Need 10 people for this to happen! So sign up early to avoid disappointment!
Well, this has been accomplished, and I have had an overwhelming response. Additionally the instructors have asked if I can split the class into two groups of 10. SO, one class will be from 10am till 2pm, and the other will be from 2pm till 6pm. (see link for afternoon class) HERE
****I NEED 3 PEOPLE WILLING TO SWAP TO THE AFTERNOON CLASS! PLEASE EMAIL ME IF YOU ARE INTERESTED. YOUR PAYMENT FOR THE MORNING CLASS WILL BE APPLIED TO THE AFTERNOON CLASS. DO NOT RSVP FOR THE AFTERNOON CLASS UNTIL YOU HAVE E-MAILED ME AND LET ME KNOW, AS I CURRENTLY HAVE THE AFTERNOON RSVP SET WHERE YOU HAVE TO PAY TO RSVP. IF YOU RSVP TO THE AFTERNOON CLASS, YOU WILL END UP PAYING AGAIN! SO, I NEED TO KNOW IF YOU WANT TO CHANGE SO I CAN ADD YOU TO THE LIST, AND YOU NOT GET CHARGED A SECOND TIME.****
Finally, I have found a company that is willing to give Kayak lessons for a rather reasonable rate! Here are the details...
10 People sign up - $60.00 for a half day of lessons All Classes both morning and afternoon will be 55.00. Those who have paid 60.00 will be refunded 5.00 on the day of the class! :) (Thanks for everyone's interest and participation!)
15 People sign up - $55.00 for a half day of lessons
20+ People sign up- $ 55.00 for a half day of lessons, and anyone above 15 goes on the waiting list! We can do up to 20 total between the two classes. 10 in each class! The morning class is full! IF YOU HAVE RSVP AS OF 10PM ON 15 JUNE, AND HAVE NOT ALREADY PAID, YOU WILL HAVE TO TAKE THE AFTERNOON CLASS!
What does a half day of lessons entail?
Transport of boat/Parts of equipment/vest importance/weather and environmental factors/basic strokes/wet exit/self rescue techniques
Who teaches the class?
American Canoe Association (ACA) Level 3 Coastal Kayaking Certified Instructors. Combined the instructors have over 50 years of kayaking experience and instruction.
Where will the class be taught?
Occoquan Park along the Occoquan River, south of Fountainhead State Park...(There are more sandy beaches here to stop at and be comfortable and learn :)
The Class will be taught at Mason Neck State Park. We will meet at the Boat Launch. (See Map Here) ------->MAP
Who should go?
Anyone who has never been in a Kayak before, or you want to brush up on your kayak skillz.
Do I need a Kayak?
Nope, you don't...more info on that below!
What to bring?
If you have a Sea Kayak, feel free to bring it.. also bring a life vest, a paddle, some snacks, some sunscreen, waterproof camera, and a smile :)
Clothes to get wet in...Swimsuits are fine, although shorts and a quick dry shirt are appropriate as well. Also, bring some old shoes, or aquatic shoes that you don't mind getting wet too. Lastly, bring some dry clothes and a towel, so you can go home dry :)
How old do I have to be to attend?
14-17 with a participating guardian and waiver, 18+ with a signed waiver.
Can I bring Fido or Fifi, or Morris the Cat?
While pets are just wonderful, and we know you love them, and they love you, as abhorrent as it may seem, some people may find Pretty Polly the Parrot somewhat of a distraction. So unfortunately, we ask that you leave your pet hermit crabs, and all other type of pets at home.
Can I bring my White Water Kayak, My S.U.P, My Canoe, My Old Town Loon Kayak, My Canoe, or my John Boat?
John boats are great...for fishing... however It would be best if you have a narrow Sea Kayak, such as a Prijon Touryak, a Wilderness Systems Tsunami, or other such boat. The others are just too big, and too wide, or just plain non appropriate for this type of lesson.
But I don't have a Touring Kayak...or even a Kayak at all! What to do?
Never fear... the proper boats and gear will be provided! Huzzah for 'free boats and gear' to be provided with the price of the lesson!
When will this happen? I wanna go NAO! (Just say it phonetically and it will make sense... N ahh Oohhh)
Look for the poll I have made. I have set up 3 dates starting 2 weeks from this Saturday (May 25th) Which ever gets the most votes wins... HOWEVER, if there are less than 10 PAID RSVPs the lessons WILL NOT TAKE PLACE....and that = sadness :(
See Poll link here ------> http://www.meetup.com/DC-Kayaking-and-Sailing-for-Young-Professionals/polls/831092/
This announcement is now for the morning session. It will be happening at 10 am on 22 June!
What if it rains?
If it ain't raining, it ain't training... we are in the water for crying out loud! Unless Hurricane Zeke comes along, or there is a big Lightning storm..lessons, like the show..'Must go on'!
I paid for the lessonz..... but my sister's, husband's, mother's, cousin's, boss', dog ate too much grass and is now sick, and I need to go buy a spray for the upcoming dog funeral... can I cancel and get a refund?
We need 48 hours notice of you attending the funeral...otherwise, you can still cancel, but, no refund under 48 hours. (Although I might be able to work it out that you can use the $$ for another group class at a later date)
I have other questions...what should I do?
Contact the organizer through meetup!