Newsletter, June 2003
Just Some Quick News
We are just speeding along into summer over here!
June 7 – Staff training, Olympic Outdoor Center
June 8 – Women’s Afternoon Paddle, Bike and Paddle, Port Angeles – sign-up now or forever hold your peace! I’ve heard there is some excitement revolving around this afternoon. We hope to explore Freshwater Bay and the sea cliffs – weather dependent – and then have a bite to eat. Ajourn to Port Townsend for Sunday salsa!
June 14 – First Annual Kayakathon, Adventuress. Also a possible intermediate white-water day.
June 15 – Beginning Sea Kayaking in Port Townsend. One pool session, one day on the water.
June 21 – 22 Intermediate Whitewater, Snoqualamie River
June 28-29 Deception Pass, Intermediate strokes, braces and rescues followed by current work and rescue scenarios. Take kayaking to a new level.
July 5th weekend – Time out, Fourth of July and Taj Mahal!
July 12, 13 and 19, 20 The next beginning whitewater class through Aqua Sports and Outdoor Adventures in Redmond!
July 24th – 27th or 28th – San Juan Tour – Instruction based we will all contribute to gourmet food while we navigate about the outer islands. Begins on San Juan Island. With luck we will paddle to Stewart Island and camp for two nights. We can circumnavigate Stewart and take some nice day hikes. We may also camp on Tern or Jones. I’ll bring the breakfasts – pancakes with butter and real maple syrrup, mmm. Sunrise Coffee from Port Townsend…
August 14 – 18 Outdoor Retailer Show, Salt Lake City
October 1 – 6 – American Canoe Association instructor development workshop and exam, Hong Kong
October 17 – 19 – American Canoe Association instructor certification exam, Washington
October 24 – 26 – American Canoe Association instructor development workshop , St. Augustine, Florida
October 17 – 19 – American Canoe Association instructor certification exam, St. Augustine, Florida
How about some teambuilding by kayak – great for those intra-office dynamics!
*deposits needed to hold spaces in above courses
Pool Slalom – on hold now that summer is here!
This is the time to practice good form while forward paddling – use that whole body from your toes to your shoulders! Shoulders rotate from ten o’clock to two o’clock…Are you rotating that torso or do you think you are rotating your torso? Maybe you are “doing the bicycle” with those arms. Have a friend check you out!
Tooting One’s Own Horn –
From our whitewater weekend – “I wanted to say the class was a blast and I hope all the same people
My article on whitewater kayaking – City Sports NW – Whitewater Kayaking
Kayak Instruction Excellence (KIX)
Location: 211 Taylor Street, Port Townsend, WA,