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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.

Chesapeake Paddles Association has a number of elected officers. To find out what the officers are responsbile for, read further here. The elections are held in conjunction with the...

CPA has plenty of opportunities for both car- and kayak-based camping this summer.  Check these out.

There are a number of great Beginner opportunities on the Calendar for new paddlers:

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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.
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Heat, Sun and Lightning
Summer on the Chesapeake is hot, humid and hazy!  Not really a news flash: His Brittanic Majesty allowed diplomats assigned to Washington DC hazardous duty pay in the 19th Century because of the tropical summers.  We kayakers flee to the waters of the Bay and tributaries during the hot summer months to beat the heat, but it follows us there.  We stress the dangers of cold water paddling in the winter months (hypothermia), but perhaps do not think enough about the opposite dangers of hot weather paddling (hyperthermia, heat stroke, dehydration). Along with high heat come episodic thunderstorms with risks of lightening and local high wind. [More]

On Tue Jul 26th, 2016: Sunrise is at 6:04 AM EDT, Sunset is at 8:26 PM EDT
Don't forget your PFD, light and whistle!

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Upcoming Events

July 26,  2016 (Tuesday)
Led by  (240) 731-9987,   301) 221-0572
Come paddle with the POSL Posse
July 26, 2016 5:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Led by  443-962-7612,   301-395-6822
Pirates of B'More Paddlers—A roving piracy exploring the rivers and creeks around Baltimore
July 27,  2016 (Wednesday)
Led by  410-531-5641
Kayaking Wednesdays- 4 PM
July 28, 2016 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Led by  3012494985, 
Weekly evening kayak trips on the lower Patuxent from Solomons, Maryland
July 28,  2016 (Thursday)
Led by 
PoG launches promptly at 6:30 PM from Columbia Island Marina
July 28, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Led by  410 939 0269
The PON meet weekly at about 530PM for 6PM launch. We meet at Roberts Park in Havre de Grace and paddle the lower Susquehanna and the Upper Bay. It is a great place to paddle. Come join us.
July 30 2016 10:00 AM to July 31 2015 4:00 PM
Led by  410-446-5991
THIS TRIP IS NOW FULL -- A chance to try out camping from your kayak for one night, not too far from civilization, combined with an easy paddle each day, and with guidance and support.
July 31,  2016 (Sunday)
Led by  407-489-7191
Paddle between the Magothy and Severn Rivers with a short shuttle
August  2,  2016 (Tuesday)
Led by  (240) 731-9987,   301) 221-0572
Come paddle with the POSL Posse
August  2, 2016 5:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Led by  443-962-7612,   301-395-6822
Pirates of B'More Paddlers—A roving piracy exploring the rivers and creeks around Baltimore

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