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Re: [seakayaking-35] New Meetup: Volunteer Op - Be a Swim Course Kayaker for Danskin Triathlon

From: Claire K.
Sent on: Monday, July 14, 2008 10:05 AM
Hi Saul!

Pete and I signed up to volunteer for the Danskin Tri. We will
definitely need kayaks so I wanted to let you know. Can we reserve a
tandem one or do we need to be in a single each?


Claire Kriofske

On Mon, Jul 14, 2008 at 9:37 AM, Saul <[address removed]> wrote:
> Announcing a new Meetup for Seattle Area Sea Kayaking Meetup Group!
> What: Volunteer Op - Be a Swim Course Kayaker for Danskin Triathlon
> When: August 17,[masked]:00 AM
> Where: Click the link below to find out!
> Meetup Description: We still need 30 more kayakers to help with swim safety
> at the Danskin Triathlon on Sunday August 17, 2008.
> We meet at O dark thirty, but the coffee and bagels are great ;-)
> If you can help, please sign up on the Seattle Danskin Triathlon Volunteer
> site:
> http://www.seattl...­
> The details:
> We typically meet at the swim start at Stan Sayres pits across from Genessee
> Park (north of Seward Park) on Lake Washington at 5:45-6am, spend 20 minutes
> going over what each of us needs to do and then support the race for about
> 3-4 hours. We are primarily responsible for monitoring the edges of the
> course, chasing down wayward swimmers that think a loop of Mercer Island is
> part of the course ;-) and providing a rest bouy (our boat) to tired
> swimmers. We also provide encouragement as well as transport some swimmers
> back to shore when requested. Danskin has divers and medical professionals
> on several larger boats that handle a bigger emergency. The exact details
> will be sent to you as city permit requirements get flowed down to the
> schedule.
> So come join us and help out, in addition to feeling good about your
> contribution, you'll meet some great people, have some coffee and bagels and
> even get a volunteer T shirt.
> If you need to borrow a boat let me know, I usually have 15-20 boats
> available.
> Thanks - Saul
> Learn more here:
> http://seakayakin...­
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