Activities for the Paddling Committee

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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

Sea Kayak Spring Tune-Up

Sunday, June 4, 2017
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

A half-day training event for sea kayak enthusiasts on Lake Cochichuate, Framingham. We will work on our forward stroke, turning strokes, rescues, and group cohesion. This is a good opportunity to refine and improve technique and get ready for the upcoming season.

Trip details

Activity: 
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Dennis Blejer blejer@ll.mit.edu

Dennis Blejer is a Boston Chapter Sea Kayak Leader with ACA certifications in Open Water Skills and Trip Leadership

Registrar: 
Dennis Blejer blejer@ll.mit.edu

Pond Social for Paddlers

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 5:30 PM to Wednesday, August 30, 2017 12:00 AM

Come to our Wednesday evening (5:30 pm - dark, June 8 - Aug 31) pond socials! These are informal get-togethers at a pond in Concord (near Walden Pond) to practice paddling skills, roll whitewater kayaks and play around.
Everyone is welcome to join us with their own boat! We have WW kayak rentals for $10. You must be able to transport the kayak from the boathouse to the pond and back (approx. 5 miles).

Trip details

Activity: 
Paddling
Paddling - Flatwater
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Paddling - Whitewater
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Melanie Rausch

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

Boston Harbor Sea Kayak Trip

Saturday, June 10, 2017 12:00 AM

Boston Harbor intermediate sea kayak trip. Depending on conditions and the group we will paddle to Georges Island for lunch and sight-seeing. This is the way to see and enjoy Boston Harbor. Paddlers must have a sea kayak 14 feet or longer with front and rear bulkheads, spray skirt, and pfd. Experience paddling in open water with rescues skills required. Expect to paddle with the group at a 3 knot pace.

Trip details

Activity: 
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Dennis Blejer blejer@ll.mit.edu

Dennis Blejer is a Boston Chapter Sea Kayak Leader with ACA certifications in Open Water Skills and Coastal Kayak Trip Leadership

Registrar: 
Dennis Blejer Blejer@LL.MIT.edu

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)

Hingham Harbor Paddle

Sunday, July 2, 2017 12:00 AM

Intermediate paddle in Hingham Harbor, 10-12 miles at a moderate pace (3 knots typical). We may lunch at Wahlburgers in the Weymouth Back River so bring your appetite. Expect to stop at a few islands and scenic points along the way. Participants need to be able to keep pace with the group and able to do the mileage. Hingham Harbor becomes rough if the wind kicks up so experience in open water paddling is required. Kayaks must be 14 feet or longer with stern and bow bulkheads.

Trip details

Activity: 
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Dennis Blejer blejer@ll.mit.edu

Dennis Blejer is a Boston Chapter Sea Kayak Leader with ACA certifications in Open Water Skills and Coastal Kayak Trip Leadership

Registrar: 
Dennis Blejer Blejer@LL.MIT.edu

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