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NOTE - This event has been postponed due to Covid-19 pandemic.  If we are able to reschedule later in the year, we will make a followup announcement.
As part of the New To Sea Kayak program, this pool session follows the Workshop (not a prerequisite) and offers the opportunity for people to actually sit in (and fall out of!) ocean kayaks in a safe and controlled environment under the watchful eyes of experienced paddlers.  This pool session offers the following opportunities:
 - Experience a capsize and how to effectively (and easily!) come out of the boat
 - How to manage a capsize while wearing a spray skirt
 - How to get back into the boat with assistance and by yourself
 - Feel the difference between various boat models and types
You do not need a kayak or equipment to attend, but you should have water clothing more substantial than a bathing suit to prevent abrasions, especially to your legs.  There are locker rooms to change, and showers to clean up afterwards.  Water shoes (cloth or neoprene) are required - flip flop, crocks, and similar footwear are not recommended as they can get caught on the foot braces.
Date: Saturday May 2, 2020
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Haverhill, MA (exact location for registrants only)
Cost: FREE!
Registration for this pool session MUST be submitted by emailing [email protected] in order for us to manage logistics, volunteers, and equipment.  We will provide specific address and information to those who register by email.

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NSPN is excited to host Andrea Knepper of Chicago Adventure Therapy for a Zoom presentation and Q+A 
In the summer of 2019 Andrea took a sabbatical from her role as executive director of CAT to paddle the west coast from Canada to Mexico. She will share experiences and photos from her trip with us and take questions and answers.  It should be an exciting "virtual paddle" with her and we hope many of you will join us.
This is open to all members and a link to the Zoom meeting can be found on the NSPN Business forum. If you have questions PM me and I can also set you up individually. 
For more info about the amazing Chicago Adventure Therapy check out their website ahead of time http://2011.chicagoadventuretherapy.org/
For more details about Andrea's adventure check out her Facebook log at https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Sports---Recreation/Dres-West-Coast-Adventure-1944272392361643/
 
(Photo credit: Jen Kleck) 

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Deepest apologies for the poorly timed message board crash on Saturday. The event has been rescheduled. I have included the link below - I recommend you copy and paste it somewhere safe just in case lightening strikes twice. 
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NSPN is excited to host Andrea Knepper of Chicago Adventure Therapy for a Zoom presentation and Q+A 
In the summer of 2019 Andrea took a sabbatical from her role as executive director of CAT to paddle the west coast from Canada to Mexico. She will share experiences and photos from her trip with us and take questions and answers.  It should be an exciting "virtual paddle" with her and we hope many of you will join us.
Link to meeting: 
https://mit.zoom.us/j/97781897193
For more info about the amazing Chicago Adventure Therapy check out their website ahead of time http://2011.chicagoadventuretherapy.org/
For more details about Andrea's adventure check out her Facebook log at https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Sports---Recreation/Dres-West-Coast-Adventure-1944272392361643/
 
(Photo credit: Jen Kleck) 

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NOTE - This trip has been postponed due to Covid-19 pandemic.  If we can reschedule the trip later this year, we will make a followup announcement.
Level 3 trip that especially welcomes new kayak campers, and a reunion for those of us who don't see each other often enough. Here's a great opportunity for you paddlers who would like to try kayak-camping without the pesky bugs (beware of ticks!). This will be the 11th annual trip to Jewell, which has multiple campsite options and latrines. We typically have 10 or more (2016=record of 19!) paddlers, but an upper limit has not been established.
The Common Adventure Model (CAM) will be adopted
The SUGGESTED itinerary is as follows:
FRIDAY: Arrive at _____ (multiple launch site options, with each pod working out details privately or on NSPN Message Board under "trips") on Friday, May 15, in plenty of time for a ______am launch (HT-0621). If you are new to kayak camping, you may need extra time packing your boat, so plan on arriving no later than _______. 
SATURDAY: Agenda TBD-bring your ideas for a day paddle or island activities (HT-0722). Prior trips have included Whaleboat/Little Whaleboat, Potts Harbor, Greens, Eagle, Great Diamond geocaching, Jewell's WW1 and WW2 military installations, and general camaraderie/gourmet foods around the camp fire.
SUNDAY: Back to cars via ???? (HT-0820).
If you would like to join this group of friendly paddlers, or have any questions about this trip or camping in general, Private Message (PM) me. When you can commit, please RSVP on the calendar and PM the following information to your specific pod organizer, when that has been sorted out, close to event:
-Auto color, make, model, and tag#.
-Contact info, including cell, emergency contact and permission to share with participants.

gary

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ON HOLD - I hope to reschedule this later in the year
 
Back by popular demand!
NSPN will be returning to Hermiit Island campground for a paddling weekend; a great location and a lovely stretch of coast
https://hermitisland.com/
The plan is to arrive late on Friday and do day paddles on the Saturday and Sunday
All NSPN members welcome, details to follow
PM me if you'd like to come!
(spoiler alert - there is no hermit and it's not on an island)


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This event repeats every week until 09/30/2020


NOTE: This is a general description for all Wednesday Lunch Paddles. Information/registration for each week’s paddle is posted on the Trips Forum.
This series of paddles takes place on (surprise!) Wednesdays, and provides a regular midweek opportunity to get on the water. Most of the launches will be in the Salem Sound area, but we'll occasionally branch out to other spots in the vicinity.
Here is a description of a typical Wednesday Lunch paddle:
Meet at launch at 10:00. Beach Briefing at 10:20. On the water and paddling at 10:30am. 1-1.5 hours of paddling to some location 1 hour of food, conversation, and relaxation (a/k/a LUNCH!) 1-1.5 hours of paddling to return to launch Return around 3:00. These paddles are appropriate for independent paddlers with ocean paddling experience.  The Wednesday paddles are cooperative adventures, not guided trips. Each participant is responsible for her/his own safety. Don’t assume the trip initiators are smarter, stronger, better at rough water, more attractive, or more skilled paddlers than you are. For more information, see this description of our trip philosophy from the NSPN web site.
Typically on the Monday before the trip, we will post specific information about the trip on the Trips Forum.  The post's message thread can be used for RSVPs and other questions concerning the specific trip.
If you haven’t paddled with one of us before, please get in touch with one us via private message before signing up. Before departing for the launch location, please consult your favorite sources to determine wind, tide, and sea conditions, so you are aware of the trip environment for that day.
Each week's venue will be selected taking expected conditions into account. In general, the trip will only be canceled for extreme conditions and thunderstorms.
We look forward to you joining us for an enjoyable day of paddling and picnicing! Please private message us with any questions you may have.
Your faithful trip organizers,
Joe  Berkovitz
Bob Levine (@rylevine).

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