What’s Happening!

Winter may be upon us but we’ve got lots of indoor and outdoor events to keep you active. Come to the monthly meeting, have a warm beverage, and socialize with fellow paddlers! Sign up for a day trip— we usually have at least one weekend trip every month. Check out the events below and those taking shape in 2017!


February 18th - Lake Stevens Paddle - This is an easy five-mile paddle on protected water, suitable for all skill levels.

February 25th - Introduction to Currents - Join us for a fun learning session in the Deception Pass area.


March 2nd - Club Meeting - Join us for Cape Caution Adventures presented by our fearless expedition leader Bill Brackin!

March 4th - Everett Parks and Recreation Pool Session

March 11th - NSSKA Pool Session

March 18th - Say goodbye to winter and ease into spring with a paddle on Big Lake

March 25th - Lake and Flawater Rescue Rodeo with Bill Porter

Pool Sessions!

The days are getting longer and it’s getting cold outside!  Don’t let this be an excuse for your trusty kayak to gather dust - sign up for one of our pool sessions and practice your skills in the comfort of an indoor heated pool. All pool sessions will be held at the Forest Park Pool in Everett.

Pick a date (or two or more) that works for you.  Click the date for details.

March 4th,  March 11th and April 15th.

Get Better Faster with New Training Events!

If you’ve ever been on a trip with Bill Porter, you know two things: what a superb kayaker he is and how much you learn when you go on his trips. This year Bill is putting together some great events that are sure to make you a more confident paddler.

February 25 – Intro to Currents. Launching out of Cornet Bay, Bill will lead us out to two islands where there’s a nice eddy and just enough current to make things interesting and fun!

March 25 and April 16 – Rescue Rodeos. It’s a good idea to practice rescues every year, and in these sessions Bill will demonstrate a variety of self and assisted rescue techniques—and you’ll get to try them out!

April 7-9 – Paddler Development Weekend. We’re bringing in Don Cheyette of Seattle Adventure Sports to lead two days of fun training at Bowman Bay. All skill levels are welcome. There will be camping, and food, and tall paddling tales!  

June 16-18 – Advanced Leadership & Wilderness Camping Class. Set in the San Juan Islands, this 3-day trip covers all the bases. You’ll work on stroke technique, bracing, rescues, navigation, and camping.

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