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81516

Class III Whitewater: Leader's Choice

Paddling Date: Sat April 18, 2015 - Sun April 19, 2015

Leader's choice class III whitewater trip. River to be determined based on conditions and water levels before the trip. Trip will be on whichever day has the best weather.

Activity Category: Paddling - Whitewater
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: AMC Boston Paddlers Website
Leader: Vicky Diadiuk (E-mail Vicky Diadiuk) 781-259-9899
Co-Leader: dave mandeville
Registrar: vicky diaduk diadiuk@mit.edu 781-259-9899
81861

Class II Whitewater: Fife Brook Section of Deerfield

Paddling Date: Sat April 25, 2015

Class 2 whitewater Fife Brook Section of the Deerfield - paddle the best cl2 river. boat and gear rentals available. All boats must have floatation.

Activity Category: Paddling - Whitewater
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: AMC Boston Chapter Paddlers
Leader: Melanie Rausch (E-mail Melanie Rausch)
82093

Merrimack River seakayak

Paddling Date: Sat May 9, 2015

We'll paddle down the Merrimack River from Newburyport to Salisbury Beach State Park. Hopefully we'll see seals sunning themselves on the rocks at low tide. We'll stick around for a little BBQ at the pavilion then paddle back up the river with the rising tide.
Must have own seakayak, PFD, skirt, paddle and cold water attire.
Leader will provide the charcoal, spatula and tongs byobbq.

Activity Category: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Boston AMC seakayaking web page
Leader: Robert Nardone (E-mail Robert Nardone) 978-504-9743
Co-Leader: TBA
Registrar: Rob Nardone (E-mail Rob Nardone)
82348

Westport River

Paddling Date: Sun May 17, 2015

Join us for an early season paddle on the Westport river on the south shore. This trip offers scenic, tide assisted paddling in protected water. Expect to paddle 9 miles (tide assisted) with an option to extend your day to Horseneck beach for a 12 mile day. Finish the day with apres-paddle beverages on a deck adjacent to the takeout.
This is a level 1 paddle, which means you must have some experience paddling and wet exits. Rentals are available at the launch.

Activity Category: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: AMC Boston Paddlers
Leader: Jeff Barrell (E-mail Jeff Barrell) 617-964-1246
Co-Leader: Jeff Parker
Registrar: Jeff Barrell (E-mail Jeff Barrell)
80391

Beal Island Canoe & Sea Kayak Weekend

Paddling Date: Fri May 22, 2015 - Mon May 25, 2015

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: $92 AMC members/ $107 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 kkaiser@alum.mit.edu 978-664-5984 (before 9 pm)
Co-Leader: Donna Jean Kaiser (E-mail Donna Jean Kaiser)
81862

class II Whitewater: Fife Brook Section of Deerfield

Paddling Date: Sat May 23, 2015 - Sun May 24, 2015

class 2 leaders choice whitewater - paddle the best cl2 river. boat and gear rentals available. All boats must have floatation.

Activity Category: Paddling - Whitewater
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: AMC Boston Paddlers Website
Leader: Melanie Rausch (E-mail Melanie Rausch)
81309

AMC Sea Kayak Leader's Tune Up

Paddling Date: Sat May 30, 2015 - Sun May 31, 2015

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, 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 Paddlers Website
Leader: Dennis Blejer blejer@ll.mit.edu
Registrar: Dennis Blejer Blejer@LL.MIT.edu
81859

Intermediate Tune-up Class

Paddling Date: Sat May 30, 2015

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: AMC Boston Paddlers Website
Leader: Barrett Phillips (E-mail Barrett Phillips) 804-305-1659
82032

ACA Kayak Instructor Development Workshop (IDW)

Paddling Date: Sat June 6, 2015 - Sun June 7, 2015

Instructor Development Workshop component of ACA instructor certification. Contact leader for more info.

