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Hi everyone! Welcome to the Albany Area Kayaking Meetup group!

PLEASE!!! READ AND UNDERSTAND THE ENTIRE INTRODUCTION TO THE GROUP BEFORE APPLYING FOR MEMBERSHIP!!!

Our purpose:

To link people with experience in kayaking, so that we can go out and paddle, talk about paddling, share skills, experiences, places to go and generally have fun.

That experience should entail knowing what your abilities are on the water and being comfortable there (how long you are able to paddle without stopping), how far you can paddle (some of our trips can be HOURS long), basic knowledge of safety (PFD, whistle, how not to get runover by a boat going 50 mph, etc.), and the ACCEPTANCE OF RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY-along with the ABILITY TO SWIM if you need to.

Kayaking can be dangerous if you are new to it, so none of the people in the group want to be held responsible for inexperienced members who might be unprepared. PLEASE UNDERSTAND THIS BEFORE YOU JOIN!

When applying for membership with this group please answer each question in detail.

We want for everyone to have fun and advance their skills so that we can all enjoy the water together!

We encourage you to read up on kayaking in the file section of our meetup group and/or get some books from your local library.

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Welcome, Albany Area Kayakers!

Recent Meetups

  • 2 days ago · 9:00 AM

    Saratoga Paddlefest

    18 Kayakers

    Here's a link to Saratoga Paddlefest. The date has been set for 2016, but details for demos and clinics has not yet been finalized. Great event if you are looking to buy... Learn more
  • Dec 5, 2015 · 7:00 PM

    8th Annual Holiday Party

    3 Kayakers

    Get into the Holiday Spirit -celebrate, socialize, dance, laugh, mix, mingle, make new friends, but most of all, have a blast at the 8th Annual Capital Region Meetup... Learn more
  • Sep 12, 2015 · 9:30 AM

    Kayaking 4 Meso

    7 Kayakers

    This is the 5th annual Kayaking 4 Meso. We are kayaking from Stillwater, NY to Halfmoon, NY to raise awareness of asbestos-caused Mesothelioma. My daughter has been... Learn more
  • Sep 6, 2015 · 12:00 PM

    Ring of Fire aka Paddle and Pyro

    22 Kayakers | 5.00 | 38 Photos

    As in the past kayak in the afternoon share a meal in the eve and watch the bonfires and fire works.  Welcome to stay overnight by pitching a tent on the lawn then... Learn more
  • Aug 9, 2015 · 10:00 AM

    Mohawk River: Lock 10 to Lock 11

    6 Kayakers | 5.00 | 8 Photos

    Hulls wet at 10:00 am. We will launch from the DEC launch site (no bathrooms) and paddle East to Lock 10, paddle to Lock 11 and then back to the launch site, with... Learn more
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