I have a friend in Prague who will be visiting family in Kaliningrad, Russia who wants to learn how to kayak properly from a good instructor/outfitter. Sincerely appreciate any good kayak clubs, outfitters and instructors you can suggest in or near Kaliningrad and Gdansk, Poland.
One name that came up in a quick search was is traditional kayak builder Andrey Mashikhin, based in Kaliningrad. Here’s a youtube video featuring his kayaks:
Kaliningrad is located on the Baltic Sea coast just Northeast of Gdansk, Poland and Southwest of Lithuania. Not that far from people who hunted by kayak for their survival, so I figure there must be good local talent : )