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  1. Lanes Cove to Rockport or Thachers Island SaturdayMost likely L3 We will keep pace with the slowest paddler Saturday, November 2, 2013 LANES COVE Lanes Cove Rd, Gloucester, MA Launch promptly at 11AM Play in the rocks a bit (optional) on the way to Rockport or Thachers Island hugging all of the coastline on the way out. High Tide 10:42 AM Weather Details for Saturday High 59F / 5-8 mph breeze / Water Temp 52f / 2-3ft swell Possible Trip Tics: Lanes to Rockport ..... http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=4468990 Lanes Cove to Thacher Island ..... http://www.gmap-pedometer.com?r=5350397 RECOMENDATIONS: Dry Suits,Radios on vest,Tow Belt if you own one with instant access to it,Helmet if playing near the rocks,Something hot to warm the body at break,Water and food.Post below or PM me if interested......
  2. Happy New Year everyone! Of course on this day, I'm thinking about the coming year. I'm posting my kayaking goals for 2013, in no particular order, but I did try to make them measurable. Get off the foot pegs Find the ‘real’ edge of my boat (not just the one in my head) and get on it – this will involve improving my high brace sculling and getting wet Purposefully put my boat in a standing wave and do not freak out and windmill paddle. Learn to be comfortable with the instability and overcome the disorientation. Encourage a new paddler and teach a skill BCU 3 Star Paddle more than in 2012 Have fun and be safe!What are your goals?
  3. 2013 NSPN Solstice Paddle Saturday June 22rd Riverhead Beach Marblehead, MA L3 Pod led by: Bob Levine & Blaine Bjornstad Beach Briefing at 9:30am Launch at 10:00am Most likely we will head out to Bakers Island. More information to follow as we get closer to the date. There will also be L2 and L2+ pods from the same put-in. Announcements for these pods to follow. Please post below if you are interested in joining the L3 pod. Bob
  4. The NSPN New to Sea Kayaking Workshop Pool Session is May 11, 2013, 1:00-3:30 at the Haverhill High School Pool, 137 Monument Street, Haverhill, MA 01832. We have about 16 participants of the Gould Barn NTSKW that signed up for the pool session. As was done at the Gould barn session, we will break up into groups with a leader or leaders around a kayak. The goal is to have participants become comfortable in the boat on water and try out a wet exit without a spray skirt. I'll have skirts available if people want to try with one as well. The rest of the session is demonstration and teaching of forward stroke, edging, sweep turns, low brace, and possibly a T-rescue - as time permits. Volunteer leaders and boats are needed. Please post here or PM me if you are available. Thanks! Bob
  5. 7th Annual New to Sea Kayaking Workshop Optional Free Pool Session Following in May Need advice on getting started? Looking for others to kayak with? Wondering which type of kayak is right for you? Don't miss our annual New to Sea Kayaking Workshop! Learn what equipment you'll need! Learn about safety. Find out what a beginner's trip is like. Plan future adventures! Discover places that offer classes! Mingle with new and experienced fellow kayakers! Where: The Gould Barn, Topsfield, MA When: Saturday, April 20, 2013, 9 am - 1 pm Fee: Free & open to the public! Register: with Bob Levine [email protected] Questions:[email protected] Basic Overview: How to choose equipment: kayaks, paddles, clothing and additional equipment. Overview of skills, training and what to expect. Locating and experiencing initial on-water training. Open discussion and questions welcome! A great chance to meet new kayaking friends! Directions: From the south, take Rt. 1 north exit off of Route I-95. Follow that to Rt. 97 west into Topsfield. At the stop sign, the library will be on your left and a small side street immediately before the stop sign is on your right - that is East Common Street . Take a right onto this street and park in the lot on the right that is for the Emerson Center/Congregational Church. From the north, take I-95 south to the Topsfield Rt. 97 exit. Proceed to Congregational Church on the right and Town Common on the left. Make a left turn onto Route 97 East, for 1/2 a second and then take a SHARP left onto East Common St and park in the lot on the right that is for the Emerson Center/Congregational Church. There is some parking on the street or at the far left end of the church lot closest to the Barn. New2Yaking2013 Flyer.pdf
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