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 on: Yesterday at 05:23:57 PM 
Started by kpariseau - Last post by mkrabach
If you want to get into Greenland kayaking and paddling I would suggest the Hudson River Greenland Festival.
and on Facebook

I have attended for 3 years and find it a great experience, not that I'm getting much better.  I have a true Greenland Kayak that I made at Turner Wilson's class and it indeed is a different experience to paddle. I also have made many Greenland paddles.
Checking I see that there still are openings at the Hudson River Greenland Festival.

 on: Yesterday at 09:58:00 AM 
Started by ront02769 - Last post by Brenda R
Hi all, please note that the 5/27 paddle is intended to be a Level 2. I have just listed it as 2/3 because I cannot guarantee that conditions will completely be within Level 2 at all times.

 on: May 25, 2017, 08:26:30 AM 
Started by Tony M. - Last post by Tony M.
Very good! I didn't even notice the "meandering" error! You'll BOTH have a great time in Olneyville...please do a "Trip Report" after! ::)

 on: May 25, 2017, 07:33:00 AM 
Started by Wayne Smith - Last post by Wayne Smith
Launch at 10 AM at Stonington Small Boat Association ramp

Paddle to Mystic River, and around Mason’s Island.

Cold water gear (Wetsuit/Drysuit) necessary

Debrief afterward.

 on: May 24, 2017, 07:39:00 PM 
Started by Tony M. - Last post by Cam
Bonus:  barnicles (barnacles)  at 5:19    :P   

 on: May 24, 2017, 07:16:47 PM 
Started by Tony M. - Last post by Tim3
meadering (meandering)

 on: May 24, 2017, 03:39:05 PM 
Started by ront02769 - Last post by Carleen McOsker
Eriic, you are quite correct.Presently.
i am working on adding Level 2 Paddles for June and July. Thanks.

 on: May 24, 2017, 08:39:42 AM 
Started by Tony M. - Last post by Tony M.
Here's the link:          www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWQ78LTPYLw

        There is ONE spelling error in this video. The first person to find it will win an all expense paid * trip to Olneyville!

    * expense paid by you!   ;) ::) ;D

 on: May 23, 2017, 09:23:00 PM 
Started by ront02769 - Last post by ericj
The "level 2" paddle on May 27th is a level 2-3, which in my experience means it is a level 3 paddle and the water temperature makes it only appropriate for paddlers with appropriate cold water paddling gear.

June has no level 2 paddles and is mostly level 4 paddles. There are 2 level 3 paddles and 4 level four paddles. The water temps in June are appropriate for level 2 paddles.

I was just looking over the July Schedule and there are no level 2 paddles scheduled. The closest is a level 2-3 which really means level three.

The July schedule has only one recreational level 3 paddle being offered in RI. The rest of the paddles are level 3-4 rock gardening, level 3 surfing, level 3 in northern MA (which works great for me, but probably not for the RI folk), or level 4 RSVP only.

I can only imagine the August schedule will be similar.

Level 2 paddles during the week are great for retired folk and teachers, but us working folk really cannot fit those into our schedule.

The schedule feels heavily weighted towards the extreme end of the scale and not the recreational end of the scale.

Having the later part of the season weighted toward more difficult paddles works OK if there is a chance for growth and recovery from a long winter hibernation over the early part of the season. This schedule just jumps straight into the difficult paddles.

 on: May 23, 2017, 06:24:40 PM 
Started by ront02769 - Last post by Cat
Hi Ron - Fred and I are planning on doing some Level 2s during the week this summer.  Weather dependent (we just cancelled our trip tomorrow).  We will post at least 24 hours ahead in the Show & Go section of this message board.  Send me a message on this board with your email address & we'll put you on our notification list.

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