Skills 2013 Hanson / Starting May 23rd

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Skills 2013 Hanson / Starting May 23rd

Postby kayakerjnj » Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:17 pm

Greetings All,

The Thursday Night Skills Sessions have become a recurring seasonal club activity, and we're getting ready to start the 2013 season!

We're proposing that we start these on May 23rd at Camp Kiwanee. The water should be warmed to a reasonable temperature for early season skills by then.

As always we recommend the use of cold water attire just in case it’s still cool, we'd strongly suggest bringing some nose plugs. You'll appreciate them after the first dunk or two.

These are casual, fun, completely flexible sessions where anyone and everyone can work on what they wish to, either alone or with the help of some the many skilled and talented people that have become regulars over the years.

Practice your paddle strokes, self / assisted rescues, work on that high brace, and for those who enjoy getting wet, learning to roll might be fun for you too!

This our clubs way of “paying it forward”, to offer to all of our members and fellow paddling enthusiasts a chance to become better paddlers a midst a fun group of people who truly enjoy being on the water. Over the past few years the whole group has grown and developed a lot of skillful paddlers who've generously given their time and skills to help other people achieve their own paddling goals and proficiency. We've been very fortunate to have such a well rounded and fun group.

We're looking forward to a great season ahead! Join us!

We start anytime after 5:30 PM. We practice, play and yak till its dark or everyone is sufficiently water logged :lol:

Please see the link below for the location of Camp Kiwanee:


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Re: Skills 2013 Hanson / Starting May 23rd

Postby cgr » Wed May 01, 2013 9:50 am

anyone know if the gate at hanson is open? Thinking about heading over there thursday afternoon

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Re: Skills 2013 Hanson / Starting May 23rd

Postby Azane » Wed May 01, 2013 11:06 am

For those who have not been to the Hanson Pond events... an incredible (and fun) skill-building opportunity!

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Re: Skills 2013 Hanson / Starting May 23rd

Postby Skip » Wed May 01, 2013 2:46 pm

Chris

The gate should be open they only close it late at night if at all. I'll stop by today on my way home and check.

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Re: Skills 2013 Hanson / Starting May 23rd

Postby Skip » Wed May 01, 2013 4:36 pm

Re: Camp Kiwanee

I talked to the caretaker today and found out the gate is almost always open and would only be closed after dark if there was a vandalism problem or a big party (graduation) in the area. Even if you should find it closed someday, it's not locked so it's ok to open it to access the pond. :D

A lot of groups use the main lodge for dinners and weddings etc. and some people are there renting cabins occasionally. Tomorrow night (Thursday) the Hanson Historical group is putting on a dinner of which I will be attending at 6 PM so there will be a lot of traffic and a contractor is also replacing the roof on the main lodge. :?

I did not have a thermometer with me so I didn't check the current water temp. :mrgreen:

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Re: Skills 2013 Hanson / Starting May 23rd

Postby caf » Sat May 11, 2013 10:14 am

Hi, recently moved back to eastern ma and was psyched to hear of the group. The skills training looks like a great thing to do, so I just have a newbie question- never having been to camp kiwanee - is it obvious where to park, unload, etc. when I get there?
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Re: Skills 2013 Hanson / Starting May 23rd

Postby kayakerjnj » Sat May 11, 2013 12:18 pm

Hi Caf,

Happy to hear your up for joining the fun with all of us.

Yes, parking is easy and obvious. We access the pond through the boat ramp which is clearly visible from the parking area. The docks are part of he camp ground and we stay outside of that in the roped off swimming area. The rest of the body of water is ours to enjoy.

See you soon

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Re: Skills 2013 Hanson / Starting May 23rd

Postby caf » Tue May 14, 2013 8:56 am

Thanks, Jordan, for the info. Am in VT right now (from whence I moved) and there's another frost warning...feeling chilly so I may wait until June for outdoor immersion!

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Re: Skills 2013 Hanson / Starting May 23rd

Postby Ken R » Sun May 19, 2013 7:40 pm

Both Kit and I are planning on being there. AND PPR, I’ve been looking forward to Buffalo pizza @ J&Rs for months.
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Re: Skills 2013 Hanson / Starting May 23rd

Postby kayakerjnj » Tue May 21, 2013 12:50 pm

I'm planning on going regardless of the weather this Thursday. We'll obviously stay off the water if there's lightening.............early PPR @ the Venus III

Otherwise in the pond we'll go!
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Re: Skills 2013 Hanson / Starting May 23rd

Postby Ron » Tue May 21, 2013 2:47 pm

I'll be there.
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Re: Skills 2013 Hanson / Starting May 23rd

Postby Chip » Tue May 21, 2013 3:24 pm

I'll probably stay home and watch the Bruins if it's stormy.
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Re: Skills 2013 Hanson / Starting May 23rd

Postby TraceyJ » Tue May 21, 2013 4:17 pm

Not sure yet.
I'll let you know.

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Re: Skills 2013 Hanson / Starting May 23rd

Postby kayakerjnj » Tue May 21, 2013 6:36 pm

Chip wrote:I'll probably stay home and watch the Bruins if it's stormy.



Its the playoffs, of course it will be stormy :P

Three Letters for you!! DVR!! LOL

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Re: Skills 2013 Hanson / Starting May 23rd

Postby TraceyJ » Wed May 22, 2013 6:30 am

I'll be there for skills.
No PPR.

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Re: Skills 2013 Hanson / Starting May 23rd

Postby Chip » Wed May 22, 2013 9:05 am

kayakerjnj wrote:
Chip wrote:I'll probably stay home and watch the Bruins if it's stormy.



Its the playoffs, of course it will be stormy :P

Three Letters for you!! DVR!! LOL

C'mon out and play Chip!


