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  2. Jim Snyder

    Odiorne, Saturday, 11/24

    Prudence- Normally I'd say let's combine but I'm concerned about traffic on Saturday and would prefer to stay up here if I get some interest. Paul- We can tape you up! Kevin Beckwith has expressed interest too but he may decide Gloucester is closer. Gerrish is 10 - 12 NM out of Odiorne, might be a bit much for a winter day. Circumnavigate Newcastle is nice too, that would be mostly in the shadow of any wind...
  3. Paul Sylvester

    Odiorne, Saturday, 11/24

    I want go out of Odiorne Saturday if I can find time to replace my wrist seal.. With the high tide around Gerrish Island would be a nice trip.
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  5. Joseph Berkovitz

    Lane's Cove to Rockport, Saturday November 24, 2018

    I would love to join. At the moment looks like a big high will be over us both Fri and sat!
  6. I'm in, assuming weather stays favorable
  7. Lane's Cove to Rockport, Saturday November 24 Any interest in working off a couple hundred of the extra 9000 calories you packed in on Thanksgiving? Join me for a mellow post-holiday paddle. While Thanksgiving and day after are forecast to be cold and windy, things will hopefully moderate by Saturday. Current marine forecast calls for winds SW 5-10 with seas 2 feet and temps trending up to 40’s. I'll be keeping eye on forecast over next few days. While the calendar says fall, reality is saying winter. Drysuits required for all participants. If you have questions about adequacy of your boat or gear, post here or send me a PM. And if you know you're interested, please post to that effect here. Prudence
  8. prudenceb

    Odiorne, Saturday, 11/24

    Hi Jim, i'm interested inpaddling but not at Odiorne. Sorry. I'm going to post a Lane's Cove trip for Saturday if you,re interested in joining. Prudence
  9. Jim Snyder

    Odiorne, Saturday, 11/24

    Anyone interested in joining me? Conditions look mild, temps in the 30s with light winds, water still near 50. High Tide 11:10.
  10. nchill

    Thanksgiving Weekend at Walden

    Due to the unseasonably cold weather over the coming week, rolling at Walden will have to wait until another year. I wouldn't be surprised if there is ice on the pond by Friday. So, it's hiking instead of rolling. Have a happy Thanksgiving, everyone.
  11. billvoss

    Thanksgiving Weekend at Walden

    I am still under "No kayaking" orders from my MD because of sciatica. So I will not be attending Black Friday. 😢 I won't be buying any pool sessions either until my doctor lifts the restriction.
  12. Osprey Sea and Surf Adventures End of Season Clearance Sale! We are cleaning out our inventory! Now is your chance to get an amazing deal on all Kayaks, Paddle Boards and gear! We have a great selection from P&H, Stellar, Dagger, SIC, Wilderness Systems & more. All in stock boats, boards & accessories are discounted 10% to 40% off! Come get ‘em while they last! Please call or email for price information on specific boats and boards. We also have an excellent selection of used equipment available. https://www.ospreyseaandsurf.com/osprey-gear.htm Osprey is open Thursday & Friday 10am to 5pm & Saturday 9am to 5pm or by appointment until December 22nd. Have a Great Holiday Season! Carl & Samantha Ladd 508-636-0300 or [email protected]
  13. rfolster

