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75745

Class II Whitewater: Leader's Choice

Paddling Date: Sat April 26, 2014

Leader's choice spring paddling trip. River choice will be determined based on river flows prior to the trip. Boat and gear rentals are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants will need to pick up their own gear if renting. A wetsuit/drysuit/drytop is required due to cold water temperatures.

Activity Category: Paddling - Whitewater
Region: New Hampshire, Merrimack Valley
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Boston AMC Paddlers
Leader: Charles Sweet sweetcharliem@gmail.com
Registrar: Charlie Sweet (E-mail Charlie Sweet)
75478

Intermediate Tune-up Class

Paddling Date: Sat May 3, 2014

Are you feeling a little rusty as the paddling season gets into full swing? This class is designed to tune-up your basic skills and develop a variety of intermediate paddling skills. The course will focus on challenging students in relatively easy whitewater in preparation for more difficult whitewater. River choice TBD on water levels prior to the class. Students should be comfortable in class 2+/3- whitewater, have a good flatwater roll, and have at least a 50% chance of a combat roll in class 2 whitewater. Students should plan to devote a full day to this class.

AMC trip leaders are encouraged to attend and will receive a discount if they agree to lead a paddling trip this year.

Activity Category: Paddling - Whitewater
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Boston AMC Paddlers
Leader: Barrett Phillips phillips.barrett@gmail.com
Co-Leader: Brian Goldsmith (E-mail Brian Goldsmith)
Registrar: Barrett Phillips (E-mail Barrett Phillips)
75709

Charles River

Paddling Date: Sat May 17, 2014

Advanced beginner/intermediate kayak trip on the Charles River from the Eliot bridge to the Science Museum and back. Scenic flatwater paddle, approximately 10 miles with lunch on the Esplanade. Kayak rentals available. 14 foot or longer sea kayak with front and rear bulkheads, PFD, and flatwater experience required.

Activity Category: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Boston AMC paddlers website
Leader: Dennis Blejer blejer@ll.mit.edu
Co-Leader: Jeffrey Millman
Registrar: Dennis Blejer blejer@ll.mit.edu
73060

Beal Island Canoe & Sea Kayak Weekend

Paddling Date: Fri May 23, 2014 - Mon May 26, 2014

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. Trip cost: $81 AMC members/ $100 non-AMC members (does not include boat rental)

Activity Category: Paddling - Canoeing, Paddling - Flatwater, Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
State: ME
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: AMC Boston Paddlers
Leader: Kenneth Kaiser (E-mail Kenneth Kaiser) 978-664-5984
74598

Kayak Rolling 202: Kayak River Rolling

Paddling Date: Fri May 23, 2014 - Sat May 24, 2014

River Rolling 202: Often neglected in paddling circles, the bombproof roll is making a comeback in 2014. 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. The course will be taught in a progression of locations moving from flat water (Friday evening at a local pond tweaking technique) through moving current and culminating in a Class III wavehole. The locations will be selected based on water flow and safety. Course Fees: $25/$30 (AMC Members/Non-Members). Camping (~$20) will be arranged for the weekend of the course.

Activity Category: Instruction (Skills), Paddling, Paddling - Whitewater
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: AMC Boston Paddlers
Leader: Lee Eudy (E-mail Lee Eudy) 617-869-6059
Registrar: Lee Eudy (E-mail Lee Eudy)
74224

Annual AMC Sea Kayak Tune-up

Paddling Date: Sat May 31, 2014 - Sun June 1, 2014

Annual organizational and instructional event for AMC sea kayak leaders, co-leaders, and experienced paddlers (members from all chapters are welcome). The training on Saturday will include: strokes, rescues, scenarios, and trip planning, and will take place on Lake Cochichuate, in Natick. The training on Sunday will include: pre-launch briefing, navigation, group cohesion, safety, and leadership, and will take place in Boston Harbor.

Activity Category: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: AMC Boston Chapter Paddlers
Leader: Dennis Blejer blejer@ll.mit.edu
Registrar: Dennis Blejer blejer@ll.mit.edu
74168

ACA Coastal Kayak Trip Leader Course

Paddling Date: Sun June 8, 2014 - Mon June 9, 2014

The ACA Coastal Kayak Day Trip Leader's course will be offered to AMC paddling leaders and enthusiasts on the Mass coast. The instructor is Kevin Horner, ACA Open Water Instructor from Charles River Canoe and Kayak. You are required to have current ACA membership to receive the certification. The course is intended to provide the minimum skills and training necessary for a leader to safely lead a trip on lakes, rivers and other protected coastal environments. It will cover: Trip planning and screening, environmental hazards, leadership, paddling skills, rescues and towing, navigation, and radio techniques.

Activity Category: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: AMC Boston Chapter Paddlers
Leader: Dennis Blejer blejer@ll.mit.edu
Registrar: Dennis Blejer blejer@ll.mit.edu
75818

Boston Inner Harbor/Barking Crab

Paddling Date: Sat June 14, 2014

We will paddle in the Inner Harbor, affording views of Boston, the USS Constitution, and the Tobin Bridge. Lunch will be at the Barking Crab restaurant with its low dock that welcomes kayakers. The requirements for this trip are: (1) a sea kayak with bulkheads fore and aft, deck lines, spray skirt, and PFD, and (2) must be able to paddle comfortably for 12 miles, wet exit and re-enter your kayak with an assisted rescue. Wetsuits may be required. Expect to spend five hours on the water with breaks.

