Activities for the Paddling Committee
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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.
Intended for intermediate sea kayakers who want to take their skills to the next level. This training session will cover strokes, use of skegs and rudders, rescues, navigation, tides, crossing boating channels, and group cohesion and leadership. It will take place in Boston Harbor and will include paddling around the Inner Harbor Islands. Intermediate sea kayaking skills are required, including the ability to re-enter your kayak with an assisted rescue. Expect a full day of instruction, training, and paddling.
Dennis Blejer is an AMC Boston Chapter Sea Kayak Leader with ACA certifications in Coastal Kayaking Trip Leadership and Open Water Skills
Alex Daggett is an AMC Boston Chapter Sea Kayak Leader with ACA certifications in Coastal Kayaking Trip Leadership and Coastal Kayaking Instructor
Paddle from Cohasset Cove, Cohasset Harbor along the Gold Coast and see the gorgeous houses and yachts. Play along the rocky coves and small islands with lunch break along the shore. Level 2 Trip. Must have done a wet exit. Kayaks with double bulkheads, 14ft or more. Dress for the water temperature!
Limited to 10 participants.
ACA Level 3 Instructor, Level 3 Paddler, Level 4 Trip Guide, SOLO First Aid
Join us to paddle the Class 2 section of the Winni and enjoy live music and events at the First Whitewater Festival in Downtown Franklin. (http://millcitypark.com/events/2018winniriverdays)
Kayak and canoe rentals available.
Join us for Riverfest on the Deerfield River. Great paddling and fun activities with paddlers from throughout New England!
Boat and gear rentals is available. All boats must have floatation.
This is a day trip but camping is available at the RiverFest fairgrounds for those interested in staying for the weekend.
This session will cover the basics of sea kayak navigation with both practical sessions on land and on the water. Topics covered will be: chart and compass skills, boating channels and navigational aids, tides, and nav-on-the-move. Preference given to those who attended the Intro to Boston Harbor on June 16 or in previous years. Otherwise must be confident in a sea kayak in coastal waters and have assisted rescue skills.. This session will take place in Hingham Harbor. A 15 foot (minimum) sea kayak with fore and aft bulkheads, spray skirt, PFD, are required.
Dennis Blejer is an AMC Boston Chapter sea kayak leader with ACA certifications in Coastal Kayak Trip Leadership and Open Water Skills
Alex Daggett is an AMC Boston Chapter sea kayak leader with ACA certifications in Coastal Kayak Trip Leadership and Coastal Kayak Instructor.
From public boat ramp in Hull to Peddocks Island. Level 2/3, decked seakayak greater than 15 feet with bulkheads, skirt, PFD, wet exit and deep water rescue experience required.
Paddle from Hull through the Gut to the Outer Brewster Islands passing Boston Light on the way. We will be exploring the various rock gardens and playing in the more benign ones. Time and weather permitting we may venture out to the Graves to see the lighthouse and even more rock garden play. Good paddling skills and helmets are required!
Dennis Blejer is a Boston Chapter sea kayak leader with ACA certifications in Coastal Kayak Trip Leadership and Open Water Skills
Alex Daggett is a Boston Chapter sea kayak leader with ACA certifications in Coastal Kayak Trip Leadership and Coastal Kayak Instructor.