Paddlers, remember that our monthly meetings are now held in Forest Park in the Spruce Hall building. Please come join us for meetings the first Thursday of the month, through May. Also, check out the Events page! It's filling up with day and overnight trips, and some fantastic training sessions courtesy of our training coordinator, Bill Porter.
March 18th - Lake and Flawater Rescue Rodeo with Bill Porter
March 25th - Say goodbye to winter and ease into spring with a paddle on Big Lake
April 6th - Kayaktive! Susan Conrad, local paddler and certified kayak and fitness instructor will combine her passion for paddling and fitness with an entertaining discussion on keeping our bodies tuned up for those sometimes-abrupt kayak moves.
April 7th through 9th - Paddler Development Weekend - Want to step up your kayaking game? Are you thinking of joining one of our sea kayaking adventures this summer? Or maybe you’re thinking of leading your own trips? Then this is for you!
April 15th - Everett Parks Pool Session
April 23rd - The Key to the E Paddle - We’ll paddle from the Keystone Ferry landing up to Ebey’s Landing, have lunch on the beach under bright sunny skies and then return.
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.
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.
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.