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 on: August 09, 2019, 09:15:45 AM 
Started by lindzey - Last post by ront02769
Level 2 usually ends up being basically anyone with a kayak.  Theoretically you would pay twenty five bucks once a year to belong....but should be no problem trying it out first.  Again, google “meetup Falmouth” as there are paddles in your area listed.

 on: August 09, 2019, 08:41:25 AM 
Started by lindzey - Last post by FredF
I don't know Josko's last name, but he's a RICKA member and he lives near you. He sometimes posts paddles (advanced levels) in that part of the Cape. Perhaps someone here can contact him and he can introduce you to some of the people he paddles with.

 on: August 09, 2019, 08:03:04 AM 
Started by Tim G - Last post by John G
If you missed my post, the Barn Island paddle is cancelled.Sorry. But thanks to the "T I M S" for filling in the weekend. You can never have enough Tims in this club. My vehicle is scheduled for major work monday and hope to be back in service next week.

 on: August 09, 2019, 07:20:38 AM 
Started by lindzey - Last post by learn2turn
 I'm kinda a newbie but have done a few trips with RICKA, NSPN, and Boston AMC.  I generally email or message the trip coordinator and ask about details of the trip and mention my skill level to determine if the trip is appropriate.

If you are willing to spend $110, this course https://www.ospreyseaandsurf.com/module/class.htm?classId=242200 would certainly prepare you for any level 2 to 2+ trip.

 on: August 09, 2019, 04:52:22 AM 
Started by Tim G - Last post by Tim G
Hi Folks,

  10:00 launch from Sakonnet point (L3-4).  Conditions are forecasted to be relatively mild.  Good day for an introduction to this area.  Please give me a heads up if you're planning to attend. 

Tim Motte has also posted for the Bay Campus on Sunday, 8/11 and I wanted to be clear that their are two trips posted on Sunday and both happen to be lead by someone named Tim. 


Tim 2

 on: August 08, 2019, 08:46:34 PM 
Started by lindzey - Last post by lindzey
Hah! I first posted on Wild Turkeys, but the only response I got was multiple people saying that I should check RICKA out instead =) Believe me, I've googled looking for stuff in my town, but I'm learning that activities here aren't very googleable; I'll probably have to wait until I run into the right person who knows somebody :-\

What's the usual progression for getting involved in the club? I know that in whitewater there was definitely etiquette around introductions and/or showing up to a pool session before participating in a club trip... or are level II trips open to anybody who claims they have the listed skills + has a suitable boat?

 on: August 08, 2019, 07:33:11 PM 
Started by lindzey - Last post by FredF
Check out the Wild Turkey paddling group, which organizes paddles from various locations in SE Mass. See: http://wtpaddlers.org/

 on: August 08, 2019, 05:45:06 PM 
Started by lindzey - Last post by ront02769
Ricka is a super group to hook up with. That said, not being from Falmouth, I can’t tell you what the local clubs are.  If you google “meet ups kayak Falmouth” you might come up with a local group in addition to ricka that has paddles that fit better with your work schedule and location in the event that the ricka offerings end up being not possible.

As to buying a kayak, I am going out of my way to drive to osprey and talk with Carl and Samantha Ladd, try out some of their demos, check out their used selection, etc.  guarantee that they will treat you well. 


 on: August 08, 2019, 05:35:39 PM 
Started by Tim G - Last post by ront02769
So the weather held. Three “students” (Ron, Kate,  Bill), one guy in charge of on water activities (Tim 2), two apprentices (mike and cam), and one shoreside overall program supervisor (Brenda). 

Small turnout due to an oops with the dates announced along with dire predictions of imminent hellacious t-storms.

But a super opportunity to learn some stuff!  Hopefully more will take advantage next week.......although that might detract from what were essentially very much appreciated private lessons!

See yuo all there.  Ron and Kate

 on: August 08, 2019, 11:33:48 AM 
Started by Kayak Waveology - Last post by Kayak Waveology
Dear paddlers,

We have the following British Canoeing Programs planned from Mid Summer towards the later part of our Southern New England paddling season.

BC Sea Kayak Award.  Personal Performance Award.  8/17/19 in RI.  Link: https://www.kayakwaveology.com/event/british-canoeing-coastal-sea-kayak-award-moderate-water-sea-skills/

BC Coastal Sea Kayak Award.  Personal Performance Award (Moderate water).  8/18/19 in RI Link: https://www.kayakwaveology.com/event/bc-coastal-sea-kayak-award/

BC  Sea Kayak Leader Training (Moderate Water).  9/28-29/2019 Ct and RI.  Link: https://www.kayakwaveology.com/event/british-canoeing-sea-kayak-leader-training-4-star-sea-2/

Then we have the BC Week just before the Autumn Gales.  Personal Performance Training and Assessments,  Safety Courses FSRT, Coastal Nav, Open Water Nav, and Leadership Trainings and Assessments. Eastern Ct and RI.  October 28 - 31, 2019.  See this link: http://www.autumngales.com/courses---british-canoeing.html

This post is to keep you guys informed as to what is happening.  Should you have any questions or inquiries please feel free to contact us at Kayak Waveology.

Safe paddling

Greg Paquin

Kayak Waveology, LLC.
BC Performance Coach
BC International Guide
Tel: 860-304-4000
Email:  coach@kayakwaveology.com

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