It's never too early to plan for colder weather. This year Salem Kayak will be holding pool sessions at the Salem YMCA, which has a great pool and great access. Each session goes from 3-5pm., with folks arriving at 2:30 pm and leaving at 5:30 pm (two hours on the water).
For those with their own equipment and just want to practice for 2 hours in the pool, the fee is $20.
ANY BOAT GOING INTO THE POOL MUST BE CLEAN AND FREE OF DEBRIS.
For those seeking professional instruction, the fee is $65, all equipment included.
You can register through this meetup site by RSVPing and I will confirm availability to complete the registration.
Fees will be refunded if requested 48 hours prior to the date of the session or if inclement weather forces a YMCA closure. Space is limited to 7 spots on a first come, first serve basis. Please note that these sessions are cross listed with other paddling groups and the 7 spots are the total available for all groups.
AS A CONDITION OF ATTENDING THIS MEETUP, YOU AGREE TO: Hold harmless, and indemnify the organizers and their relations and heirs, and all members and participants of the Meetup group from any and all claims for injury, illness, death, and/or property damage including those caused by negligence, ignorance, inexperience and other reasons. You also agree to assume all mental, physical, financial, and/or other risk associated with this meetup. Kayaking, camping, hiking, bicycling, and other activities pose inherent risks and dangers. Participation in these activities is voluntary and dependent upon your own personal judgment. As organizers we make no claims regarding any expertise for this outing. This is not a guided tour. In the interest of safety, consuming alcohol before or during any Casual Kayakers event is not allowed. Wearing of Lifejackets (PFD's) is required when paddling with this group.