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2018 Skills

Postby kayakerjnj » Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:08 am

Greetings all,

Warm weather is likely around the corner for us all.

This year, I will have a late start getting wet, as I'm still rehabilitating from a recent shoulder surgery. I would be happy coach from the dock or from the shore for those who might like some one on one time. Additionally, I'm available on the weekends for those who find Thursday tough to attend.

Trying to keep from going stir crazy, so don't be shy if you would like to work towards some new paddling goals.

Hopefully the Thursday Regulars will still be at Kiwanee keeping these sessions going. I would advise checking this forum for updates and see when others are ready to kick things off. I will likely be able to start flopping in the water in July.

Have a great start to your season!

Details below;


We host these free sessions for all who wish to participate, Club Members and those who just wish to get involved.
We have been conducting these sessions for many years now. Everyone is encouraged to take advantage of them.
The more proficient your skills are, the safer and more enjoyable your days on the water will be.

These sessions begin as early as 4 PM, and can last until sunset or until the group succumbs to the need to PPR :D (post paddle refreshment)

Here is our location we utilize in Hanson https://goo.gl/maps/3VUQ1

Our Skills Sessions are an informal and low key opportunity for all to practice in a well-supported environment of fellow paddlers – instructors.

For those who are new to paddling, or have just joined the WT Flock, these sessions are open to all, flat water paddlers, sea kayakers, and WW Kayakers.

We emphasize acquiring your safety essentials first, wet exit, self and assisted rescues etc. If you’re looking for more excitement, you can work on more advanced paddling strokes and your roll too.

There are many regulars who have worked to acquire advanced paddling skills and they often assist other people achieve their own goals.

PFD’s are a must. Nose plugs, and scuba masks help keep the pond out of your sinuses. You’ll want them if you’re practicing skills that will immerse you in the water.

The first few weeks of our skills season are likely to be cool water, so please bring cold water attire so you can keep warm when you're in the water.

We’re hoping for a great paddling season ahead.
Paddle with a big smile, its contagious :D


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Re: 2018 Skills

Postby cgr » Fri May 18, 2018 6:18 pm

I was at White pond in Concord last night, and the water temp was ok. The chart I have shows 5/31 not being favorable for Hingham, so I am currently planning to go to Hanson.

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Re: 2018 Skills

Postby Joy » Fri May 18, 2018 9:24 pm

Let's get skills started. I'm hoping to make it on the 31st I should be there around 5..
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Re: 2018 Skills

Postby Joy » Mon May 28, 2018 7:24 pm

Looks like I may not be able to make skill on the 31st. See everyone next Thursday June 7th in Hingham. Hope to see everyone then!
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Re: 2018 Skills

Postby cgr » Tue May 29, 2018 1:58 pm

I'll look for confirmation from anyone else before heading to Hanson Thursday

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Re: 2018 Skills

Postby Azane » Tue May 29, 2018 7:10 pm

Hello rollers!
Weather permitting and the river don't rise, A and S will be there (Hanson). Somewhere between 4:30-5PM...we are curious to see if those old boats still remember how to roll!

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Re: 2018 Skills

Postby cgr » Thu May 31, 2018 7:06 pm

Sorry to miss tonight, had to stay late today

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Re: 2018 Skills

Postby Azane » Thu May 31, 2018 8:43 pm

Thanks Chris....Hanson was nice this PM, a little pollen on the water surface. See you next round!

S & A
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Re: 2018 Skills

Postby Joy » Thu May 31, 2018 9:16 pm

So who made it to skills? Just Abby and Steve? Did the kayak remember how to roll? LOL.
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Re: 2018 Skills

Postby Azane » Thu May 31, 2018 9:40 pm

Abby and I shared the pond with a very enthusiastic Black Lab, retrieving like you wouldn't believe!
Abby rolled w/ tuiliq while I spotted (wimped out). hehe
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Re: 2018 Skills

Postby Joy » Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:41 am

Yaaaaa! Abby. You go girl! Steve you will do it next time. See you two then.
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Re: 2018 Skills

Postby kayakerjnj » Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:48 pm

Happy you guys got started!!

Hoping to be back at the end of the month, with a little luck!
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Re: 2018 Skills

Postby Azane » Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:51 am

OK Jordan! Be well, get well, join the fray! Abby: "Tell Jordan, we spent a LOT of our time lurking in the shallows peering at fish! Saw sunfish and trout!"


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Re: 2018 Skills

Postby Eileen » Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:31 pm

Who is planning on being in Hingham this week, June 7? What time? I can get there about 4:30/5:00.
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Re: 2018 Skills

Postby Joy » Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:33 pm

I will be there. 4:30 sounds good! See you then Eileen.
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Re: 2018 Skills

Postby Joy » Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:42 am

Thanks Eileen, Norm and Romaine for a great time on our 1st Thursday night paddle against the wind both ways in Hingham harbor. Sorry for leaving you so abruptly at PPR. Every thing is ok.
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Re: 2018 Skills

Postby Eileen » Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:26 pm

Good to hear Joy.
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