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Got skills?

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

I’d like to applaud some paddlers I know, who shall remain nameless just in case this embarrasses them. One former and future student of mine is taking a refresher course this summer wanting to especially learn his rescue and recovery skills.  He was already signed up before a recent unexpected capsize reinforced the need to […]

Coming Events

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

The paddling season has definitely arrived in the upper midwest.  People are buying boats, signing up for lessons and trips, and looking for people to go paddling with.  Here are just a few local events coming up in the next few weeks that may be of interest, especially to new or aspiring paddlers.  I know […]

Women Paddlers Networking Events

Monday, February 1st, 2010

Over the years, I’ve had a lot of female paddling students and customers ask about ways to find other women to paddle with.  This seemed to be an especially difficult problem for recreational kayakers since the recreational paddlers are less likely to be organized into clubs, and they just seem to lurk in the weeds […]

Take Advantage of Pool Sessions

Monday, December 21st, 2009

Many clubs have begun their winter pool sessions for paddling and rolling practice.  Although our local club does not sponsor formal lessons as part of the pool sessions, there is much that novice kayakers can gain from attending these events.  If you’ve never tried a wet exit from any kayak or practiced re-entering a sea […]

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