    Pool Session

    until
    These sessions are offered as a benefit to being a paid member of NSPN, and therefore are only available to active members. If you are experiencing any issues with your membership, please email [email protected] and we will work as quickly as possible to resolve it. As in years past, we are required to have club insurance in order to use the pool facilities, so we are using the ACA club insurance program again. You will need to download the ACA Adult Liability Waiver form here, or in the Downloads section of the message board and print one for EACH pool session you will attend. You will not be allowed to participate in a pool session if you do not complete a Liability Waiver form for that session. Each pool session spot will cost $25, but if you are not an ACA member, you will need to pay the additional $5 ACA Event Fee per session. You can become an ACA member by signing up here and selecting North Shore Paddlers Network from the Paddle America Clubs drop-down list. The annual membership fee is $30 for individuals, which will be "paid back" in only six pool sessions since there is no Event Fee for ACA members. These sessions are a great way to keep existing skills active over the cold winter months or work on new skills for the upcoming paddling season. Although NSPN does not offer official instruction, many members are willing to offer whatever assistance they can while they are at the pool. However, if you would like to pay for professional instruction, you can seek out an instructor directly, either from NSPN members (some of who are actually certified!) or from other professional instructors. If the instructor will have a boat in the pool, they will need a pool session spot purchased. If they are only going to instruct from the poolside, then they do not need a spot. Regardless, all attendees (whether in the pool or instructing poolside) MUST have an ACA Waiver and pay the $5 Event Fee if they are not an ACA member. The Saturday sessions will be between 1:00pm-3:00pm, and the Sunday sessions will be 11:00am-1:00pm. The dates for the sessions are as follows: Saturday, January 5 Saturday, January 19 Sunday, January 27 Saturday, February 9 Saturday, February 23 Saturday, March 9 Saturday, March 16 Sunday, March 24 Pool sessions can only be purchased through the Store using PayPal for payment. For those of you that do not have a PayPal account, you can do a one-time transaction through PayPal using a credit card without creating a PayPal account if you don't want to, or create an account instantly if you so choose. It is very easy to do, but if you have trouble, email [email protected] or Private Message me and I will help you out.  Please follow these instructions for pool session purchases: Click on this link to go to the list of pool session dates (or access them through the Store link in the blue top banner on the message board) Choose the pool session date that you want to attend and click Add To Cart If you are not an ACA member, you must Add To Cart the $5 Event Fee, otherwise Add To Cart the ACA Active Member In the next window, don't worry about the Associate This Package option and just click Add To Cart again If you would like to add another pool session, click on Continue Shopping, otherwise skip to Step #8 Select Pool Sessions from the Product Categories list on the left Repeat steps #2-#4 for each pool session you want to add (you must add the $5 event fee to each session if not an ACA member) When you are ready to pay for your selections, click Checkout and then Confirm My Order. You will be taken to PayPal to pay for your order. We cannot issue any refunds unless the pool facility closes due to inclement weather or other reasons. If you are unable to attend a pool session after purchase and would like to let someone else purchase the session from you, you must make those arrangements on your own. We will try to post a reminder for each session to which you can look for someone to purchase your slot, or start a new posting if you choose. They must bring their own ACA Liability Release form, and pay the $5 Event Fee if required. All pool sessions are offered in partnership with the ACA and are ACA sanctioned events.
  14. rfolster

    Pool Session

    until
    These sessions are offered as a benefit to being a paid member of NSPN, and therefore are only available to active members. If you are experiencing any issues with your membership, please email [email protected] and we will work as quickly as possible to resolve it. As in years past, we are required to have club insurance in order to use the pool facilities, so we are using the ACA club insurance program again. You will need to download the ACA Adult Liability Waiver form here, or in the Downloads section of the message board and print one for EACH pool session you will attend. You will not be allowed to participate in a pool session if you do not complete a Liability Waiver form for that session. Each pool session spot will cost $25, but if you are not an ACA member, you will need to pay the additional $5 ACA Event Fee per session. You can become an ACA member by signing up here and selecting North Shore Paddlers Network from the Paddle America Clubs drop-down list. The annual membership fee is $30 for individuals, which will be "paid back" in only six pool sessions since there is no Event Fee for ACA members. These sessions are a great way to keep existing skills active over the cold winter months or work on new skills for the upcoming paddling season. Although NSPN does not offer official instruction, many members are willing to offer whatever assistance they can while they are at the pool. However, if you would like to pay for professional instruction, you can seek out an instructor directly, either from NSPN members (some of who are actually certified!) or from other professional instructors. If the instructor will have a boat in the pool, they will need a pool session spot purchased. If they are only going to instruct from the poolside, then they do not need a spot. Regardless, all attendees (whether in the pool or instructing poolside) MUST have an ACA Waiver and pay the $5 Event Fee if they are not an ACA member. The Saturday sessions will be between 1:00pm-3:00pm, and the Sunday sessions will be 11:00am-1:00pm. The dates for the sessions are as follows: Saturday, January 5 Saturday, January 19 Sunday, January 27 Saturday, February 9 Saturday, February 23 Saturday, March 9 Saturday, March 16 Sunday, March 24 Pool sessions can only be purchased through the Store using PayPal for payment. For those of you that do not have a PayPal account, you can do a one-time transaction through PayPal using a credit card without creating a PayPal account if you don't want to, or create an account instantly if you so choose. It is very easy to do, but if you have trouble, email [email protected] or Private Message me and I will help you out.  Please follow these instructions for pool session purchases: Click on this link to go to the list of pool session dates (or access them through the Store link in the blue top banner on the message board) Choose the pool session date that you want to attend and click Add To Cart If you are not an ACA member, you must Add To Cart the $5 Event Fee, otherwise Add To Cart the ACA Active Member In the next window, don't worry about the Associate This Package option and just click Add To Cart again If you would like to add another pool session, click on Continue Shopping, otherwise skip to Step #8 Select Pool Sessions from the Product Categories list on the left Repeat steps #2-#4 for each pool session you want to add (you must add the $5 event fee to each session if not an ACA member) When you are ready to pay for your selections, click Checkout and then Confirm My Order. You will be taken to PayPal to pay for your order. We cannot issue any refunds unless the pool facility closes due to inclement weather or other reasons. If you are unable to attend a pool session after purchase and would like to let someone else purchase the session from you, you must make those arrangements on your own. We will try to post a reminder for each session to which you can look for someone to purchase your slot, or start a new posting if you choose. They must bring their own ACA Liability Release form, and pay the $5 Event Fee if required. All pool sessions are offered in partnership with the ACA and are ACA sanctioned events.
  15. rfolster

