instructor

 

MARINE EDUCATION

  • AAS in Marine Technology, Kingsborough Community College (4.0 GPA)
  • Numerous additional marine and technology courses

 ADDITIONAL RELEVANT LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS

  • New York State licensed physician, CPR, ATLS
  • Wilderness First Responder (WFR)

PUBLICATIONS

 

Over a dozen publications on marine topics (including navigation, seamanship, and safety) in marine journals (e.g., Coast Guard Auxiliary publications, SAIL magazine, etc.).