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  1. Newbury Kayak and Canoe will be hosting Greg Paquin from Kayak Waveology leading this all on-land class April 22nd. Details and registration at www.newburykayak.com. This course is designed for those paddlers carrying out coastal journeys including islands up to 2 nautical miles offshore in areas of tidal movement up to 2 knots and is a prerequisite for those seeking their British Canoeing 4 Star Sea Leader Award. However, anyone wishing to undertake journeys on the sea using a kayak would find the technical and theoretical aspects not only useful, but essential for safe travel in the marine environment! This course is designed to complement the areas covered in the British Canoeing 4 Star Leader Training. Course aims The aim of this course is to give the student the tools to enable them to plan and navigate effectively on coastal journeys in moderate sea conditions. This will include the following aspects: To interpret sources of information including maps, charts, coastal pilots and tide tables To navigate on the water using visual references and simple pilotage techniques e.g. transits and dead reckoning Effective use of a compass To be able to source, interpret and apply weather information to the coastal environment By the end of the course each student should have planned at least 2 coastal journeys that they can take home as references for further trip planning To be aware of the range of resources required to plan trips in the coastal environment Students should be made aware of the role of the Coastguard and the value of liaising with them. The current syllabus and guidance notes for the BCU 4 Star Leader award can be found on the PNA and BC UK web sites. The BC current syllabus and guidance notes can be found on the Paddle Sports North America web site www.paddlesportsnorthamerica.org Leader: Greg Paquin, UKCC L3 Coach with BCU AWE ( Advanced Water Endorsement).
  2. Kokatat is phasing out the Gore-tex Storm Cag and won't be offering it next year. If you want to get one before they're gone, contact Newbury Kayak and Canoe and we'll put in an order. I'll need a minimum of 6 to put the order in, so tell your friends! Just to be clear, Kokatat will still be offering the TROPOS Light Storm Cag, it is only the Gore-Tex that is disappearing. I'd like to get the order in before Christmas, so please call (978-465-0312) or come by before then. Shop hours are Friday 12-5, Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 12-5 or by appointment. We also have a Holiday get together Thursday the 22nd at 6:00 with fun, food and deals, so come then and get your order in (or just eat and drink).
  3. Newbury Kayak and Canoe will be hosting pool rolling sessions at the Ipswich YMCA again this winter. The dates for this year's sessions are: December 4; January 8, February 5, March 5 and April 2. Sessions are open to anyone interested in learning to roll or just wanting to practice their roll and have a little fun. Attendees should be intermediate or higher kayakers, the lessons are suited to beginner rollers, not beginner kayakers. If you have questions, please contact the shop. Sessions are all on Sunday evening, running from 5-7. Arrive at 4:45 to be ready to get in as soon as the pool is available. Bring your own boat (super clean!) or rent a boat from the shop. Cost is $25 per session, hands-on (group) lessons are an additional $25. Boat rental is extra - contact the shop. Go to newburykayak.com to sign up. Space is limited to prevent crowding.
  4. Suz Hutchinson, New England Kokatat sales rep and local paddler, will be at Newbury Kayak and Canoe on Sunday, September 25 from 2:00 to 4:00 for the “The In’s and Out’s of Drysuits”. Everything you could want to know about drysuits from how to get in/out, along with what to wear underneath. Suz will also help you understand the choices available, from the different materials to the myriad of options, and how to decide what makes sense for you. In addition, she will discuss how to care for a drysuit after using, along with long term storage and everything in between such as bringing the DWR back to life when needed. For existing drysuit owners, bring in your suit for review of gaskets and learn how to look for pinholes and determine when to send back to Kokatat for water testing and repairs. All current drysuit owners will get the chance to win one free gasket change (your choice – neck or wrist). The OLDEST drysuit will receive a free Kokatat hat! For those interested in purchasing a drysuit we are offering a discount of 15% for any suit ordered at the event. Want to try on a suit? All styles of Kokatat suits will be available at the event. Get your suit on order now ready for cold water!
  5. There will be a Rough Water and Surf Skill class with Greg Paquin and Paula Riegel of Kayak Waveology on July 2nd, organized by Newbury Kayak and Canoe. On July 3rd the shop will host a BCU 3 Star training coached by Greg and Paula. For more information or to sign up visit newburykayak.com or call the shop at 978-465-0312.
  6. BCU trainings at Newbury Kayak and Canoe are rapidly approaching. 2 Star is June 4th with assessment July 2nd. 3 Star is July 3rd with assessment August 26th. All are with Greg Paquin and Paula Riegel. Sign up at Newburykayak.com or call the shop at 978-465-0312.
  7. Newbury Kayak and Canoe's summer lessons are posted and available for registration. Introduction to Sea Kayaking, Strokes and Navigation classes with Bob Levine are scheduled and ready for sign ups. And this year we will be holding BCU 2 Star and 3 Star training and assessment with Greg Paquin and Paula Riegel, also available for signing up. Visit www.newburykayak.com for details.
  8. Newbury Kayak and Canoe is partnering with Lincoln Canoe and Kayak to become their official local showroom. To celebrate we're having a party this weekend running from Friday to Sunday (December 11 to 13). In stock Lincoln boats will be 25% off, special order Lincolns 15% off and all accessories 20% off. Marc Bourgoin will be giving a presentation on boat construction Friday at 5:00 and one on boat selection Saturday at 2:00. There will be snacks and Zumi's coffee, so come on by!
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