    Pool Session

    until
    These sessions are offered as a benefit to being a paid member of NSPN, and therefore are only available to active members. If you are experiencing any issues with your membership, please email [email protected] and we will work as quickly as possible to resolve it. As in years past, we are required to have club insurance in order to use the pool facilities, so we are using the ACA club insurance program again. You will need to download the ACA Adult Liability Waiver form here, or in the Downloads section of the message board and print one for EACH pool session you will attend. You will not be allowed to participate in a pool session if you do not complete a Liability Waiver form for that session. Each pool session spot will cost $25, but if you are not an ACA member, you will need to pay the additional $5 ACA Event Fee per session. You can become an ACA member by signing up here and selecting North Shore Paddlers Network from the Paddle America Clubs drop-down list. The annual membership fee is $30 for individuals, which will be "paid back" in only six pool sessions since there is no Event Fee for ACA members. These sessions are a great way to keep existing skills active over the cold winter months or work on new skills for the upcoming paddling season. Although NSPN does not offer official instruction, many members are willing to offer whatever assistance they can while they are at the pool. However, if you would like to pay for professional instruction, you can seek out an instructor directly, either from NSPN members (some of who are actually certified!) or from other professional instructors. If the instructor will have a boat in the pool, they will need a pool session spot purchased. If they are only going to instruct from the poolside, then they do not need a spot. Regardless, all attendees (whether in the pool or instructing poolside) MUST have an ACA Waiver and pay the $5 Event Fee if they are not an ACA member. The Saturday sessions will be between 1:00pm-3:00pm, and the Sunday sessions will be 11:00am-1:00pm. The dates for the sessions are as follows: Saturday, January 5 Saturday, January 19 Sunday, January 27 Saturday, February 9 Saturday, February 23 Saturday, March 9 Saturday, March 16 Sunday, March 24 Pool sessions can only be purchased through the Store using PayPal for payment. For those of you that do not have a PayPal account, you can do a one-time transaction through PayPal using a credit card without creating a PayPal account if you don't want to, or create an account instantly if you so choose. It is very easy to do, but if you have trouble, email [email protected] or Private Message me and I will help you out.  Please follow these instructions for pool session purchases: Click on this link to go to the list of pool session dates (or access them through the Store link in the blue top banner on the message board) Choose the pool session date that you want to attend and click Add To Cart If you are not an ACA member, you must Add To Cart the $5 Event Fee, otherwise Add To Cart the ACA Active Member In the next window, don't worry about the Associate This Package option and just click Add To Cart again If you would like to add another pool session, click on Continue Shopping, otherwise skip to Step #8 Select Pool Sessions from the Product Categories list on the left Repeat steps #2-#4 for each pool session you want to add (you must add the $5 event fee to each session if not an ACA member) When you are ready to pay for your selections, click Checkout and then Confirm My Order. You will be taken to PayPal to pay for your order. We cannot issue any refunds unless the pool facility closes due to inclement weather or other reasons. If you are unable to attend a pool session after purchase and would like to let someone else purchase the session from you, you must make those arrangements on your own. We will try to post a reminder for each session to which you can look for someone to purchase your slot, or start a new posting if you choose. They must bring their own ACA Liability Release form, and pay the $5 Event Fee if required. All pool sessions are offered in partnership with the ACA and are ACA sanctioned events.
  16. rfolster

