Activities for the Paddling Committee

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West River Spring release (Class II)

Saturday, May 5, 2018 12:00 AM

Come paddle the pretty West out of Jamaica State Park, VT.
It's a spring release! This is a swift, bouncy fun class 2+ river.
Paddlers must have self rescue skills and experience on class 2+ rivers.
All boats must have flotation. Limited rentals available.

Trip details

Activity: 
Paddling - Whitewater
Trip state: 
VT
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Melanie Rausch mellrr@yahoo.com

Beginning Whitewater Kayak Instruction: Series A

Thursday, May 17, 2018 12:00 AM to Sunday, May 20, 2018 12:00 AM

Experience the excitement of whitewater kayaking in a fun and supportive environment with an outstanding group of paddlers. Students will learn basic kayak strokes, maneuvers, and water safety skills on a local pond in Concord, then travel to the river during a weekend trip for a two-day instructional trip on Class 1-2 whitewater. Beginner Instructionals are taught in accordance to American Canoe Association (ACA) standards for Whitewater Kayaking. Students must be comfortable on and in the water and able to transport their own gear. Dates: May 17(eve) and May 19-20 (weekend).

Trip details

Activity: 
Instruction (Skills)
Paddling
Paddling - Whitewater
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Chris Rolt
Melanie Rausch
James McLoud
Registrar: 
Chris Rolt chris_rolt@yahoo.com

Paddle Westport River (Lev 1+)

Saturday, May 19, 2018 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Westport river is a great warm up to the paddling season. Quiet, scenic, and warm(er) water. We will paddle 8-12 miles in the East branch. Rental boats available near launch.
Expect to see lots of ospreys, ducks, and other birds. After paddling, we regroup at restaurant next to take-out for drinks on the deck with optional dinner.

Trip details

Activity: 
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Jeff Barrell

Jeff leads sea kayak and backcountry ski trips for AMC for 15+ years. He loves kayak camping in Maine, but also Boston Harbor, Woods Hole, and North shore.

Beal Island Canoe & Sea Kayak Weekend

Friday, May 25, 2018 12:00 AM to Monday, May 28, 2018 12:00 AM

Tidewater Canoe and Sea Kayak Camping Weekend. Easy paddling, good food and informal instruction available. This is a good introduction to a Tidewater Paddling area that is ideal for sea kayaking. We have the option of both introductory and advanced canoe or sea kayak day trips from Beal Island. Deposit required.

Trip details

Activity: 
Paddling - Canoeing
Paddling - Flatwater
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Trip state: 
ME
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Kenneth Kaiser kkaiser@alum.mit.edu (978-664-5984; before 9 pm)
Coleader: 
Donna Jean Kaiser

Kayak Rolling 202: Kayak River Rolling

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 6:00 PM to Saturday, June 2, 2018 12:00 AM

River Rolling 202: Often neglected in paddling circles, the bombproof roll is making a comeback in 2018. Join us for two days of hard work emphasizing rolling in turbulent river situations. It's going to be fun, but we're going to spend lots of time upside down. Why? Because as your paddling progresses to more difficult levels you really should be able to roll up 99% of the time in class III or IV water. So... if you NEVER miss a roll in the pool/pond, but OCCASIONALLY swim in real river situations, then this class is for you.

Trip details

Activity: 
Instruction (Skills)
Paddling
Paddling - Whitewater
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Chris Rolt chris_rolt@yahoo.com

Beginning Whitewater Kayak Instruction: Series B

Thursday, June 7, 2018 6:00 PM to Sunday, June 10, 2018 12:00 AM

Experience the excitement of whitewater kayaking in a fun and supportive environment with an outstanding group of paddlers. Students will learn basic kayak strokes, maneuvers, and water safety skills on a local pond in Concord, then travel to the river during a weekend trip for a two-day instructional trip on Class 1-2 whitewater.

