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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.

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The KIP series is for paddlers who want to have a distance challenge, build their skills and knowledge of paddling.
We are having a Kayak & Paddle Workday & Gearswap on April 12th at Truxton Park in Annapolis from 10 am. to 3:00 p.m. Bring your boat or your paddles or both! Volunteers will be on hand to help.

The Votes have been counted & congratulations to the 2015 Club officers.

 

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.

What’s Behind the New Trip Ratings?

After considerable deliberation, the Steering Committee agreed to a new system of trip ratings for CPA trips.  This effort stemmed from a Forum post back in February 2014 by Gina Cicotello complaining that there were no CPA trip ratings above “Intermediate” for the more arduous, adventurous kinds of trips that many of our more experienced members organize as peer paddles.  Gina’s complaint was that she felt forced to organize these outside CPA since there was no explicit rating for them.

 

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On Mon Mar 30th, 2015: Sunrise is at 6:54 AM EDT, Sunset is at 7:32 PM EDT
Don't forget your PFD, light and whistle!

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Upcoming Events

April  4,  2015 (Saturday)
Led by  301-498-0918 (leave a message),   410-562-3466
Get out on the water and help clean up the Patuxent.
April 11,  2015 (Saturday)
Led by  202 345 0606
The KIP series is for paddlers who want to have a distance challenge, build their skills and knowledge of paddling. It is meant for those that join in, to have a bonding experience with each other, the paddle and meet their goals.
April 11,  2015 (Saturday)
Led by  571-969-1539
Paddle from Columbia Island to see the Cherry Blossoms
April 12,  2015 (Sunday)
Led by  843-864-7026
Kayak & Paddle Workshop & GearSwap at Truxton Park in Annapolis from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
April 19,  2015 (Sunday)
Led by  703-376-8268
The paddle is a leisurely scenic 8.6 mile round trip lasting 3-4 hours through banks of blooming Virginia bluebells and wonderful marsh, river, and run eco systems.
April 24 2015 4:00 PM to April 26 2015 1:00 PM
Led by  .
17th Annual SK102 at Lake Anna \
May  1 2015 12:00 AM to May  8 2015 12:00 AM
Led by 
A week of sailing kayaks and canoes with a group of kayak sailing enthusiasts.
May  1 2015 3:00 PM to May  3 2015 5:00 PM
Led by  703-376-8268
Assateague kayak camper paddle is an 11 mile bayside paddle to an overnight backcountry campsite with a potluck dinner
May  6,  2015 (Wednesday)
Led by  410-531-5641
Wednesday evening paddles in Anne Arundel County at various locations
May  9,  2015 (Saturday)
Led by  202 345 0606
The KIP series is for paddlers who want to have a distance challenge, build their skills and knowledge of paddling. It is meant for those that join in, to have a bonding experience with each other, the paddle and meet their goals.

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