Cold Water Clinic

Chesapeake Paddlers Association sponsored a free cold water workshop featuring Moulton Avery Director of the National Center for Cold Water Safety (http://www.coldwatersafety.org/).  Several other CPA members also presented topics including dressing for cold water and care and maintenance of your dry suit.  The day was highlighted by a brave group…

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On Water Navigation Class

On Water Navigation class, had perfect conditions for real navigation.  We were paddling in the fog, in some places with almost zero visibility.  There was a real exercise where the class calculated a course across part of Annapolis Harbor where we were out of sight of shore for about 20…

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Navigation Class

What makes a class great is great participants.  Yesterday’s Navigation classroom was a lot of fun.  Everyone seemed engaged, asked lots of questions and I learned something new.  That’s why I teach.  The presentations are available here:     •  Charts     •  Tides and Currents     •  Weather…

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Kayak Navigation Class is Scheduled

The 2019 Navigation Classroom has been scheduled.  This will be a one day introduction to the concepts of kayak navigation.  We include using charts to plan trips, identify hazards, and determine where we are.  We also discuss tides and currents, weather, wind and waves; all things that can have an…

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Paddlefloat Rescues

There has been a lot of debate regarding the use of the paddlefloat in self rescues.  I continue to teach the paddlefloat reentry and consider it a valuable addition to my toolkit.   For beginners, learning a paddlefloat reentry is a valuable confidence builder.  When I was a beginner, discovering that…

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The Website is Back!

After a long and painful process, I’ve finally moved my website and email to a new hosting service.  Please excuse errors and broken links, it’s still work in progress and will be undergoing several updates in the next few weeks.  I’m planning on using this site to manage resources that…

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