Activities for the Paddling Committee

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Pool Rolling Sessions

Sunday, March 26, 2017 12:00 AM

Come learn to roll your whitewater kayak or C1, or practice on your own in the warmth of a local pool! Sessions meet Sundays (Feb 26, Mar 5, 12, 19, 26) from 5-7 pm at the Arlington Boys and Girls Club

Fees: Students (instruction and pool time): $110 AMC members/$130 non-members, Recreation (pool time only): $60 AMC members/$80 non-members. Boat Rental:$50 for the series.

Trip details

Activity: 
Paddling
Paddling - Whitewater
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Wait Listed
Leader: 
Chris Rolt chris_rolt@yahoo.com
Registrar: 
Chris Rolt chris_rolt@yahoo.com

Beginning Whitewater Kayak Instruction: Series A

Thursday, May 18, 2017 12:00 AM to Sunday, May 21, 2017 12:00 AM

Experience the excitement of whitewater kayaking in a fun and supportive environment with an outstanding group of paddlers. Students will learn basic kayak strokes, maneuvers, and water safety skills on a local pond in Concord, then travel to the river during a weekend trip for a two-day instructional trip on Class 1-2 whitewater. Beginner Instructionals are taught in accordance to American Canoe Association (ACA) standards for Whitewater Kayaking. Students must be comfortable on and in the water and able to transport their own gear. Dates: May 18(eve) and May 20-21 (weekend).

Trip details

Activity: 
Instruction (Skills)
Paddling
Paddling - Whitewater
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Chris Rolt
Melanie Rausch
James McLoud
Registrar: 
Chris Rolt chris_rolt@yahoo.com

Introduction to Whitewater Canoeing

Thursday, May 18, 2017 6:00 PM to Sunday, May 21, 2017 12:00 AM

Ever wanted to learn to paddle a whitewater canoe? Whether you have never paddled a canoe before, are an experienced whitewater kayaker looking for a new challenge, or anywhere in-between this class is for you. We will begin with land instruction and practicing skills on a pond (evening of May 18) . We will then take our skills and apply them to Class I and Class II whitewater (weekend May 20-21).
Students need to be able to transport their boats from the boathouse to the pond and river, and be comfortable in water.

Trip details

Activity: 
Paddling - Whitewater
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Dan Bennis (207-653-1043)
Registrar: 
Chris Rolt

Beal Island Canoe & Sea Kayak Weekend

Friday, May 26, 2017 12:00 AM to Monday, May 29, 2017 12:00 AM

Tidewater Canoe and Sea Kayak Camping Weekend. Easy paddling, good food and informal instruction available. This is a good introduction to a Tidewater Paddling area that is ideal for sea kayaking. We have the option of both introductory and advanced canoe or sea kayak day trips from Beal Island. Deposit required: $102 AMC members/ $117 non-AMC members (does not include boat rental)

Trip details

Activity: 
Paddling - Canoeing
Paddling - Flatwater
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Trip state: 
ME
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Kenneth Kaiser kkaiser@alum.mit.edu (978-664-5984; before 9 pm)
Coleader: 
Donna Jean Kaiser

Kayak Rolling 202: Kayak River Rolling

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 6:00 PM to Saturday, June 10, 2017 12:00 AM

River Rolling 202: Often neglected in paddling circles, the bombproof roll is making a comeback in 2017. Join us for two days of hard work emphasizing rolling in turbulent river situations. It's going to be fun, but we're going to spend lots of time upside down. Why? Because as your paddling progresses to more difficult levels you really should be able to roll up 99% of the time in class III or IV water. So... if you NEVER miss a roll in the pool/pond, but OCCASIONALLY swim in real river situations, then this class is for you.

Trip details

Activity: 
Instruction (Skills)
Paddling
Paddling - Whitewater
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Orli Gottlieb (603-286-9377)
Registrar: 
Susie Carter carter.susie@gmail.com

Beginning Whitewater Kayak Instruction: Series B

Thursday, June 8, 2017 12:00 AM to Sunday, June 11, 2017 12:00 AM

Experience the excitement of whitewater kayaking in a fun and supportive environment with an outstanding group of paddlers. Students will learn basic kayak strokes, maneuvers, and water safety skills on a local pond in Concord, then travel to the river during a weekend trip for a two-day instructional trip on Class 1-2 whitewater.

Trip details

Activity: 
Instruction (Skills)
Paddling
Paddling - Whitewater
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Matthew Selby callmeselby@mac.com

Intermediate Whitewater Paddling Kayak Boot Camp

Saturday, June 10, 2017 12:00 AM to Sunday, June 11, 2017 12:00 AM

This is a physically intense and intensely fun course for people who are willing to work very hard to become a better kayaker.

Instructors will help you polish your current skills and introduce new ones. Our holistic approach to kayaking will include elements of river safety, technical skills, scouting, group dynamics/communications and much more. This course, together with your serious effort, will result in a quantum leap in your kayaking ability making you a more confident (but exhausted) Class III paddler.

Trip details

Activity: 
Instruction (Skills)
Paddling
Paddling - Whitewater
Trip state: 
ME
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Jeffrey Pacuska jpacuska@yahoo.com

Ipswich River Paddle

Sunday, June 18, 2017 12:00 AM

Meet at 9:00 AM on Sunday morning at the Topsfield Fairgrounds PARKING LOT Entrance on Rt. 1 in Topsfield MA. If you are coming from the south, take Rt. 95 to Rt. 1 in Topsfield. Continue driving north on Rt. 1. You go down a long hill to the bottom where Rt. 1 crosses the Ipswich River. It is not obvious that you have crossed the Ipswich River, look carefully. Immediately ahead on the right is the Fair Grounds Parking Lot Entrance. You should see a number of vehicles there with canoes on the roof.

Trip details

Activity: 
Paddling - Flatwater
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Kenneth Kaiser kkaiser@alum.mit.edu (978-664-5984; Before 9 PM)
Donna Jean Kaiser (978-604-1501)

Kayak Pond Rolling Clinic

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 6:00 PM to Thursday, July 13, 2017 6:00 PM

Tired of seeing those rapids at eye-level? Embarrassed about those scratches on the DECK of your boat? Spend two evenings on a local pond and learn to roll your whitewater kayak-the skill most likely to boost your paddling confidence and level of safety! Participants should be prepared to be in the water 2 hours per session. This clinic is for whitewater kayakers only. Graduates of this year's Beginner Kayak Instructionals will get first priority for enrollment. Please specify any previous rolling experience or rolling requests when registering. Dates: July 11 & 13.

Trip details

Activity: 
Instruction (Skills)
Paddling - Whitewater
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Dan Bennis danbpwl@gmail.com