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New Meetup: Thursday Night Kayaking & Canoe Training - Lake Wingra

From: Ron I.
Sent on: Thursday, June 3, 2010 11:31 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Madison Kayaking Meetup Group!

What: Thursday Night Kayaking & Canoe Training - Lake Wingra

When: Thursday, June 10,[masked]:30 PM

Wingra Canoe & Sailing Center
824 Knickerbocker St
Madison, WI 53716

For 2010 we have established the Thursday Night Kayaking & Canoe Training events. Every Thursday night we will be putting in at various parks around the Madison area. We will paddle up to couple of hours and then break. The events are for beginners and intermediate skilled paddlers, giving you an opportunity to strengthen your skills for longer events that normally take place on weekends. I?ve found good maps of the waterways in and around Madison. And, I?ll be referring to launching points based on these maps. The maps are found at ( I personally have not been to most of these locations but will scout them prior to scheduling. If you have a favorite spot, give me a call or e-mail. Our first concern for Thursday night is safety (calm water), ease of access, and a scenic area. We want to be on the water for about 1-2 hours.

This weeks event will be at Lake Wingra, point #29 on the capitol water trails map. This area meets our Thursday night criteria, and is always a fun venue. Well-behaved children are welcome. Like last week, if poor weather is forecasted, I?ll post a cancellation notice at 5:00pm on Thursday. Please remember to bring an extra set of clothes, gloves, hat, shoes, life vest, eye wear, flashlight, fluids, snacks, and any other safety equipment needed. Put your phone in a watertight bag as they don?t work well when wet. I?ll have a phone along for safety purposes. Please let me know if you cannot swim or are a poor swimmer or have any physical handicaps.

The Wingra Center does rent kayaks. You need to contact them for pricing.

Ron Inda...245-0836

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