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Skill Session #2, 7/9/23, Odiorne State Park Boat Ramp

Sue H.

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Skills Session #2 will focus on overall body position in your kayak  We will achieve this through getting comfortable with the body mechanics of posture, cooperation between upper and lower body to form a C for edging and keeping loose whilst underway.  We will also look at the components of a forward stroke to maximum efficiency and power.  After some attention to these skills, we will go for a moderate paddle and apply the skills underway.  Upon returning to the launch, will will pause for introductory assisted rescue practice.  All skill levels welcome.

Location:  Odiorne State Park Boat Ramp, NH-1A, Rye, NH 03870

What You Need to Bring:  Kayak with bulk heads and a spray skirt, PFD, paddles, hat or helmet, dress for immersion, sunscreen, lunch, snacks, and water.

Arrive:   9:00 am, Beach Briefing at 9:30 am (personal gear on, boat unloaded and packed with kit for the day) and launch no later than 9:45 am.  Low tide at Jaffrey Point is 10:49 am, so punctuality is key to launching on time or before to avoid slogging through muck. 

Return:  3:00-4:00 pm


We use ACA insurance for skills sessions.  You need to either be an ACA member (join here for $40/year) or pay a $10 event fee here.  The annual membership is a better deal, as it covers all our skills sessions and pool sessions for a year.

You also need to sign the ACA waiver at our special NSPN link here, once a year if you're an ACA member, or for each session if you're paying the event fee.

Register by signing up here.  You'll need your ACA member number.

Please remember to make your parking reservation at the link below.


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