Activity Category: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: AMC Boston Paddlers website
Leader: Jeffrey Millman jeffrey.millman33@gmail.com 978-437-7438
Co-Leader: Dennis Blejer djblejer@verizon.net 978-443-1743
Registrar: Jeffrey Millman Jeffrey.millman33@gmail.com 978-437-7438 (Before 9)
73059

Ipswich River Paddle

Paddling Date: Sun June 15, 2014

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.
We will shuttle to the launch, which is on Rowley Bridge road. Then we shuttle the vehicles to the take out which is at the Bradley Palmer State Forest.
We get on the river by 10:00 am and take out about 3:30 to 4:00 pm.
Bring: canoe or kayak, lunch, drink, water, sun screen, bug repellent, EYEGLASSES RETAINER STRAP, sun hat, life jacket
If you need a boat, please let the leaders know ASAP. If you want to car pool please let the leaders know ASAP.

Activity Category: Paddling - Flatwater
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
External Link: AMC Boston Paddlers Website
Leader: Kenneth Kaiser kkaiser@alum.mit.edu 978-664-5984 (Before 9 PM), Donna Jean Kaiser (E-mail Donna Jean Kaiser)
Registrar: Kenneth Kaiser kkaiser@alum.mit.edu 978-664-5984 (Before 9 PM)
74601

Beginning Whitewater Kayak Instruction: Series A

Paddling Date: Tue June 17, 2014 - Sun June 22, 2014

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: June 17,19, 21-22 Tuition: $150/$170, Member/Non-Members. (-$60 with own gear) Camping/meals (~$50) not included. To apply, send your name, address, day and evening phone numbers, email, AMC membership number, height & weight (for boat assignment), and Series preference (A, B) to: Beginner Kayak Registrar, c/o Dan Bennis, 300 main st. Spencer ma 01562. Include a check payable to "AMC Paddlers Committee" for payment. If you do not have an email address, please include a self-addressed/stamped envelope for course mailings. For questions about the class, please e-mail AMCKayak@aol.com.

Activity Category: Instruction (Skills), Paddling, Paddling - Whitewater
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: AMC Boston Paddlers
Leader: Chris Rolt chris_rolt@yahoo.com
Registrar: Dan Bennis (E-mail Dan Bennis)
74602

Beginning Whitewater Kayak Instruction: Series B

Paddling Date: Tue June 24, 2014 - Sun June 29, 2014

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: June 24, 26, 28-29 Tuition: $150/$170, Member/Non-Members. (-$60 with own gear) Camping/meals (~$50) not included. To apply, send your name, address, day and evening phone numbers, email, AMC membership number, height & weight (for boat assignment), and Series preference (A, B) to: Beginner Kayak Registrar, c/o Dan Bennis, 300 main st. Spencer ma 01562. Include a check payable to "AMC Paddlers Committee" for payment. If you do not have an email address, please include a self-addressed/stamped envelope for course mailings. For questions about the class, please e-mailAMCKayak@aol.com.

Activity Category: Instruction (Skills), Paddling, Paddling - Whitewater
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: AMC Boston Paddlers
Leader: Dan Bennis (E-mail Dan Bennis) 207-653-1043
Registrar: Dan Bennis (E-mail Dan Bennis)
75757

Introduction to Whitewater Canoeing

Paddling Date: Tue June 24, 2014 - Sun June 29, 2014

Introduction to Whitewater Canoeing
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. After two nights of pond instruction, we will take our skills and apply them to Class I and Class II whitewater. Students need to be able to transport their boats from the boathouse to the pond and river, and be comfortable in water. Contact the registrar with any questions.

Activity Category: Paddling - Whitewater
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: AMC Boston Paddlers Website
Leader: Dan Bennis (E-mail Dan Bennis) 207-653-1043
Registrar: Dan Bennis
74599

Intermediate Whitewater Paddling Kayak Boot Camp

Paddling Date: Fri July 4, 2014 - Sun July 6, 2014

This is a physically intense, and intensely fun, course for people who believe that kayaking will be better if they get better, and, are willing to work very hard to get better. 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. You must be in at least your second season of kayaking, with at least 8 days of paddling last year, and at least 6 days of paddling this year, and, you must have several days of Class III experience. You must have at least a 50% chance of a combat roll, have all of your own equipment, and be in excellent physical condition. Your instructors will be friendly encouraging drill sergeants who love kayaking and teaching. Assuming appropriate water levels the course will be held at The Forks, Maine, on-the-water Friday and Saturday. Please request an application and list of FAQ from AMCKayak@aol.com. Please read the FAQ page. If you have a question that is not answered on the FAQ page, send an email to beabetterkayaker@hotmail.com.

Activity Category: Instruction (Skills), Paddling, Paddling - Whitewater
Region: Maine, Inland
State: ME
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Facts and Questions
Leader: Andy Novick beabetterkayaker@hotmail.com
Registrar: Andy Novick (E-mail Andy Novick)
74603

Kayak Pond Rolling Clinic

Paddling Date: Tue July 8, 2014 - Thu July 10, 2014

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 8, 10. Clinic fees are $45/$55 (AMC member/non-AMC member). If you need to rent an AMC kayak, add $20 to your clinic fee. To apply for registration or for more information, contact amckayak@aol.com.

Activity Category: Instruction (Skills), Paddling - Whitewater
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: AMC Boston Paddlers
Leader: Chris Rolt chris_rolt@yahoo.com
Registrar: chris rolt chris_rolt@yahoo.com
75393

Class III Whitewater: Magalloway River

Paddling Date: Sat August 30, 2014 - Sun August 31, 2014

Weekend paddling on the remote and scenic Magalloway River during one of the summer releases.

Activity Category: Paddling - Whitewater
Region: Maine, Western
State: ME
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: American Whitewater Description
Leader: Vicky Diadiuk diadiuk@mit.edu, Robert Connor (E-mail Robert Connor)
Co-Leader: Dan Krupka (E-mail Dan Krupka)
Registrar: Vicky Diadiuk (E-mail Vicky Diadiuk)