Laurie S.Laurie S.

Laurie S.

Event organizer


Indianapolis, IN

Joined group

Jul 13, 2014


Hi! I joined IYAK in 7/14 and was worried that I wouldn't *fit*. Back then I used a wheelchair to get around but I needn't have worried. Someone is ready to help me if I need it but on the other hand they allow me to do what I can! I love this group!

Do you own a kayak, canoe or neither?

Kayaks really are like potato chips, I just couldn't stop at one! Currently I have...... 1- Perception Carolina 13.5 w/rudder (current fav). 2- Dagger Blackwater 12.5 (my river boat, it's really good for bouncing off things). 3- Future Beach *Fusion 10.4* (*Nannah's Banana* my first boat) I have two boats I don't like or use a Cobra SOT (for surf) and a *Noah* (ww import from Chec republic). I also normally have my son's Pelican *Storm* and granddaughters SOT in the racks.Whew!

Do you rate yourself as a beginner, intermediate or advanced paddler?

I am going into my fifth season as a kayaker and have attended something like 130 paddles with IYAK and probably that many paddles without the club. Unfortunately I still have to rate myself as a novice (the one skill that is still hanging me up is the dang roll) but a wise novice who know's her limits.