    Pool Session

    until
    These sessions are offered as a benefit to being a paid member of NSPN, and therefore are only available to active members. If you are experiencing any issues with your membership, please email [email protected] and we will work as quickly as possible to resolve it. As in years past, we are required to have club insurance in order to use the pool facilities, so we are using the ACA club insurance program again. You will need to download the ACA Adult Liability Waiver form here, or in the Downloads section of the message board and print one for EACH pool session you will attend. You will not be allowed to participate in a pool session if you do not complete a Liability Waiver form for that session. Each pool session spot will cost $25, but if you are not an ACA member, you will need to pay the additional $5 ACA Event Fee per session. You can become an ACA member by signing up here and selecting North Shore Paddlers Network from the Paddle America Clubs drop-down list. The annual membership fee is $30 for individuals, which will be "paid back" in only six pool sessions since there is no Event Fee for ACA members. These sessions are a great way to keep existing skills active over the cold winter months or work on new skills for the upcoming paddling season. Although NSPN does not offer official instruction, many members are willing to offer whatever assistance they can while they are at the pool. However, if you would like to pay for professional instruction, you can seek out an instructor directly, either from NSPN members (some of who are actually certified!) or from other professional instructors. If the instructor will have a boat in the pool, they will need a pool session spot purchased. If they are only going to instruct from the poolside, then they do not need a spot. Regardless, all attendees (whether in the pool or instructing poolside) MUST have an ACA Waiver and pay the $5 Event Fee if they are not an ACA member. The Saturday sessions will be between 1:00pm-3:00pm, and the Sunday sessions will be 11:00am-1:00pm. The dates for the sessions are as follows: Saturday, January 5 Saturday, January 19 Sunday, January 27 Saturday, February 9 Saturday, February 23 Saturday, March 9 Saturday, March 16 Sunday, March 24 Pool sessions can only be purchased through the Store using PayPal for payment. For those of you that do not have a PayPal account, you can do a one-time transaction through PayPal using a credit card without creating a PayPal account if you don't want to, or create an account instantly if you so choose. It is very easy to do, but if you have trouble, email [email protected] or Private Message me and I will help you out.  Please follow these instructions for pool session purchases: Click on this link to go to the list of pool session dates (or access them through the Store link in the blue top banner on the message board) Choose the pool session date that you want to attend and click Add To Cart If you are not an ACA member, you must Add To Cart the $5 Event Fee, otherwise Add To Cart the ACA Active Member In the next window, don't worry about the Associate This Package option and just click Add To Cart again If you would like to add another pool session, click on Continue Shopping, otherwise skip to Step #8 Select Pool Sessions from the Product Categories list on the left Repeat steps #2-#4 for each pool session you want to add (you must add the $5 event fee to each session if not an ACA member) When you are ready to pay for your selections, click Checkout and then Confirm My Order. You will be taken to PayPal to pay for your order. We cannot issue any refunds unless the pool facility closes due to inclement weather or other reasons. If you are unable to attend a pool session after purchase and would like to let someone else purchase the session from you, you must make those arrangements on your own. We will try to post a reminder for each session to which you can look for someone to purchase your slot, or start a new posting if you choose. They must bring their own ACA Liability Release form, and pay the $5 Event Fee if required. All pool sessions are offered in partnership with the ACA and are ACA sanctioned events.
  17. rfolster

    New member looking for pool training

    Pool sessions are posted and available to purchase in the Store. Although we don't manually send out emails, you can select to FOLLOW the Trips/Events forum and will receive email notifications when new posts are submitted. This will allow you to see when new trips and events are posted, and since we often post reminders about upcoming pool sessions, you will receive notifications about those as well.
  18. rfolster

    Pool Session

    until
    These sessions are offered as a benefit to being a paid member of NSPN, and therefore are only available to active members. If you are experiencing any issues with your membership, please email [email protected] and we will work as quickly as possible to resolve it. As in years past, we are required to have club insurance in order to use the pool facilities, so we are using the ACA club insurance program again. You will need to download the ACA Adult Liability Waiver form here, or in the Downloads section of the message board and print one for EACH pool session you will attend. You will not be allowed to participate in a pool session if you do not complete a Liability Waiver form for that session. Each pool session spot will cost $25, but if you are not an ACA member, you will need to pay the additional $5 ACA Event Fee per session. You can become an ACA member by signing up here and selecting North Shore Paddlers Network from the Paddle America Clubs drop-down list. The annual membership fee is $30 for individuals, which will be "paid back" in only six pool sessions since there is no Event Fee for ACA members. These sessions are a great way to keep existing skills active over the cold winter months or work on new skills for the upcoming paddling season. Although NSPN does not offer official instruction, many members are willing to offer whatever assistance they can while they are at the pool. However, if you would like to pay for professional instruction, you can seek out an instructor directly, either from NSPN members (some of who are actually certified!) or from other professional instructors. If the instructor will have a boat in the pool, they will need a pool session spot purchased. If they are only going to instruct from the poolside, then they do not need a spot. Regardless, all attendees (whether in the pool or instructing poolside) MUST have an ACA Waiver and pay the $5 Event Fee if they are not an ACA member. The Saturday sessions will be between 1:00pm-3:00pm, and the Sunday sessions will be 11:00am-1:00pm. The dates for the sessions are as follows: Saturday, January 5 Saturday, January 19 Sunday, January 27 Saturday, February 9 Saturday, February 23 Saturday, March 9 Saturday, March 16 Sunday, March 24 Pool sessions can only be purchased through the Store using PayPal for payment. For those of you that do not have a PayPal account, you can do a one-time transaction through PayPal using a credit card without creating a PayPal account if you don't want to, or create an account instantly if you so choose. It is very easy to do, but if you have trouble, email [email protected] or Private Message me and I will help you out.  Please follow these instructions for pool session purchases: Click on this link to go to the list of pool session dates (or access them through the Store link in the blue top banner on the message board) Choose the pool session date that you want to attend and click Add To Cart If you are not an ACA member, you must Add To Cart the $5 Event Fee, otherwise Add To Cart the ACA Active Member In the next window, don't worry about the Associate This Package option and just click Add To Cart again If you would like to add another pool session, click on Continue Shopping, otherwise skip to Step #8 Select Pool Sessions from the Product Categories list on the left Repeat steps #2-#4 for each pool session you want to add (you must add the $5 event fee to each session if not an ACA member) When you are ready to pay for your selections, click Checkout and then Confirm My Order. You will be taken to PayPal to pay for your order. We cannot issue any refunds unless the pool facility closes due to inclement weather or other reasons. If you are unable to attend a pool session after purchase and would like to let someone else purchase the session from you, you must make those arrangements on your own. We will try to post a reminder for each session to which you can look for someone to purchase your slot, or start a new posting if you choose. They must bring their own ACA Liability Release form, and pay the $5 Event Fee if required. All pool sessions are offered in partnership with the ACA and are ACA sanctioned events.
  19. rfolster

