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CPA's SK101 LITE - Introduction to Sea Kayaking Virginia Edition
Missed CPA’s "Official" SK101 Intro to Sea Kayaking you say? Still wanna know the difference between fish form and Swede form? Hard chine from rounded? Why upswept and why plumb bow? Here’s a chance to learn the differences before shopping for a new ride! Meet us March 31 at the Chinn Library in Woodbridge, VA. We will have a wildly informative seminar on all things kayaking. This 10:30-4:30 classroom event will teach you all the basics of buying a kayak, paddle, essential gear, and much more. All your questions will be answered (and most answers will be right!). This seminar will be informative for recreational, touring and sea kayaking paddlers (not white water). Kayaks, paddles, and a wide array of gear will be on display. This includes items that are essential, such as life jackets, to clothing and gadgets that are just handy to have. There won’t be any sales pitches or anything to buy – just plenty of show and tell. The agenda is packed with great presentations, we don’t have time for a full lunch break. Please feel free to bring lunch to eat while we present. There is a microwave in the room. Preregistration is not required, you can just drop in, but best to sign up on the Meet Up so we know how many are coming.

Chinn Park Library

13065 Chinn Park Dr · Woodbridge, Vi

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We paddle the rivers, lakes, marshes, and bays in the Washington, D.C., area. We get up close and personal with beautiful scenery and wildlife, we see things from the water that are not visible any other way, and we enjoy the special happiness -- a magical combination of tranquility and exhilaration -- that comes from being on the water. Some of us paddle for the exercise, some to watch birds, some to reduce tension, and some to socialize. But we all enjoy kayaking, and enjoy doing it together.

We don't do whitewater kayaking (other than occasional small rapids), but we paddle in a variety of conditions ranging from total calm to big waves. Some of our trips are suitable for beginners and some are not -- but we welcome newcomers, so if you're interested in flat water kayaking, check us out!

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