Trip details

Activity: 
Instruction (Skills)
Paddling
Paddling - Whitewater
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Dan Bennis danbpwl@gmail.com
Registrar: 
Chris Rolt chris_rolt@yahoo.com

Introduction to Whitewater Canoeing

Thursday, June 7, 2018 6:00 PM to Sunday, June 10, 2018 12:00 AM

Ever wanted to learn to paddle a whitewater canoe? Whether you have never paddled a canoe before, are an experienced whitewater kayaker looking for a new challenge, or anywhere in-between this class is for you. We will begin with land instruction and practicing skills on a pond (evening of june 7) . We will then take our skills and apply them to Class I and Class II whitewater (weekend june 9/10).
Students need to be able to transport their boats from the boathouse to the pond and river, and be comfortable in water.

Trip details

Activity: 
Paddling - Whitewater
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Dan Bennis (207-653-1043)
Registrar: 
Chris Rolt

Ipswich River Paddle

Sunday, June 17, 2018 12:00 AM

Meet at 9:00 AM on Sunday morning at the Topsfield Fairgrounds PARKING LOT Entrance on Rt. 1 in Topsfield MA. If you are coming from the south, take Rt. 95 to Rt. 1 in Topsfield. Continue driving north on Rt. 1. You go down a long hill to the bottom where Rt. 1 crosses the Ipswich River. It is not obvious that you have crossed the Ipswich River, look carefully. Immediately ahead on the right is the Fair Grounds Parking Lot Entrance. You should see a number of vehicles there with canoes on the roof.

Trip details

Activity: 
Paddling - Canoeing
Paddling - Flatwater
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Kenneth Kaiser kkaiser@alum.mit.edu (978-664-5984; Before 9 PM)
Donna Jean Kaiser (978-604-1501)

Winnipesaukee whitewater (class 2)

Saturday, June 23, 2018 12:00 AM

Paddle whitewater on the Winnipesaukee River. It starts out very easy then gets a little harder as you head downstream. Great practice river.
All boats must have appropriate flotation. Contact leader for rental info.

Trip details

Activity: 
Paddling - Whitewater
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Melanie Rausch mellrr@yahoo.com

Beginning Whitewater Kayak Instruction: Series C

Thursday, June 28, 2018 6:00 PM to Sunday, July 1, 2018 5:00 PM

Experience the excitement of whitewater kayaking in a fun and supportive environment with an outstanding group of paddlers. Students will learn basic kayak strokes, maneuvers, and water safety skills on a local pond in Concord, then travel to the river during a weekend trip for a two-day instructional trip on Class 1-2 whitewater.

Trip details

Activity: 
Instruction (Skills)
Paddling
Paddling - Whitewater
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Matthew Selby callmeselby@mac.com
Registrar: 
Chris Rolt chris_rolt@yahoo.com

Lotsa Paddlin' Weekend.

Saturday, September 1, 2018 12:00 AM to Sunday, September 2, 2018 12:00 AM

Class IV Weekend on the Kennebec and Dead Rivers, ME. Paddle the Kennebec twice on Saturday (4800cfs in the morning and 2400cfs in the afternoon), and the Dead on Saturday (5500 cfs). Camping locally, shuttle arrangements TBD. Embrace the stairs!

Trip details

Activity: 
Paddling - Whitewater
Trip state: 
ME
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Jeffrey Pacuska jpacuska@yahoo.com
Registrar: 
Jeff Pacuska jpacuska@yahoo.com

Maine Islands Kayak and Camping Adventure

Saturday, September 15, 2018 9:00 AM to Monday, September 17, 2018 4:00 PM

Paddle and camp in Casco bay in Maine. We establish a base camp and explore various islands including Jewell. Winds and weather can change these plans. This trip is for level 2 paddlers who can pack their own boat, launch, land, and maneuver a loaded kayak in variable ocean conditions and weather. Expect to paddle 8-12 miles each day at ~2.5 mph pace (moderate). Estimated cost is $50 for food.

Trip details

Activity: 
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Trip state: 
ME
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Jeff Barrell

Jeff has been leading kayak and camping trips in Maine and Massachusetts for 15+ years. Group meals and tasty food are an important component to his trips and participants are expected to help prepare and clean.

Registrar: 
Jeff Barrell