    Pool Session

    until
    These sessions are offered as a benefit to being a paid member of NSPN, and therefore are only available to active members. If you are experiencing any issues with your membership, please email [email protected] and we will work as quickly as possible to resolve it. As in years past, we are required to have club insurance in order to use the pool facilities, so we are using the ACA club insurance program again. You will need to download the ACA Adult Liability Waiver form here, or in the Downloads section of the message board and print one for EACH pool session you will attend. You will not be allowed to participate in a pool session if you do not complete a Liability Waiver form for that session. Each pool session spot will cost $25, but if you are not an ACA member, you will need to pay the additional $5 ACA Event Fee per session. You can become an ACA member by signing up here and selecting North Shore Paddlers Network from the Paddle America Clubs drop-down list. The annual membership fee is $30 for individuals, which will be "paid back" in only six pool sessions since there is no Event Fee for ACA members. These sessions are a great way to keep existing skills active over the cold winter months or work on new skills for the upcoming paddling season. Although NSPN does not offer official instruction, many members are willing to offer whatever assistance they can while they are at the pool. However, if you would like to pay for professional instruction, you can seek out an instructor directly, either from NSPN members (some of who are actually certified!) or from other professional instructors. If the instructor will have a boat in the pool, they will need a pool session spot purchased. If they are only going to instruct from the poolside, then they do not need a spot. Regardless, all attendees (whether in the pool or instructing poolside) MUST have an ACA Waiver and pay the $5 Event Fee if they are not an ACA member. The Saturday sessions will be between 1:00pm-3:00pm, and the Sunday sessions will be 11:00am-1:00pm. The dates for the sessions are as follows: Saturday, January 5 Saturday, January 19 Sunday, January 27 Saturday, February 9 Saturday, February 23 Saturday, March 9 Saturday, March 16 Sunday, March 24 Pool sessions can only be purchased through the Store using PayPal for payment. For those of you that do not have a PayPal account, you can do a one-time transaction through PayPal using a credit card without creating a PayPal account if you don't want to, or create an account instantly if you so choose. It is very easy to do, but if you have trouble, email [email protected] or Private Message me and I will help you out.  Please follow these instructions for pool session purchases: Click on this link to go to the list of pool session dates (or access them through the Store link in the blue top banner on the message board) Choose the pool session date that you want to attend and click Add To Cart If you are not an ACA member, you must Add To Cart the $5 Event Fee, otherwise Add To Cart the ACA Active Member In the next window, don't worry about the Associate This Package option and just click Add To Cart again If you would like to add another pool session, click on Continue Shopping, otherwise skip to Step #8 Select Pool Sessions from the Product Categories list on the left Repeat steps #2-#4 for each pool session you want to add (you must add the $5 event fee to each session if not an ACA member) When you are ready to pay for your selections, click Checkout and then Confirm My Order. You will be taken to PayPal to pay for your order. We cannot issue any refunds unless the pool facility closes due to inclement weather or other reasons. If you are unable to attend a pool session after purchase and would like to let someone else purchase the session from you, you must make those arrangements on your own. We will try to post a reminder for each session to which you can look for someone to purchase your slot, or start a new posting if you choose. They must bring their own ACA Liability Release form, and pay the $5 Event Fee if required. All pool sessions are offered in partnership with the ACA and are ACA sanctioned events.
  20. rfolster

