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PADDLE SMART KAYAK CLASS

Thanks to Gary and George for finding out about this class. I suggest that everyone possible attend this class.
If you are bringin your boat you must reserve by email to Michele Sorensen at [masked]. She needs to know your boat and model.
No Rentals
Levels 1 to 6
Monday, June 28, 6-9 pm Hosted by USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 75 Base at Harbor Island Park in Mamaroneck, NY Taught by ACA Certified Coastal Kayak Instructor Michele Sorensen Registration fee $5 - payable at the door. Free Parking. Bring your Kayak and its Rain or Shine. Kayaking Safety starts with a Seaworthy Vessel and Proper Gear, followed by Thorough Trip Planning, Knowledge of Local Conditions &Practiced Skills Class will include 1.5 hours indoor instruction, followed by 1.5 hours on-water rescue demonstration/practice and stroke technique demonstration Please reserve by email to Michele Sorensen at [masked] Paddlers may attend only the indoor portion, or both parts of the class Those participating in the on-water segment must have a seaworthy kayak, a CG approved lifevest, a whistle, navigation light and emergency signalling device and must register boat make/model with the instructor in advance. (Sunset is at 8:30 pm) See Sorensen's biography online at:
http://www.kayak-adve... Any intermediate kayakers willing to assist on-water, please contact Michele

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  • Vikki

    Michelle did a fabulous job at infoming us of safety issues. The practices after were wonderful. I would highly recommned anyone new to kayaking to contact her for instruction.

    July 7, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was a pleasure to work with the enthusiastic and knowledgeable kayakers from Hudson River Meetup. I look forward to paddling with you again!

    July 2, 2010

  • Bill B

    Excellent and informative lecture with important info for kayakers of all levels. The detailed discussion of kayaks, gear, and preparation were backed up by specific examples of why the proper choices can save your life. The in-the water demonstrations of self and assisted rescue techniques was also very informative.

    June 30, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    First-class instruction!

    June 30, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very interesting & informative. excellent instructor.

    June 30, 2010

  • george

    sometimes hearing things from a professional makes it more believable. michelle takes a hard line on safety.but it saves lives we must be good citizens of the kayak community.

    June 29, 2010

  • Jim

    Excellent class. Picked up some new techniques and gave me a renewed respect for what can go wrong on the water. I've lost my budding notion of invincibility. Michelle is very conservative when it comes to safety, and that's smart. One great tip example - always have the local police phone number in your cell phone. Do not call 911.

    June 29, 2010

  • Sarina

    everyone was wonderful,thank you to George for the use of the boat and Vikki for organizing,Michelle ,was very knowledgeable .I enjoyed my first lesson allot and hope to learn more so I can join you all again.

    June 29, 2010

  • Irma

    Interesting class, not to be missed!

    June 29, 2010

  • Rose

    Great experience and meeting a pro to just make us realize that our organizers and also pro's at Kayaking. The instructions Michelle gave last night match Vikki and George.

    June 29, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    I was there only for the "lecture" portion, but it was extremely useful. I am a new kayaker, and it was good to learn from such a master of the trade.

    June 29, 2010

  • Vikki

    A few people have called to ask, what if the weather is bad? We will coever the topics in doors. See you there.

    June 28, 2010

  • Vikki

    Please print and sign the ACA Adult Waiver Form:
    http://files.meetup.com/216001/ACA_waiver_2010%20adult%5B1%5D.pdf
    or you can olook under our Files site.

    June 22, 2010

  • george

    we can contact reed hamel when we have a count

    June 21, 2010

  • Vikki

    You do not need a kayak for the class.

    June 21, 2010

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