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Kayak NAVIGATION Workshop: Sunday, April 7


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Have you been wanting to expand your non-existent or very rudimentary skills using chart and compass?

Come join us at the Gould Barn in downtown Topsfield, Mass. for this free workshop on sea kayaking navigation.

The purpose of this workshop is to help us gain an intuitive understanding of the basic concepts of sea kayak navigation, as well as an in-depth, practical understanding of a few advanced topics that will help us be ready to use the presented material right away.

The workshop will be co-instructed by Jon Kilroy and Peter Brady, each of whom has done significant expeditioning by sea kayak and knows a thing or two about using a chart and compass on the water to get to where they want to be.

Location: The Gould Barn is in downtown Topsfield Massachusetts, near the intersection of Rt. 97 and Howlett St.

Workshop Schedule: Sunday, April 7

9:30: Barn open

10:00: Workshop begins

12:00: LUNCH (bring your own or go across the street to either of two local shops)

12:30: Workshop continues until approximately 3PM

Please reply here AND RSVP your interest to Blaine at sunblaine@sunblaine.net

Please bring a compass and a couple pencils to the workshop. The compass can be a simple, no-frills hiking compass as long as it has a rotating bezel (dial) for setting a course heading. These can be purchased at any outdoor equipment store for about $20 - $35.

Optional: The instructors will be using the Portsmouth Harbor chart for examples and exercises. They will provide xerox copies of portions of the chart to anyone who needs them. However, you may want to use your own full-size chart instead. If so, the Maptech Chart #27 (Portsmouth, Great Bay, Isles of Shoals) is what you should bring. This can be purchased locally at West Marine (call first to be sure it's in stock), or buy online.

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I'm interested and will watch for new date. FYI, there is an nspn pool session in Haverhill on sat 4/6 @ 1pm but I suppose the schedule is dictated by much more than just that. Thanks for the update Blaine. Shari

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