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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.

The Annual CPA Gear Day and Fall Out Of Your Boat Day will be held June 7, 2015, at Truxton Park in Annapolis Maryland. Please mark your calendars and plan to participate!


CPA has new TRIP RATINGS Read them and start thinking in terms of the new ratings for trips.


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.

Take the Tour

Back in my hiking days, we called them “serial” hikes:  An ambitious trail goal broken up into bite-size hikes that could be done in geographical order over a number of weekends.  The translation of this idea to CPA trips started with Marshall Woodruff’s Kent Island Practice Paddles (KIPP), now in their tenth year, which lead up to the 34-mile circumnavigation of Kent Island.  Back in 2008, Cyndi Janetzko and Brian Blankinship did a “fast and light” trip down the Potomac River from Mason Neck to Colonial Beach.  I’ve done a number of Patuxent Campers that covered 55 miles of the easily-navigable part of this river in several days. Last year, David Wilson and Bob Shakeshaft led a serial paddle covering the entire... [More]

On Fri May 29th, 2015: Sunrise is at 5:44 AM EDT, Sunset is at 8:28 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

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Upcoming Events

May 29 2015 12:00 AM to May 30 2015 12:00 AM
Led by  301-498-0722 (leave a message)
Join the Potomac Passage Maker Tour for a 2-day camper from Belle Haven Marina to Leeyslvania State Park, camping at Pohick Bay
May 30,  2015 (Saturday)
Led by  571-969-1866
A nearly full moon provides a great opportunity to see the DC Skyline from the Potomac River
May 31,  2015 (Sunday)
Led by  301-283-2391, 
Paddle the Potomac River and to the bitter end of Pomonkey Creek
June  2,  2015 (Tuesday)
Led by  443-962-7612,   301-395-6822
Pirates of B'More Paddlers—A roving piracy exploring the rivers and creeks around Baltimore
June  3,  2015 (Wednesday)
Led by  443-306-1801
Wednesday after work paddle - Roving Arundell county launches , Annapolis MD
June  3,  2015 (Wednesday)
Led by  703-624-6007
Join us Wednesdays from Belle Haven Marina, Alexandria, VA
June  3,  2015 (Wednesday)
Led by  443-306-1801
Wednesday after work paddle - Roving Arundell county launches , Annapolis MD
June  4,  2015 (Thursday)
Led by  4109390269
Havre de Grace
June  4,  2015 (Thursday)
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PoG launches weekly at 6:30 PM from Columbia Island Marina
June  5 2015 6:00 PM to June  6 2015 4:00 PM
Led by  202 387-2361,   703-376-8268
7.5 mile Potomac crossing swim support for 40+ swimmers each with kayak, sweep, power boat, and CG support. Event donations support the Bay.

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