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Win a Awesome Sea Kayak & Holiday Paddle Party!

Join in on our Annual Holiday Paddle Party and WIN A NEW SEA KAYAK!
Wet Dog has just turned three years old and we're celebrating with a
Holiday Paddle Party and Kayak Give-A-Way!

The kayak we'll be raffling off is a New 14 ft Necky Manatou Sea Kayak. (not actual color)
Sponsored by Bill Jacksons Shop for Adventure!
The Plan: We'll meetup at Safety Harbor Marina at 4 pm. Decorate our kayaks (rented kayaks or your own) with holiday lights (battery pack lights), garland, etc, this is where you get creative. (prize for the best decorated kayak) Once the group is ready to put-in Rudolf (red kayak) will lead the paddle south from the marina across open flats to
Coopers Bayou and through the elusive mangrove trail. The trail curves around and takes us out on the other side of Clearwater Christian College overlooking the Bay. The festive armada will swing north, paddle past oyster point a be greeted by a spectacular sunset. The last leg of the trip is a short paddle back to the marina where we'll gear up for the party and festivities.
Note: Lights can be purchased very cheaply at Walmart or Walgreens. (no more then $7 can outfit your kayak)
Dinner at 6:00 PMish will be pot-luck style
(let us know what you would like to bring in your rsvp please) Wet Dog will provide plates, forks, cups and stuff. There is a nice pavilion with tables at the marina. After dinner we'll do a
Secret Santa gift exchange. (no more then $10 for a gift please)
KAYAK RAFFLE will be around 7PMish
Tickets can be purchased by paying the Wet Dog Supporter contribution on the About page,,home page or by contacting us by email at: [masked]. If you pre-register telling us you want to get in on the raffle you can bring cash.
Only $25 for raffle ticket equivalent to your
"Paid Wet Dog Supporter" membership contribution.
FYI: If you have already paid your "Wet Dog Supporter" contribution you already have your name in the raffle. ( BUT MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN A PRIZE) Participants could have a better then 1 in 50 chance at winning this great kayak or the other great prizes depending on how many participate.
Special prize to be awarded out to the most active Wet Dog member in 2010 (most meetups attended)
Note:
The raffle will award SIX PRIZES: -1st Place - NEW 14 ft, NECKY MANITOU SEA KAYAK, ($1100 value) -2nd Place - New Eagle Claw Saltwater Fishing Rod and Reel ($65 value) -3rd Place - Camp light ($23 value) -4th Place - Original kayak art print ($20 and up value) -5th Place - Wanderer Imports Kayak jewelry ($20 value) -6th Place - Wanderer Imports Kayak Jewelry ($20 value) -
You may purchase as many raffle tickets as you like to win the prizes.
Each ticket costs $25 -
You must be present to win the Kayak or other prizes! If you cannot be present you must have a surrogate person to replace you there to pick up your prize. If your name is chosen and you are not there another name will be drawn to win the kayak.
Cost: FREE with your own kayak. $20 for kayak rental $25 for Raffle ticket. Same as "Wet Dog Supporter" contribution.
Bring: Water, towel, change of clothes, DISH TO PASS, MONEY IF WANTING TO WIN THE KAYAK

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  • Carolina M.

    CONGRATULATIONS TO BEN AND SUE FOR WINNING THE NEW NECKY MANITOU SEA KAYAK! We hope to bring this same kayak raffle to the group next year. Thanks for all who participated.

    December 21, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ive never kayak at night before very dark Lol but a lot of fun! The Sunset was a beauty.

    December 6, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was a close personal environment. This group shows a more close friendship environment.

    December 5, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great paddle and festive party - my first Wet Dog event!

    December 5, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wife and I had a great time. Great group of friendly people. Carolina and Sean did a great job organizing the paddlers. We didn`t paddle but enjoyed taking pictures and tasting all the awesome food after the paddle. Will post the pictures soon. Thanks again for allowing us enter the raffle and win a beautiful kayak. PS Chomp also had a great time and thanks all who befriended him.

    December 5, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    First time out with this group, had an amazing time. Look forward to Heading out with the Wet Dogs again.

    December 5, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    What a blast. Everyone was so friendy and creative in decorating their kayaks. Night paddles are a good time. It was fun, manuevering through the mangroves in the dark w/ our flashlights and headlamps and blinking Christmas lights!

    December 5, 2010

  • Carolina M.

    Everyone was in a festive mood and decorated their kayaks up creatively. The weather was perfect for paddling. Thanks Wet Dog members for making this a party to remember. Congrats to Sue on winning the Necky kayak.

    December 5, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    What a great time. Beautiful sunset paddle saw lots of birds in flight, fun people who deorated their kayaks and that was very festive. Lots of good food afterwards. My first experience with this group, I'm new to kayaking - everybody was really helpful and friendly.I got some great technique pointers that increased my skills. I really enjoyed the whole evening and can't wait to do another paddle with the group.

    December 5, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Loved it!

    December 5, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great fun, great people!

    December 5, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    never been out on the water at night. it was wonderful. what a great place to meditate. enjoyed meeting new people and everyone was so friendly.

    December 5, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is alcohol allowed ?

    November 16, 2010

  • Carolina M.

    Hey Wet Dog, start thinking about what you'd like to bring for the dinner. You can let us know in your rsvp so everyone can see.

    November 15, 2010

  • Carolina M.

    Yes Karyn, children 11 and up can paddle on this trip.

    September 30, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    My answer really depends on the answer to this question: What about children, ages 12 and 14? Can they attend?

    September 27, 2010

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    "Chief of the Wet Dog Tribe", Organizer,
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