    Pool Session

    until
    These sessions are offered as a benefit to being a paid member of NSPN, and therefore are only available to active members. If you are experiencing any issues with your membership, please email [email protected] and we will work as quickly as possible to resolve it. As in years past, we are required to have club insurance in order to use the pool facilities, so we are using the ACA club insurance program again. You will need to download the ACA Adult Liability Waiver form here, or in the Downloads section of the message board and print one for EACH pool session you will attend. You will not be allowed to participate in a pool session if you do not complete a Liability Waiver form for that session. Each pool session spot will cost $25, but if you are not an ACA member, you will need to pay the additional $5 ACA Event Fee per session. You can become an ACA member by signing up here and selecting North Shore Paddlers Network from the Paddle America Clubs drop-down list. The annual membership fee is $30 for individuals, which will be "paid back" in only six pool sessions since there is no Event Fee for ACA members. These sessions are a great way to keep existing skills active over the cold winter months or work on new skills for the upcoming paddling season. Although NSPN does not offer official instruction, many members are willing to offer whatever assistance they can while they are at the pool. However, if you would like to pay for professional instruction, you can seek out an instructor directly, either from NSPN members (some of who are actually certified!) or from other professional instructors. If the instructor will have a boat in the pool, they will need a pool session spot purchased. If they are only going to instruct from the poolside, then they do not need a spot. Regardless, all attendees (whether in the pool or instructing poolside) MUST have an ACA Waiver and pay the $5 Event Fee if they are not an ACA member. The Saturday sessions will be between 1:00pm-3:00pm, and the Sunday sessions will be 11:00am-1:00pm. The dates for the sessions are as follows: Saturday, January 5 Saturday, January 19 Sunday, January 27 Saturday, February 9 Saturday, February 23 Saturday, March 9 Saturday, March 16 Sunday, March 24 Pool sessions can only be purchased through the Store using PayPal for payment. For those of you that do not have a PayPal account, you can do a one-time transaction through PayPal using a credit card without creating a PayPal account if you don't want to, or create an account instantly if you so choose. It is very easy to do, but if you have trouble, email [email protected] or Private Message me and I will help you out.  Please follow these instructions for pool session purchases: Click on this link to go to the list of pool session dates (or access them through the Store link in the blue top banner on the message board) Choose the pool session date that you want to attend and click Add To Cart If you are not an ACA member, you must Add To Cart the $5 Event Fee, otherwise Add To Cart the ACA Active Member In the next window, don't worry about the Associate This Package option and just click Add To Cart again If you would like to add another pool session, click on Continue Shopping, otherwise skip to Step #8 Select Pool Sessions from the Product Categories list on the left Repeat steps #2-#4 for each pool session you want to add (you must add the $5 event fee to each session if not an ACA member) When you are ready to pay for your selections, click Checkout and then Confirm My Order. You will be taken to PayPal to pay for your order. We cannot issue any refunds unless the pool facility closes due to inclement weather or other reasons. If you are unable to attend a pool session after purchase and would like to let someone else purchase the session from you, you must make those arrangements on your own. We will try to post a reminder for each session to which you can look for someone to purchase your slot, or start a new posting if you choose. They must bring their own ACA Liability Release form, and pay the $5 Event Fee if required. All pool sessions are offered in partnership with the ACA and are ACA sanctioned events.
  21. rfolster

