Life on the Edge

This evening's course will focus on two of the most fundamental skills in sea kayaking: edging and bracing. Edging helps you control your boat in the wind and also lets you make make quicker, smoother turns. Edging concepts will be introduced and applied to a variety of strokes. Bracing is something we all need to learn to do well, since that is what can keep us from falling over when we are about to go in the drink. Two different variations of low braces, as well as the high brace, will be demonstrated, explained and practiced.

The cost of this course is $50. When you RSVP, please include your email address. Rick will send you a Pay Pal invoice.

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  • John F.

    Excellent!

    August 15

  • Renee

    Critical skills taught by two great instructors.

    August 15

  • Jane

    great class - had never heard of a backwards low brace turn before

    August 14

  • Jane

    Hi, I need to rent a kayak tonight, Chuck, but I was already registered and couldn't get back to the check box for it.

    August 14

    • Chuck

      Gotcha covered Jane

      August 14

  • Jane

    I can't find the paypal email from Rick. Did I pay it already and forget about it? If I didn't pay yet, pls send me the form again. Thanks for the bother.

    August 14

  • Rick W.

    Thursday 8/14: We will be going to Greenbridge tonight.

    August 14

  • Chuck

    Wednesday, August 12, 2:30 PM Weather Update: I think most of you know that I have a penchant for finding the clear spot in the storm so we can go paddle and get it right a majority of the time. It appears that the window I saw opening earlier is now closing. It now appears the rain will continue until 6:00 PM and the next wave will hit us shortly after that instead of at 9:00 PM.

    As a result I am officially CANCELING the class and rescheduling it for Thursday evening at the same time. As a result of the rain I may move the event back to Pig Tail or Big Branch if water levels substantially increase as they are both a better venue for what we will be doing. Stay tuned for a location change.

    August 12

  • Chuck

    WEATHER UPDATE 1:30 PM: I am now seeing a clear, concise window developing where the rain should TOTALLY stop between 4:30 PM and 9:00 PM in the area immediately around Triadelphia. Please hang in there with me for another hour and a half until 3:00 PM when I can be much more certain that what I am seeing is correct. It is difficult for both students and instructors to reschedule if that's what we have to do. I'd really like to try to make this class happen if we can. I will make a final call at 3:00 PM.

    August 12

    • Chuck

      I will post her and email again at 3:00 PM

      August 12

  • Chuck

    The forecast is improving as the day goes on and the chance of rain is going down but we're still looking at percentages that are pretty high especially when it's pouring outside right now. Let's give it another hour or so before we make a final call but until then why not leave a comment below about whether you're available for Thursday night.

    August 12

    • Lori B

      I am not avail Thurs, but Rick said he would refund me so I am good with what the group decides.

      August 12

  • Rebecca F.

    In fact if it goes on like this I'm afraid I'll be wimping out :(

    August 12

  • Rebecca F.

    Well I don't mind a bit of drizzle but I'm a bit daunted by this relentless downpour. I vote Thursday!

    August 12

  • Jane

    i'm for postponing until thurs. nite when we'll have ideal weather conditions, nothing against kayaking in the rain, but thunder is different.

    August 12

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