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Tidal planning and Navigation for Flat-water Paddlers

Dan from Headwaters Kayak shop wants to help open new paddling opportunities to novice Lodi Paddle Club Members. The plan is to meet at the shop and learn about reading nautical charts, tide charts, and phone apps to help you guys plan your very own trip in the Delta. During the meeting we will go into depth about how to plan your trip so you're using the tide in your favor to push to where you want to go. I will also discuss several safe and easy places to launch in the Delta and then look at what the ideal tides might be for such trips. My goal is to get a few delta trips on the calendar for this upcoming spring. We want to encourage and empower club members to get out and explore new waters, in a safe and informed manner. Please RSVP so I get an idea of who all to expect. If we get more than 20 we may change the venue. Class will be roughly 2 hours. Please bring a chair and a chart of the Delta if you have one. If you don't you can pick one up at West Marine, or online at http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_11151_10001_1167756_-1?ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=1167756&cid=sc_googlepla&device=c&network=g&matchtype=&gclid=CO3OiJrJuLwCFVJcfgodpxgA8w#.UvQPou1goUU

If you have a smart phone bring it along as well and I will show you some cool apps you can use to look at tides and currents. You all will be planning a future trip during this clinic so please bring your calendars. I can't wait to get some more of you on the water and into some really cool new places. If you have further questions please further questions please call the shop at [masked] or email us at [masked]

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  • Daniel A.

    I had a great time with everyone. I'm super happy to get some dates on the calendar, and get the club out trying some new things. I really appreciate everyones input and enthusiasm. I'm glad we got to talk a little bit about what it means to be a group, and to work as a team. I'm looking forward to paddling all summer with you guys!

    1 · February 21, 2014

  • Roy D.

    This was an informative and productive evening. I tried the BASK trip planner this morning and it is easy to use. I'm glad we planned a couple of trips as a group, it brought out that there is more to planning than setting date and place. Great job Dan!

    1 · February 21, 2014

  • lydia p. h.

    New info. For me need another review down the road

    February 20, 2014

  • Kim C.

    Nice to be able to set up some Saturday paddles with the group.

    2 · February 20, 2014

  • Kim C.

    Nice to be able to make plans for Saturdays.

    February 20, 2014

  • Christie

    Great meeting - Learned a whole bunch!!! Looking forward to our delta trip.

    1 · February 20, 2014

  • Robyn C.

    I made it to nap and tell me it wasn't going to be there till 7:40. I didn't realize it was so far. I'll have to catch the next one. Sorry for the late notice.

    February 20, 2014

  • Robyn C.

    I may be late. The map on my phone has me arriving at 7:15 :-(

    February 20, 2014

  • Ben

    Sorry Dan, I'll have to cancel. Not quite over my cold. Don't want to infect anyone at the meeting.

    1 · February 20, 2014

  • Brian C.

    Hi Daniel sorry won't be able to make it tonight having car trouble hope to see you next time

    February 20, 2014

  • Kristine H.

    I'll see ya tonight!

    February 20, 2014

  • Daniel A.

    See everyone tomorrow. Looking forward to help you guys plan a laid back trip in the Delta!

    1 · February 19, 2014

  • Daniel A.

    Looks like its going to be a great group! Looking forward to hosting, this and getting you all on the Delta!

    1 · February 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    The chart of the Delta is $54 on the link provided. Is there a cheaper resource or is that the going price?

    February 7, 2014

    • Daniel A.

      Check with any marina on the Delta. They should have a cheaper option.

      February 11, 2014

  • Marilyn J. H.

    That is the same night as the monthly Docent meeting- 7 - 8:30 PM..... If you could start your meeting at 5:30 or 6 PM, we could make most of both meetings. I'll ask Kathy if she can meet 7:30 to 9 PM.

    February 6, 2014

    • Cherie

      There are many of us who work outside of the area, and cant get into Lodi by 6pm...I for one appreciate the 6:30 start time.

      1 · February 7, 2014

    • Sandy U.

      Ron and I will be driving from Modesto so the 6:30pm start time is also better for us.

      2 · February 7, 2014

  • Cherie

    Great topic! Bring our own chairs?

    February 6, 2014

  • Sandy U.

    Thanks for getting this going Dan. Ron and I are excited to be involved in more trips.

    February 6, 2014

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