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Re: Skills 2013 Hanson / Starting May 23rd

Postby Kris C » Wed May 22, 2013 9:43 am

I'm planning on playing in the pond tomorrow night.

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Re: Skills 2013 Hanson / Starting May 23rd

Postby Azane » Wed May 22, 2013 10:15 am

...barring buckets of rain and drop-dead electric bolts from the sky...Team Maelstrom will be there & PPR!
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Re: Skills 2013 Hanson / Starting May 23rd

Postby norm » Wed May 22, 2013 10:34 am

I will be there but may skip PPR, not sure yet...

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Re: Skills 2013 Hanson / Starting May 23rd

Postby NorwayLady » Wed May 22, 2013 2:01 pm

I hope to be off duty by 4:00 pm and should be able to make Hanson by 5:30 pm. Looking forward to some fun on the pond and PPR too!

See you there.

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Re: Skills 2013 Hanson / Starting May 23rd

Postby josko » Wed May 22, 2013 2:32 pm

I'll do my best to make it.

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Re: Skills 2013 Hanson / Starting May 23rd

Postby Birdseye » Wed May 22, 2013 3:33 pm

NorwayLady wrote:I hope to be off duty by 4:00 pm and should be able to make Hanson by 5:30 pm.
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Re: Skills 2013 Hanson / Starting May 23rd

Postby josko » Thu May 23, 2013 1:58 pm

Are we still on given the forecast and radar map? My boat's on the car, and I'm ready to roll, but I'd hate to be the only one up there.

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Re: Skills 2013 Hanson / Starting May 23rd

Postby NorwayLady » Thu May 23, 2013 2:26 pm

I am going, Josko! Need to brush up on a few skills before the weekend! When are you planning on getting there?
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Re: Skills 2013 Hanson / Starting May 23rd

Postby josko » Thu May 23, 2013 2:34 pm

I'd expect to be there between 4:45 and 5. I'm hoping to brush up my rolling and sculling for the weekend, too.

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Re: Skills 2013 Hanson / Starting May 23rd

Postby NorwayLady » Thu May 23, 2013 2:38 pm

Cool, Josko. I should be there pretty much the same time.
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Re: Skills 2013 Hanson / Starting May 23rd

Postby Aquaholic » Thu May 23, 2013 2:56 pm

Camping trip in Maine was cancelled so I'm planning on being there tonight.

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Re: Skills 2013 Hanson / Starting May 23rd

Postby pat » Thu May 23, 2013 3:02 pm

Last weather I heard, they believe that the afternoon storms are going to stay out west, with only a rare chance for brief showers on south shore and cape. Rain will definitely be here after dark, tho.
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Re: Skills 2013 Hanson / Starting May 23rd

Postby Chip » Thu May 23, 2013 5:53 pm

Still at work. Not going to make it. You probably won't see this anyway. lol
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Re: Skills 2013 Hanson / Starting May 23rd

Postby norm » Thu May 23, 2013 10:36 pm

Great start to the skills season! I believe I counted 18 kayakers on the pond. Pretty good for a night with a questionable weather outlook. Nice to see everybody again.

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Re: Skills 2013 Hanson / Starting May 23rd

Postby kayakerjnj » Fri May 24, 2013 4:34 am

Great turnout and a very productive evening!

Usually these phenomenal turnouts happen when I'm not there :shock: Happy to see this one!

Have a good weekend everyone!
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Re: Skills 2013 Hanson / Starting May 23rd

Postby Azane » Fri May 24, 2013 7:51 am

Thanks folks. Another fun time on the pond!

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Re: Skills 2013 Hanson / Starting May 23rd

Postby NorwayLady » Fri May 24, 2013 9:40 am

Great start to a new season at Hanson! Here is the Facebook link to a couple of pictures I took. This is a public link. You don't have to be on Facebook to be able to view them. Just click on the link!

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 0f91a44cd5

Thank you for coming out everybody!

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Re: Skills 2013 Hanson / Starting May 23rd

Postby Azane » Fri May 24, 2013 10:43 am

Great pic, Bea of Norm rescuing my---from Hanson Pond!

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Re: Skills 2013 Hanson / Starting May 23rd

Postby josko » Fri May 24, 2013 5:51 pm

Thanks all for making this happen! I needed to get my confidence back with some of those moves.

Did somebody say there was a barbecue place for a dinner option nearby?

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Re: Skills 2013 Hanson / Starting May 23rd

Postby kayakerjnj » Fri May 24, 2013 7:59 pm

josko wrote:Thanks all for making this happen! I needed to get my confidence back with some of those moves.

Did somebody say there was a barbecue place for a dinner option nearby?


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Re: Skills 2013 Hanson / Starting May 23rd

Postby norm » Fri May 24, 2013 8:18 pm

Maybe somebody was talking about the barbecue place near Sunset Lake in Braintree?

A few years ago, we did some early season skills sessions there and had barbecue for PPR.

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Re: Skills 2013 Hanson / Starting May 23rd

Postby cgr » Fri May 24, 2013 10:12 pm

Chili Head bbq is on rt 106 in w bridgewater, about a mile east of rt 24. It's probably 20+ minutes from Hanson - and the wrong direction for anyone from Marshfield area.

If anyone ever gets out to Sturbridge, check out BT's Smokehouse on rt 20. Best bbq I've had

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Re: Skills 2013 Hanson / Starting May 23rd

Postby mcflanagan » Sun Jun 02, 2013 11:40 am

I am a newbie. what date is the next Thursday skills session? TIA.

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Re: Skills 2013 Hanson / Starting May 23rd

Postby pat » Sun Jun 02, 2013 12:35 pm

The next Thursday skills session is June 6.
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