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 21 
 on: January 15, 2020, 07:47:04 AM 
Started by Ken - Last post by Ken
I recall the idea for a Boston Harbor trip from Hull out to the Brewsters in one of the threads this last fall.  There can be current in the area so certainly doing it during favorable tides would make it easier.  To learn more about the current/tides, I did some queries on http://fishcurrents.com/map.html to see how they change from week to week.  I noticed that every two weeks the tides rotate close to twelve hours.  Therefore when there tends to be favorable tides, ebbing in the AM, flooding in the PM, the favorable conditions are almost the same time every other weekend for several occurrences.

The following weekends appear to have favorable tides to leave Hull in the AM and return in the PM --

May 30/31.
June 13/14.
June 27/28.
July 11/12.

I've only been paddling with the club for a year and don't have the experience to be a trip leader.  Also, I do not know how the trip planning process works other than the Show&Go trips.  But I thought I'd post this data in case anyone that is interested in a trip like this might want to plan something.  I did a paddle from Hull to the Brewsters last summer and it was a nice time. 

-Ken

 22 
 on: January 07, 2020, 04:08:52 PM 
Started by JSharlin - Last post by JSharlin
Follow the Broar brothers as they row across the ocean.
https://www.broar.co.uk/

 23 
 on: December 30, 2019, 04:56:09 PM 
Started by Rich Coupland - Last post by Rich Coupland
 When: 1pm - 3pm on 1/12, 2/9, 3/8, and 4/12
Where: South County YMCA, 165 Broadrock Road, Peacedale, RI 02883
RSVP: Rich Coupland (rlcoupland@msn.com or 401-595-1175)

Only 10 kayaks will be allowed in the pool at one time.

Kayaks must be cleaned inside and out. They will be inspected before being allowed in the water.

These are not rolling clinics and there will be no formal instruction available. It may be possible to match people looking to learn to roll with people willing to instruct. If you are interested in learning to roll or in instructing others to learn to roll, please note this in your RSVP.

Include your ACA membership number in your RSVP. If you are not an ACA member there will be a $5 fee at the pool.

 24 
 on: December 20, 2019, 04:36:12 PM 
Started by gerry p - Last post by gerry p
Happy Winter All,

https://seasherpakayak.com is offering two events in Baja in early March.  Each is geared towards specific levels of experience so it should be easy to find a good fit.  Gerry ran an event there last year:  Conditions were spectacular (both weather and swell), our bungalow comfy with great views, fantastic food and quality tequila.  Lots of fun and world class paddling.  Event prices are surprisingly low as that's the way things are in Baja.

Baja Bash-Week 2: Rocks & Surf Instructional
March 8 – March 14, 2020    https://seasherpakayak.com/event/baja-bash-rocks-surf-skills-and/
Baja sea kayaking offers fantastic rock gardening and surf venues set against spectacular scenary and wildlife. In this event, we’ll balance skills instruction with exploration and playtime. Geared towards the modest to strong intermediate open water paddler, this event is a massive pile of fun and a great way to wash away the winter dust.

Baja Bash-Week 1: Advanced Rocks & Surf   
March 1-7, 2020    https://seasherpakayak.com/event/baja-bash-week-1-advanced-rocks-surf/
Sea Sherpa Kayak is hosting two back-to-back kayak events in Baja. Week 1 is geared towards advanced, open water paddlers looking for a “peer paddle” exploratorium with long leashed, top tips coaching. Off shore reefs, pour-overs, slots, sea cliffs and shore surf set against a backdrop of fantastic scenery and wildlife.

If interested, follow the link to https://seasherpakayak.com for more details or email gerry at sea sherpa kayak dot com

 25 
 on: December 19, 2019, 10:18:19 PM 
Started by JSharlin - Last post by Cat
Yes, I'm in there in the first few minutes wearing my best RBF (resting bitch face)  8)

 26 
 on: December 19, 2019, 04:11:24 PM 
Started by JSharlin - Last post by JSharlin
whirlpools and tidal currents....

https://paddlingmag.com/videos/video-rough-water-sea-kayaking/?utm_source=Paddling+Magazine&utm_campaign=5a77be2fb5-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_09_25_10_11_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_66b554bdc5-5a77be2fb5-89587433

 27 
 on: December 02, 2019, 01:42:57 PM 
Started by JSharlin - Last post by Ken
Here's this year's Gales video -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-VeIjpnWEI&t=4s

I believe I saw a RICKA member in there somewhere.

-K

 28 
 on: December 02, 2019, 12:15:50 PM 
Started by JSharlin - Last post by JSharlin
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAbckZYBjs0
This is an older Hurricane Rider video that show them surfing small waves and camping and hanging out.

 29 
 on: November 28, 2019, 12:08:33 PM 
Started by Tim G - Last post by Tim G
Hi Folks,

Let's plan on two dates - Saturday, January 25 and February 22, 1:00-4:00 pm.  At the Kingston Free Library, 2605 Kingstown Road, Kingston, RI 02881. We'll use the upstairs meeting room.

Bring a base plate/orienteering compass, and any other navigation tools you might have.  A chart or two...

recommended resource:

Ferrero, F. 2007. Sea Kayak Navigation. Pesda Press

 30 
 on: November 27, 2019, 06:54:36 AM 
Started by Kayak Waveology - Last post by Kayak Waveology
This years Video.  Enjoy  www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-VeIjpnWEI

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