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Re: [seakayaking-35] Updates for our Sea Kayaking Group

From: George
Sent on: Tuesday, April 29, 2008 9:44 PM

Good luck on the new job, happy moving.

BTW I think I left a pair of clip on for my glasses on the vest I wore
a couple of weeks. So if anybody finds it please let me know 

--- Saul <[address removed]> wrote:

> I hope all of you are looking forward to another great summer of
> paddling as much as I am.
> As many of you already know, the company I worked for was sold and I
> turned down the offer from the buyer as it wasn't a good fit for me.
> I do Quality Assurance, Regulatory, Production and Supply Chain
> Management, typically in companies that make complex products with a
> lot of outsourcing. I have accepted a job in San Diego and start
> tommorow. I hope to return to Seattle in 2009.
> I plan on continueing to help make the wonderful sport of sea
> kayaking something we all continue to enjoy.
> For 2008, I will be in Seattle about once every two weeks. I will
> generally be in town one Friday evening to Monday night and one
> Friday evening to Sunday night each month. In May I will only be in
> Seattle one weekend while in July I'll be here three times.
> Other members of this great group have agreed to step up and host
> events. Bob with his awesome training classes virtually every week,
> Wade with a series of paddles and BBQ's on Camano Island and other
> members on a once or twice a month basis.
> We have a few members that I trust with my equipment including
> backing the trailer up my driveway who have agreed to help out once
> or twice a month. We also have an aspiring Olympian from my track
> club (she's also looking for sponsors as well as odd jobs, frequent
> flyer miles, or cheap housing to cover competition expenses through
> September - contact me if you want to help out any one of the 14
> Seattle based Olympic Trials Track & Field Qualifiers) who has agreed
> to help out as well. This means we  should be able to continue to
> have weekly paddles with some loaner boats available. Some of the
> people that agreed to help can handle the trailer, some only the
> Forerunner so the number of boats available for each paddle will vary
> a bit.
> They'll need all of you to do your part in loading and unloading and
> treating the gear with respect. This means some of you will need to
> invest in sandals or shoes you don't mind getting wet as Saul's lift
> em in won't really be available and sliding in from the beach or
> walking on top of the kayak damages the boats, sometimes only a
> little, sometimes a lot more and I'll be very time challenged for
> doing repairs, so it would be best to avoid damaging the boats.
> A few slight changes will be needed though. Attendance by "borrowers"
> will need to be darn near perfect as these people aren't as patient
> as me in pulling empty kayaks, and since they're my kayaks I don't
> want them left on the trailer and possibly stolen.
> We'll also have to ask for donations to whoever drives the kayaks of
> $10 ea from the borrowers so that at least a chunk of their time is
> compensated as they'll typically be leaving work early to load the
> boats (since they don't live at my house) and they'll probably be
> spending another 1-2 hours to drive them back to my house, back the
> trailer up the driveway, put away gear, lock things up without
> annoying my housemates too much and then driving back to their own
> home. This means that they'll be commiting to 4-6 hours of their time
> to support a 1-2 hour paddle.
> On the trips I can show up it will continue to be free.
> I will indicate the relevant "rules" on the meetup event
> descriptions.
> San Juans trips -
>  - most of them will be "experience required" which means you have to
> demonstrate a self rescue to one of the Organizers and they have to
> send me an email telling me you did it.
> - I will try to put together 1 San Juans trip that will be suitable
> for begginers, but those who did the self rescue will still get
> preference.
> - That means - take Bob's classes ;-)
> - I will conduct a self rescue session at our evening paddle on the
> 9th before our Portage Bay City Lights paddle for those of you that
> want to do the next days San Juans trip but haven't demonstrated a
> self rescue yet. RSVP that you want to do a self rescue so that I
> know who will be showing up for that portion. Anyone that didn't
> demonstrate one last season or already this season needs to do one
> either at Bob's class on Tuesday or else at my session on Friday or
> you won't be going on the trip. 
> Loaner Kayaks for Bob's classes - starting in June, SRK rents them,
> while for May we're still working out details for getting some of my
> kayaks there.
> I could also use an airport or downtown pickup when I get in that
> Friday (May 9) as my 5:15 landing at SeaTac makes it tight for our
> 7pm launch, if I take the bus and I'd like to avoid paying for a taxi
> if I can help it, so if anyone is looking for brownie points ;-)
> I'm looking forward to some great paddles with all of you this summer
> and if you want to come down and visit in San Diego just give me a
> call or an email (preferably before you arrive ;-)
> See you out on the water soon - Saul
> Saul Kinderis [masked]
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