John S.

Location:

Hampton, NH
Hometown: Exeter NH

Member since:

August 7, 2008

How many years have you been paddling?

6 years; not so much for the last 2, but I am determined to find the time to paddle more this year.

What type or model kayak/canoe do you own?

P&H Cetus

What other outdoor sports do you enjoy?

walking, biking, sailing

What formal or informal training have you had and what skills? ie Able to do wet exit and re-entry, can do eskimo roll, have taken kayak safety courses

US Power Squadron boating safety and navigation; New Hampshire boating safety; bareboat charter certification. Owned power and sailboats for 25 years. can do wet-exit, paddle float re-entry, roll and re-enter; love to do surf landings on the beach - skills consistent with level 3. I like paddling in conditions that are more challenging, so I want to strengthen my bracing technique, and learn to roll.

Based on the Skill Levels on our Web Site About Us http://www.meetup.com/NESeacoastPaddlers/about/ What Level kayaker are you?

level 3

Introduction

I have always loved the water; our children grew up with sail and power boats on Lake Winnepesaukee. My wife and I enjoy seacoast living, walking and biking at the beach, kayaking, spending time with family, and trips to Boston.

What John S. is saying about this Meetup Group

I have found the group to be very welcoming to new/inexperienced paddlers. The opportunity to learn from and paddle with seasoned paddlers has helped my confidence immensely.


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