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This Chesapeake Paddlers Association workshop includes a dozen featured speakers who will cover everything from the joys of finding the right boat, how to select a paddle and gear, to where to go on a kayak camping trip. A $30 fee paid to Chesapeake Paddlers Association provides breakfast, lunch and all the information you need for a spring launch into your new favorite hobby. If you wish to addend, please sign up in the meet up for information but you MUST register at https://sk101_2019.eventbee.com
Performance Paddling is the art and science of maximizing efficiency, especially in the forward stroke. Efficiency increases speed, adds endurance, and reduces fatigue compared to poor technique. Since 80% of your paddling is going forward, why not do it efficiently? This three hour course is great for beginners who want to start out correctly and meant for those who already paddle well but would like to be more efficient. The course, a culmination of Brian's 20+ years of teaching and racing experience, includes the latest drills and techniques developed by Oscar Chalupsky, 12 time World Open Ocean Champion and bio mechanics from Ben Lawry. The price is $50 payable on site (cash or check). 3 person minimum, 10 max, between multiple meet-ups. Following the class there is a free demonstration of Epic touring and wing paddles, kayaks and surf skis. After the demo, a Cinco d' Mayo Fiesta! Brian Blankinship owns Bay Kayaking, and is the Chesapeake Bay area Epic Expert (representative) for Epic Kayaks which have earned a reputation as the fastest kayaks money can buy. He is an American Canoe Association (ACA) Level 4 Kayak Instructor and a British Canoe Union (BCU) 4-Star Paddler. Brian has won numerous races and placed 4th Fast Sea Kayak in two internationally classed races. Please note this location is a private community ramp with no launch fee, but no amenities either. Payment will be accepted on site cash or check (no credit cards). Please see Bay Kayaking's website www.baykayaking.com, or email Brian AT BayKayaking DOT com for information. • What to bring: Water bottle, Sunscreen, own boat/gear if you have it.
Bay Kayaking and Epic Kayaks will provide a FREE introduction and demo of kayaks, surf skis, and paddles open to everyone. Epic Kayaks believes in using the most modern designs, construction methods and materials available. That is why they are the choice of most racers and how they created the fastest, most efficient kayaks and paddles in the world. No registration necessary, just show up and enjoy! The new 14X and latest version of the V10 will be available for demo!
Celebrate finishing the Performance Paddling class and demo with a margarita, home made pica de gallo and guacamole! (Class participation not required, just come for the food and fun.) Bring something festive to share for a Mexican food pot luck at the instructor’s house a few miles from the class site. Drive or paddle to the party and enjoy an afternoon of fun, friends, and fiesta!