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The CPA offers many diversified activities and benefits providing a way for people to safely enjoy sea kayaking within the Chesapeake Bay region.

Please come out and support Annual Gear Day at Truxton Park on Spa Creek in Annapolis on June 15th at 10:00-3:00 PM, combined with "Fall Out of Your Boat" Day.  A variety of gear displays will be present, there will be a gear swap, a pot luck lunch, and opportunities to practice wet exits and rescues.

SK102, CPA's on-water skills clinic, is April 25th-27th this year. Pre-Registration closed 3/29/14. Waitlist registration is open.
The votes are in and the 2013 Great Virtual CPA Calendar has been created! Ogle it online or print it out!
We have new CPA trip waivers. All participants in CPA sponsored on-water trips and events must sign a legal release form. Trip & event leaders are responsible for collecting signed releases & for returning them to the Club Secretary. Failure to collect, save & forward these waivers may invalidate trip leader coverage under our liability policy.
The CPA has a dedicated space for paddlers seeking or selling gear.
Mix and mingle with fellow paddlers. Talk about kayaking events, paddling trips, gear, and much, much more.

Improving Water Access for Paddlers

Winter’s gloom is no reason to forget the water’s attraction.  I’ve been working on a couple of things during the winter lull to improve water access for paddlers, and you can help move these efforts forward, and even get ready for warmer waters.

Chris Raab, a water trail architect and instructor with the American Canoe Association, convened a group of paddlers and water trail enthusiasts for a brainstorming session in Clinton, Maryland, to contribute ideas for ACA’s lower Potomac water trail project with the National Park Service.  CPA paddlers Jesse Aronson, Jenny Plummer-Welker, Greg Welker, Dick Rock, Liz Marancik, Rita Scherping, Sue and Rich Stevens and I gathered with nine others from the Chesapeake... [More]



On Thu Apr 24th, 2014: Sunrise is at 6:17 AM EDT, Sunset is at 7:56 PM EDT
Don't forget your PFD, light and whistle!

A few random images from the CPA Photo Galleries

Some images from the CPA Picasa® Albums

Visit the CPA Gallery now. Or click on a thumbnail to jump to that album.
To add your photos, email them to with a descriptive subject line.

Some images from the CPA Site Photo Albums

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Upcoming Events

April 25 2014 4:00 PM to April 27 2014 1:00 PM
Led by  571-248-1619
16th Annual SK102 at Lake Anna - Pre-Registration has opened.
April 30,  2014 (Wednesday)
Led by  410-531-5641
Wednesday after-work weekly paddle - Pier 7 Marina - South River, Annapolis MD
May  1, 2014 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Led by  410-535-2348/301-249-4895, 
May 1 will be the first night of the Patuxent Pirates' 2014 season, assuming the weather is conducive for an evening outing.
May  2 2014 3:00 PM to May  4 2014 4:00 PM
Led by  703-378-7536
Assateague kayak camper paddle is an 11 mile bayside paddle to an overnight backcountry campsite with a potluck dinner
May  3 2014 12:00 AM to May  4 2014 12:00 AM
Led by  443-962-7612
This is the third paddle of a series covering the entire east shore of the Bay from Elk Neck to Kipptopeke
May  3,  2014 (Saturday)
Led by  443-994-7990
This is the second of four CPA Races (counting the WCC race as #1)
May  7,  2014 (Wednesday)
Led by  410-531-5641
Wednesday after-work weekly paddle - Pier 7 Marina - South River, Annapolis MD
May  8,  2014 (Thursday)
Led by  443 655 0727
Pirates of the North (PON) Weekly Paddle, Thursdays 6 PM
May  8, 2014 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Led by  410-535-2348/301-249-4895, 
Weekly evening kayak trips on the lower Patuxent from Solomons, Maryland
May 10,  2014 (Saturday)
Led by  (202) 345-0606
This is the ninth year for a most unusual paddle. The KIP series is for paddlers who want to have a distance challenge, build their skills and knowledge of paddling.

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