Every practice, event or clinic the paddle shack will be open and you will have access to all out club gear. We will supply you with a paddle and instruction to get you started. The Practice leader or steers person will provide access paddles. Life jackets, bailing buckets
What to wear & bring
Water.Water. Water. You''l want to hydrate before during and after practice. Dress in layers, It may be cold out but you will heat up fast once we start paddling. The water is cold year round so keep your feet warm, you may have to step in the water to get in the boat, early season wet suit booties are best. Bring warm layers and dry shoes for after practice, It's easy to get chilled. Evening practice feel free to bring food to share. Many times we linger and hang out for dinner.
Water Sun screen Warm cloths Gloves Hat for warmth and sun protection
What to expect
We all will help rig, collect gear, uncover and cover the boats and aid in launching and storing the boats.
Open rec practice you will get individualized instruction, longer breaks and more social time.
Race practice - no instruction, No talking in the boat once practice is taking place. Rec paddlers are welcome but be prepared for a more intense work out. In general the less experienced paddler will be placed closer to the steers person. Let the steers person know your experience level. HAVE FUN KEEPING PACE!
New paddlers to the club are welcome to join us at our 5:45 Monday evening practice. No experience is necessary. It's helpful (though not necessary) if you arrive ten to fifteen minutes early for paddling instruction. Please bring water to drink and wear water-wicking layers (i.e. surf rash guard, wind breaker, board shorts or lycra leggings). Wear shoes that can go in the water, dive booties are the best option, but any water shoes, tevas or flip-flops are fine. Just keep in mind that it can get chilly in the evenings.
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