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 on: Today at 04:56:30 AM 
Started by Erik E. - Last post by Erik E.
We were saddened to hear of the passing of RICKA paddler Kate Imbrie, who died in a tragic bicycling accident in Florida on March 13th.  Kate was first and foremost an avid cyclist, but she was also a RICKA flatwater paddler with ambitions to move up to sea kayaking. She paddled on a couple of trips with the Sea Kayak group, and wrote a wonderful report on the Bay Campus Paddle and Potluck that appeared in the January Paddler.



 on: Yesterday at 08:04:07 PM 
Started by Gary - Last post by FredF

Thank you for organizing these pool practice sessions. Although I attended just this last session today, it was helpful. Thanks also to Tim Motte for his advice on improving my roll setup.

I look forward to seeing everyone on the water when it warms up a bit more.


 on: March 15, 2018, 02:28:19 PM 
Started by Kayak Waveology - Last post by Kayak Waveology
Dear Sea Paddlers,

For all of you early planners out there.  This year will be the 10th year running the Autumn Gales symposium.  A rough water coaching and advanced learning event in and around Fishers Island Sound.
The dates are back in November now.  Previous years have been very warm and a little less on the Gales side of paddling.  The dates are November 2-4, 2018.  British Canoeing courses will run from November 5 -9, 2018. 

Lots of British Canoeing International coaches will be joining on the Autumn Gales team this year.  Web sites to keep tack of are.
www.kayakwaveology.com  and www.autumngales.com

Stay tune.

Safe paddling

Greg Paquin

BC Performance coach and provider.

Kayak Waveology, LLC.
Email: coach@kayakwaveology.com
Tel: 860-304-4000

 on: March 13, 2018, 04:13:26 PM 
Started by JSharlin - Last post by JSharlin

 on: March 11, 2018, 10:58:42 AM 
Started by gerry p - Last post by gerry p
This year's Polar Paddle Practicum (4/27-4/29) has some new additions:  Original event description and pricing follows at bottom of page.
-  Full event participants is just about filled but we do have slots for day players. If you cannot schedule all 3 days but, are interested in a day or two of quality open water instruction, we have newly available spaces.
-  Turn out has been high so we've added an additional coach.  Rhode Island resident, Tim Gleason, is an upcoming rock star instructor.  As a local, he has deep understanding of the venues we'll be working.  As a marine scientist, he brings an interesting take on the marine environment.
-  We've added a leadership tract for qualified participants.  Qualified paddlers with the equivalent of BCU Star and/or ACA Level 3-4 and 5 aspirants can take a day (or half day) to co-coach.  This is a hard to find opportunity to exercise the full spectrum of instructional muscle with a group in conditions.  Venue selection, defining field of play, on/off water presentation, individualized instruction are all part of the tract.  Head coaches will offer participants feedback and action planning based on your performance.

Polar Paddle Practicum (PPP3) 4/27-4/29 2018
Kick start your active water paddle play season.

Join John Carmody (Sea Cliff Kayakers) and Gerry Polinsky (Sea Sherpa Kayak)

This mini symposium is geared towards any paddler from advanced beginner to advanced intermediate looking to refine their open water skills. We get a jump on the season as fall through spring is the best and most dependable season for active water. Classroom time and housing will be staged out of a camp located on the Ct/RI border. New this year, we will be staying in cabins that fit either two or four paddlers. Beds with sheets, bathrooms, kitchens, heat and a centralized location makes for very civilized pre and post paddle living. Paddle play itself will follow where conditions are best. Rock gardening, shore surf and tiderips are the featured possibilities.

There will be no predetermined curriculum as this intimate event is focused on individual paddlers’ wants and needs. Participants will be working primarily with others of similar experience. The overall goal is to help you grow your capacity and comfort in rough water situations. As this area offers interesting and complex conditions, participants will have opportunities to take an active role in determining the daily paddle plans and grow their conditions forecasting tool-box.

Costs are:
- Campers in cabins of 4 $625
- Campers in cabins of 2 $675
- Day Players – all 3 days $500
- Single Day Players $175/day
Note: cabins are available starting Thursday afternoon, 4/26.

Contact Gerry At Sea Sherpa Kayak Dot Com to book or with any questions

 on: March 10, 2018, 04:43:21 PM 
Started by Gary - Last post by Gary
Time: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm - Doors open ~30 minutes prior to start time. We must be out of the pool building NLT the ending time.

Boats must be clean - free of sand and seaweed

This pool session is not a class but there will be experienced kayakers there to give tips, answer questions and to work with you on your rescue and rolling skills.

Please bring your own clean boats.

Participants who are not Y members need to bring a driver's licenses which will be copied. The YMCA requires this because there is a daycare on site.

South County YMCA
165 Broad Rock Road, Peace Dale, RI 02883

Again - Boats must be clean, free of sand, seaweed, leaves, etc. :-)

 on: March 06, 2018, 11:05:49 AM 
Started by Tim - Last post by Tim
210 cm, straight shaft, carbon Shuna paddle for sale on NSPN classifieds for $225.

 on: February 28, 2018, 06:04:37 PM 
Started by Kayak Waveology - Last post by Kayak Waveology
Hello Paddlers,
This warm weather is getting us thinking and moving.  British Canoeing Courses for the first half of the 2018 sea paddling season.

•   CNTP. Coastal Navigation and Tidal Planning Safety Course.  April 22, 2018.  Stonington Ct
•   BC 2 Star Performance Award AssessmentApril 28, 2018.  Chester Ct
•   BC 3 Star Sea Training.  May 26, 2018.  Narragansett RI
•   BC 3 Star Sea Assessment.  June 2, 2018.  Narragansett RI
•   Sea Kayak Leader Training (4 Star Sea) .  June 16-17, 2018.  Jamestown/Newport RI
•   BC 3 Star Sea Assessment.  July 21, 2018.  Narragansett RI

Can always add more on demand.

Courses are listed on our web site www.kayakwaveology.com under our calendar.  Registration links will be up shortly under those postings.
Questions and inquiries, please feel free to reach out by tel or email.

Happy Early Spring.

Greg P.

Kayak Waveology, LLC.
Tel: 860-304-4000
Email: coach @kayakwaveology.com

 on: February 21, 2018, 02:20:01 PM 
Started by alexd - Last post by Tony M.
  Hi Alex,
        The Post Road address you have will get you near there, but not exactly there. You want to go down Intrepid Road (which is off Post Road), and drive to the end (it becomes a dirt road). There is a boat ramp at the end of the road. This area is called Wilson Park.

 on: February 21, 2018, 02:04:37 PM 
Started by alexd - Last post by alexd
Anyone interested in paddling Saturday out of Wickford? I've never launched there but looks like the below address may be an ok place to launch. Planning to be on the water around 1130-1200, and off by 1730. Avg pace 3.5kt please

8150 Post Rd
North Kingstown, RI  02852
United States


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