    Pool Session

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    These sessions are offered as a benefit to being a paid member of NSPN, and therefore are only available to active members. If you are experiencing any issues with your membership, please email [email protected] and we will work as quickly as possible to resolve it. As in years past, we are required to have club insurance in order to use the pool facilities, so we are using the ACA club insurance program again. You will need to download the ACA Adult Liability Waiver form here, or in the Downloads section of the message board and print one for EACH pool session you will attend. You will not be allowed to participate in a pool session if you do not complete a Liability Waiver form for that session. Each pool session spot will cost $25, but if you are not an ACA member, you will need to pay the additional $5 ACA Event Fee per session. You can become an ACA member by signing up here and selecting North Shore Paddlers Network from the Paddle America Clubs drop-down list. The annual membership fee is $30 for individuals, which will be "paid back" in only six pool sessions since there is no Event Fee for ACA members. These sessions are a great way to keep existing skills active over the cold winter months or work on new skills for the upcoming paddling season. Although NSPN does not offer official instruction, many members are willing to offer whatever assistance they can while they are at the pool. However, if you would like to pay for professional instruction, you can seek out an instructor directly, either from NSPN members (some of who are actually certified!) or from other professional instructors. If the instructor will have a boat in the pool, they will need a pool session spot purchased. If they are only going to instruct from the poolside, then they do not need a spot. Regardless, all attendees (whether in the pool or instructing poolside) MUST have an ACA Waiver and pay the $5 Event Fee if they are not an ACA member. The Saturday sessions will be between 1:00pm-3:00pm, and the Sunday sessions will be 11:00am-1:00pm. The dates for the sessions are as follows: Saturday, January 5 Saturday, January 19 Sunday, January 27 Saturday, February 9 Saturday, February 23 Saturday, March 9 Saturday, March 16 Sunday, March 24 Pool sessions can only be purchased through the Store using PayPal for payment. For those of you that do not have a PayPal account, you can do a one-time transaction through PayPal using a credit card without creating a PayPal account if you don't want to, or create an account instantly if you so choose. It is very easy to do, but if you have trouble, email [email protected] or Private Message me and I will help you out.  Please follow these instructions for pool session purchases: Click on this link to go to the list of pool session dates (or access them through the Store link in the blue top banner on the message board) Choose the pool session date that you want to attend and click Add To Cart If you are not an ACA member, you must Add To Cart the $5 Event Fee, otherwise Add To Cart the ACA Active Member In the next window, don't worry about the Associate This Package option and just click Add To Cart again If you would like to add another pool session, click on Continue Shopping, otherwise skip to Step #8 Select Pool Sessions from the Product Categories list on the left Repeat steps #2-#4 for each pool session you want to add (you must add the $5 event fee to each session if not an ACA member) When you are ready to pay for your selections, click Checkout and then Confirm My Order. You will be taken to PayPal to pay for your order. We cannot issue any refunds unless the pool facility closes due to inclement weather or other reasons. If you are unable to attend a pool session after purchase and would like to let someone else purchase the session from you, you must make those arrangements on your own. We will try to post a reminder for each session to which you can look for someone to purchase your slot, or start a new posting if you choose. They must bring their own ACA Liability Release form, and pay the $5 Event Fee if required. All pool sessions are offered in partnership with the ACA and are ACA sanctioned events.
  22. rfolster

    2019 Pool Sessions

    Pool sessions at the Haverhill High School for the upcoming winter season are now available for purchase in the Store. These sessions are offered as a benefit to being a paid member of NSPN, and therefore are only available to active members. If you are experiencing any issues with your membership, please email [email protected] and we will work as quickly as possible to resolve it. As in years past, we are required to have club insurance in order to use the pool facilities, so we are using the ACA club insurance program again. You will need to download the ACA Adult Liability Waiver form here, or in the Downloads section of the message board and print one for EACH pool session you will attend. You will not be allowed to participate in a pool session if you do not complete a Liability Waiver form for that session. Each pool session spot will cost $25, but if you are not an ACA member, you will need to pay the additional $5 ACA Event Fee per session. You can become an ACA member by signing up here and selecting North Shore Paddlers Network from the Paddle America Clubs drop-down list. The annual membership fee is $30 for individuals, which will be "paid back" in only six pool sessions since there is no Event Fee for ACA members. These sessions are a great way to keep existing skills active over the cold winter months or work on new skills for the upcoming paddling season. Although NSPN does not offer official instruction, many members are willing to offer whatever assistance they can while they are at the pool. However, if you would like to pay for professional instruction, you can seek out an instructor directly, either from NSPN members (some of who are actually certified!) or from other professional instructors. If the instructor will have a boat in the pool, they will need a pool session spot purchased. If they are only going to instruct from the poolside, then they do not need a spot. Regardless, all attendees (whether in the pool or instructing poolside) MUST have an ACA Waiver and pay the $5 Event Fee if they are not an ACA member. The Saturday sessions will be between 1:00pm-3:00pm, and the Sunday sessions will be 11:00am-1:00pm. The dates for the sessions are as follows: Saturday, January 5 Saturday, January 19 Sunday, January 27 Saturday, February 9 Saturday, February 23 Saturday, March 9 Saturday, March 16 Sunday, March 24 Pool sessions can only be purchased through the Store using PayPal for payment. For those of you that do not have a PayPal account, you can do a one-time transaction through PayPal using a credit card without creating a PayPal account if you don't want to, or create an account instantly if you so choose. It is very easy to do, but if you have trouble, email [email protected] or Private Message me and I will help you out.  Please follow these instructions for pool session purchases: Click on this link to go to the list of pool session dates (or access them through the Store link in the blue top banner on the message board) Choose the pool session date that you want to attend and click Add To Cart If you are not an ACA member, you must Add To Cart the $5 Event Fee, otherwise Add To Cart the ACA Active Member In the next window, don't worry about the Associate This Package option and just click Add To Cart again If you would like to add another pool session, click on Continue Shopping, otherwise skip to Step #8 Select Pool Sessions from the Product Categories list on the left Repeat steps #2-#4 for each pool session you want to add (you must add the $5 event fee to each session if not an ACA member) When you are ready to pay for your selections, click Checkout and then Confirm My Order. You will be taken to PayPal to pay for your order. We cannot issue any refunds unless the pool facility closes due to inclement weather or other reasons. If you are unable to attend a pool session after purchase and would like to let someone else purchase the session from you, you must make those arrangements on your own. We will try to post a reminder for each session to which you can look for someone to purchase your slot, or start a new posting if you choose. They must bring their own ACA Liability Release form, and pay the $5 Event Fee if required. All pool sessions are offered in partnership with the ACA and are ACA sanctioned events.
  23. Daniel Carr

    Mark your calendars......

