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What’s Happening!

Paddlers, remember that our monthly meetings are now held in Forest Park in the Spruce Hall building. Please come join us for meetings the first Thursday of the month, through May. Also, check out the Events page! It's filling up with day and overnight trips, and some fantastic training sessions courtesy of our training coordinator, Bill Porter. 

April

April 6th - Kayaktive!  Susan Conrad, local paddler and certified kayak and fitness instructor will combine her passion for paddling and fitness with an entertaining discussion on keeping our bodies tuned up for those sometimes-abrupt kayak moves.

April 7th through 9th - Paddler Development Weekend - Want to step up your kayaking game? Are you thinking of joining one of our sea kayaking adventures this summer? Or maybe you’re thinking of leading your own trips? Then this is for you!

April 15th - Everett Parks Pool Session

April 23rd - The Key to the E PaddleWe’ll paddle from the Keystone Ferry landing up to Ebey’s Landing, have lunch on the beach under bright sunny skies and then return.

April 29th - Chuckanut Bay Paddle - This a very popular paddle! Check out these pictures from another time our club did this route. Reserve your spot now!

May

May 4th - Sea Kayaking Basics - Dry Session - Have you been thinking about checking out the sport of sea kayaking?  Sign up for a class with Everett Parks, taught by NSSKA paddling experts.

 May 6th - Sea Kayaking Basics - Wet Session - After you’ve attended the dry session above, come back and try out some boats and get a lesson. 

May 7th - Lake - Flat water Rescue Rodeo - Join NSSKA with some rescue practice and fun on a protected lake.

May 14th - Burrows and Allen Islands - Check out this beauty of a paddle just outside Anacortes.  Tide pools, an abundance of wildlife, nice scenery and fun waters to paddle make this a “must do”.

May 20th - Tulalip Bay to Langley - This will be whale season so we might get up close and personal with some grey whales on their migration from the south, and could be sharing the waters with some landlubbers aboard big boats.

May 26th - Circumnavigation of Lopez Island - Join NSSKA for this 3 day 2 night trip. The route is spectacular and varied. If the air is clear, we will have views of Mount Baker and the Cascades to the northeast, the Olympic Mountains to our southwest, Rainier to the southeast, and many of the San Juan Islands and nearby rocks.

Click on our Events tab for full details on these trips and other kayak related events going on nearby.

Pool Sessions!

The days are getting longer and it’s getting cold outside!  Don’t let this be an excuse for your trusty kayak to gather dust - sign up for one of our pool sessions and practice your skills in the comfort of an indoor heated pool. All pool sessions will be held at the Forest Park Pool in Everett.

Our final pool session is April 15th.  Register now!


Get Better Faster with New Training Events!

If you’ve ever been on a trip with Bill Porter, you know two things: what a superb kayaker he is and how much you learn when you go on his trips. This year Bill is putting together some great events that are sure to make you a more confident paddler.

March 25 and April 16 – Rescue Rodeos. It’s a good idea to practice rescues every year, and in these sessions Bill will demonstrate a variety of self and assisted rescue techniques—and you’ll get to try them out!

April 7-9 – Paddler Development Weekend. We’re bringing in Don Cheyette of Seattle Adventure Sports to lead two days of fun training at Bowman Bay. All skill levels are welcome. There will be camping, and food, and tall paddling tales!  

June 16-18 – Advanced Leadership & Wilderness Camping Class. Set in the San Juan Islands, this 3-day trip covers all the bases. You’ll work on stroke technique, bracing, rescues, navigation, and camping.

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