Activities for the Paddling Committee
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This page lists trips sponsored by the Paddling Committee. To see all trips sponsored by the Boston Chapter, see our search page. To find trips sponsored by other chapters, use the club-wide trip search page.
Join us for a weekend camp adventure on Beal island in Maine. This trip is tailored for those that have not (or have) island camped out of a kayak. We will discuss needed gear and packing a boat as well as route planning, weather, meals, VHF basics, and other necessary topics for multi-day paddling in ocean environment. You will need paddling experience including wet exits and rescues as well as some camping experience with backpack or car (RV does not count).
Jeff has been kayaking for many years and has led several Maine camping trips.
Paddle out to Misery Island off of Beverly, Mass. We will travel along the scenic coast and spend approximately one hour on the island.
This is a Level 2 trip. Boats must be touring boats with bulkheads fore & aft.
Bring lunch and plenty of drinking water.
Ayers Island Dam release on the Pemi at Bristol!
Come enjoy the best summer WW Class 2 paddling!.
All boats must have flotation.
Class IV Weekend on the Kennebec and Dead Rivers, ME. Paddle the Kennebec twice on Saturday (4800cfs in the morning and 2400cfs in the afternoon), and the Dead on Saturday (5500 cfs). Camping locally, shuttle arrangements TBD. Embrace the stairs!
Paddle from City Point to historic Georges Island and return. Opportunity to explore the island. Intermediate sea kayaking skills required. Must be able to paddle in moderate conditions such as 10 knot winds and 2 foot seas at 3 knots. Assisted rescue skills and sea kayaks 15 ft or longer with front and rear bulkheads, are required. Approximately 12 miles.
Dennis Blejer is a Boston Chapter Sea Kayak Leader with ACA certifications in Coastal Kayak Trip Leadership and Open Water Skills
Al Daggett is a Boston Chapter Sea Kayak Coleader with ACA L3 Instructor and Coastal Kayak Trip Leader certifications.
Paddle and camp in Casco bay in Maine. We establish a base camp and explore various islands including Jewell. Winds and weather can change these plans. This trip is for level 2 paddlers who can pack their own boat, launch, land, and maneuver a loaded kayak in variable ocean conditions and weather. Expect to paddle 8-12 miles each day at ~2.5 mph pace (moderate). Estimated cost is $50 for food.
Jeff has been leading kayak and camping trips in Maine and Massachusetts for 15+ years. Group meals and tasty food are an important component to his trips and participants are expected to help prepare and clean.