Activity Category: Paddling - Whitewater
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Wait Listed
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: AMC Boston Paddlers
Leader: Chris Rolt chris_rolt@yahoo.com
81770

Beginning Whitewater Kayak Instruction: Series A

Paddling Date: Tue June 9, 2015 - Sun June 14, 2015

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 9, 11, 13-14 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: Matthew Selby (E-mail Matthew Selby) 508-529-0135
Registrar: Dan Bennis (E-mail Dan Bennis)
81858

Introduction to Whitewater Canoeing

Paddling Date: Tue June 9, 2015 - Sun June 14, 2015

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
82016

Kayak Rolling 202: Kayak River Rolling

Paddling Date: Fri June 12, 2015 - Sat June 13, 2015

River Rolling 202: Often neglected in paddling circles, the bombproof roll is making a comeback in 2015. 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: Orli Gottlieb (E-mail Orli Gottlieb) 603-286-9377
81927

Sea kayaking introduction to Woods Hole

Paddling Date: Sat June 13, 2015

Visit Hadley's Harbor and Weepecket island from Woods Hole. The ~12 mile trip will leave from Trunk River beach, paddle past Nobska lighthouse to Lackey's bay, then meander through Hadley's Harbor in time for lunch on Weepecket island. In the afternoon, we'll paddle downcurrent through Woods Hole passage to Nobska point and Trunk River. The trip is intended for paddlers wishing to paddle this high-current area with controlled exposure to sometimes challenging conditions.
This trip will encounter strong tidal currents and possibly 15-20 knot tailwinds in the afternoon. We will cross Woods Hole passage twice. Paddlers should be experienced and have recently paddled on other AMC level 2 Sea kayaking trips.

Activity Category: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Region: Massachusetts, Cape Cod
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: AMC Boston Paddlers
Leader: Josko Catipovic (E-mail Josko Catipovic)
Co-Leader: Jeff Barrell jbarrell@yahoo.com
Registrar: Jeff Barrell jbarrell@yahoo.com
82299

Castle Neck Circumnavigation

Paddling Date: Sun June 14, 2015

This trip has a little bit of everything, protected water, salt marsh, open ocean, and sandy beaches. We'll paddle through salt marsh to Essex Bay, stop for lunch and swimming at the southern end of Crane's beach. Paddle along Crane's beach and stop again at the sand bar before heading into Plum Island Sound. This trip will require minimum length of 14 feet and bulkheads or flotation bags. Pack a lunch and don't forget your towel and sunscreen.

Launch location and time will be provided to registered paddlers.

Activity Category: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: AMC Boston Paddlers
Leader: Robert Nardone rnardone@hotmail.com
82033

ACA Kayak Instructor Certification exam (ICE)

Paddling Date: Sat June 20, 2015 - Sun June 21, 2015

Exam portion of ACA kayak instructor certification. Contact leader for more info.

Activity Category: Paddling - Whitewater
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Wait Listed
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: AMC Boston Paddlers
Leader: Chris Rolt chris_rolt@yahoo.com
80390

Ipswich River Paddle

Paddling Date: Sun June 21, 2015

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: Yes
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) 978-604-1501
Registrar: Kenneth Kaiser kkaiser@alum.mit.edu 978-664-5984 (Before 9 PM)
82222

Mystic River to Boston Harbor

Paddling Date: Thu June 25, 2015

Protected paddle on Mystic River from Medford, through Amelia Earhart Locks to Mary O'Malley Waterfront Park, approx 7 miles. Must have own seakayak, PFD, shirt, paddle, lunch and water.

Activity Category: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Boston AMC Paddles
Leader: Mary Buntin (E-mail Mary Buntin) 978-774-3085
Co-Leader: Barbara Dove
Registrar: Mary Buntin (E-mail Mary Buntin)
81967

Class III Winnipesaukee River

Paddling Date: Sat June 27, 2015

Paddle the class 3 release on the Winnipesaukee river!

Activity Category: Paddling - Whitewater
Region: New Hampshire, Merrimack Valley
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: AMC Boston Paddlers
Leader: Chris Rolt chris_rolt@yahoo.com
81863

class II Fife brook

Paddling Date: Sat July 11, 2015

class 2 deerfield whitewate whitewater - riverfest weekend. boat and gear rentas available. All boats must have floatation.

Activity Category: Paddling - Whitewater
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: AMC Boston Paddlers Website
Leader: Melanie Rausch (E-mail Melanie Rausch)
81771

Beginning Whitewater Kayak Instruction: Series B

Paddling Date: Tue July 14, 2015 - Sun July 19, 2015

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: July 14, 16, 18-19 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: Chris Rolt chris_rolt@yahoo.com
Registrar: Dan Bennis (E-mail Dan Bennis)