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21st Annual SK102 On-Water Skills Weekend

April 26 @ 5:00 pm - April 28 @ 3:00 pm

SK102 offers on-the-water skills classes covering wet exits, basic strokes, basic and advanced rescues, stroke improvement, rolling and more. Additional on land courses (i.e. navigation, kayak camping, etc) are offered on Sunday. SK102 is designed to teach beginner or intermediate kayakers proper paddling technique and the skills they need to kayak safely.

CPA’s 21st Annual SK102 skills clinic will be held on the warm waters of Lake Anna. Lake Anna is the cooling waters of a nuclear power plant, so the water is not only very clear, it is heated – allowing you to practice wet exits, rescues, and rolling in warm water in early spring! The location is private property on which you are welcome to camp.

Cost: $65, which includes the cost of two days of all volunteer instruction, camping on-site, port-o-pots, morning coffee, Saturday night dinner, and a one year CPA membership.

How to Pre-register: You must pre-register through Eventbrite at http://sk102.eventbrite.com . You will receive a pre-registration confirmation via email. If your registration is accepted, you will be emailed an invitation to pay $65 for the event through PayPal. Your registration and SK102 slot will not be secure until your payment is received. Prior to the event, you will receive an information packet email with all the information you need. Participants must be 12 years or older, those 12-17 years old must have a responsible adult registered to take classes with them.

PRE-REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE ON MARCH 2nd and waitlist registration will open. FINAL CLASS ROSTERS AND ACCEPTANCES WILL NOT BE DETERMINED UNTIL AFTER April 5th.

SK102 is an extremely popular event and always fills up quickly. You are required to bring a kayak (sea or light touring, at least 12 feet in length), sprayskirt , life vest, paddle, pump, and paddle float to SK102 for use during your classes. You will be required to sign a release of liability.

Saturday Class schedule:
Morning Session: 9:00-12:00

BLOCK 1: Kayak Design, Wet Exit, Basic Strokes
If you are new to paddling and/or have not had kayaking lessons

BLOCK 2: Stroke Improvement, Intermediate Strokes, Bracing
For those who have been paddling for a year or more and are proficient in basic strokes.

BLOCK 3: Self Rescues, Group Rescues, Towing
Be able to get yourself and others back into a kayak in deep water. A required safety skill.

BLOCK 4: Greenland Style Paddling
What is that thin paddle anyway?

Afternoon Session: 1:00-4:00
BLOCK A: Stroke Improvement, Intermediate Strokes, Bracing
For those who have been paddling for a year or more and are proficient in basic strokes.

BLOCK B: Self Rescues, Group Rescues
If you took Block 1, this is the best follow up course.

BLOCK C: Advanced Rescues
For those proficient in self and group rescues, take it to the next level

BLOCK D: Foundations of Rolling
For more advanced paddlers who are ready to transition to rolling:
Access to Rolling class is restricted

Sunday Class schedule:
On water and on land courses, schedule to be announced, sign up at the event.

For more information about the Chesapeake Paddlers Association and SK102, please visit CPA’s home page, www.cpakayaker.com and the CPA forums www.cpakayaker.com/forums. A release of liability must be signed in order to participate.

For specific questions, please email Catriona M, Event Organizer and Maxine M., Registrar at sk102@cpakayaker.com

The eventbrite page http://sk102.eventbrite.com and the www.cpakayaker.com homepage are the only official places to obtain information about SK102.

Details

Start:
April 26 @ 5:00 pm
End:
April 28 @ 3:00 pm
Website:
https://www.meetup.com/The-Chesapeake-Paddlers-Association/events/258621502/

Venue

Lake Anna
Virginia, VA US + Google Map

Organizer

Chesapeake Paddlers Association
Website:
https://www.meetup.com/The-Chesapeake-Paddlers-Association/