    It was fun spending a day with Willem. He is a real character.
  24. Daniel Carr

    Mark your calendars......

    Thanks Gary, I have not yet seen the episode. They collected about 20 hours of footage including drone flights on a beautiful day with really nice sea conditions. It will be interesting to see how they distill it down into a 30 minute segment.
  25. gyork

    On-line nautical NOAA charts

    I’m having a “cat day”, so I have composed detailed instructions for personalized chart building, with no claims as to a better way to cut the tail off a dog. Whatever your chart source, instructions from “screen shot” paragraph and beyond will likely work, if you want the added detail. A hiking partner only recently turned me on to “CalTopo” as a chart source, which I’m having fun with. Go to caltopo.com @ homescreen, note small box on top right screen titled MapBuilder Topo Drag mouse cursor over this area. A drop-down box appears. In the box next to “Base Layer”, click on down-pointing arrow on right, and select “marine charts”. Zoom in to area of interest. Let’s choose a chart for our annual Jewell trip on Casco Bay, with PsOI to include Bug Light launch, Jewell, and appropriate magnification. Take a “screen shot” (on my Mac: command/shift/4), with attention to correct proportions for final chart to be 8.5”x11”. (For this, I use a blank piece of printer paper, that, when placed over the area to screen print, ~equal borders are seen on all edges.) Now double-click on the screen shot you’ve created, then choose file/export as PDF. Rename “JewellTrip.pdf” , and export to desktop. Now you have a map of area of interest. I like to add magnetic north (MN) lines, and a few Lat/Long lines. MN grid lines: Open JewellTrip.pdf. From top header choose Tools/annotate/line. A line with 3 colored dots appears (2 blue at ends, and one green at center). [At the same time a new menu appears at the near-top that includes choices of font/doodle/text/etc to further edit your pdf as desired]. Click/hold/drag one of the blue dots to the bottom center of the chart. Line up a protractor at the bottom edge of pdf, with the blue dot at the zero or start position. Now click/hold/drag the second blue dot to the top of the screen, and release when the line corresponds to variation of chart (16degrees W works for most of ME). Next copy and paste line X8, and 8 additional lines will appear to the left of your original line. Because there is no reference of distance on your newly-created PDF, you must go back to the CalTopo screen (which you have minimized). At top, choose config/corrdinates/units and select Nautical. Now, choose at top measure/line/measure distance. For my chart, spacing of 1M seem appropriate, so I place cursor on intersection of lat/long lines east of Peaks I, click once and extend line to recognizable landmark that coincides with distance of 1M (read distance top right screen), in this case between the “e” and “a” of the label “Peaks”. This is a constant and I can use this info on my PDF. With PDF now open I extend my dividers (you can use ruler) between lat/long intersection and between “e” and “a” of “Peaks”. Now drag each line such that they are equally spaced (points of divider) over your chart. Be careful to stay away from the center green dot on lines, as grabbing this dot will bend your line. Lat/Long lines: The lat/long intersection noted above, is, from CalTopo, 43.40.000, -70.09.000. This format can be changed under “Config”. For this PDF, 1 additional lat and long line is enough for extrapolations, so I choose long of -70.04.000, which lines up nicely with top of “B” in “Broad Sound”, and lat of 43.44.000, which corresponds to R N”16”, W of Great Chebeague. Now I can add these 2 additional lines, as I have for the MN lines, being careful that lines are parallel to top/bottom or left/right edges for lat and long, respectively. This PDF (and 1 other; don’t waste money for just 1 chart) can now be printed and laminated at your neighborhood FedEx for ~ $0.65/page and $2.49/laminate. The complete PDF can be visualized below. JewellTrip.pdf
  26. prudenceb

    New member looking for pool training

    Hi Mark, Pool sessions are at Haverhill HS. I live in Cambridge and it’s about a 40 minute drive for me. Well worth it! People will help you with wet exits, rescues and rolling. Loads of fun. No email notifications will be sent out, so keep an eye on the Trips and Events forum as Rob just said and then sign up! See you there! Prudence
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