SK101: An Introduction to Sea Kayaking
A one-day seminar on the basics of sea kayaking. Topics include kayak and paddle design, how to choose boats and equipment, basics of safe paddling, dealing with cold water, how to find people to paddle with, where to paddle, and other topics of interest. There are boats and gear display, and knowledgeable people available to discuss different aspects of kayaking. Although this event is primarily for the newer paddler, everyone is invited to expand their paddling horizons.
You must preregister at https://www.eventbee.com/v/cpa_sk101_2018#/tickets
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SK102: Sea Kayaking Skills Clinic
This annual event is geared towards the new paddler and includes free lessons in strokes, bracing, rescues, rolling, navigation and more. This event is held on a warm water lake courtesy of two club members who own the land graciously offered to be used by all participants.
This event has been scheduled for April 27-29 2018.
Cold Water Workshop
Acknowledged experts on cold water paddling and true-life adventurers discuss preparation and equipment, physiological dangers, relative costs of equipment, demo clothing, and protective gear, and more.
Founder and Director
National Center for Cold Water Safety
SK203: Trip Leader Training
This course is designed for those who want to lead trips for CPA. Other members may attend if space is available.
Part 1 is a classroom that includes trip planning, tides and currents, weather, and navigation. Part 2 is a weekend on the water training sessions including rescues, towing and incident management
Please stay tuned for 2017 SK203 information.
Greenland Paddle Making
Together we will carve Greenland paddles from Cedar. Excellent instruction provided and helping hands will be present.
Please stay tuned for 2017’s information.
Boat & Paddle Workshop
Need to freshen up your boat for spring? We have volunteers present to advise and help. Replace your decklines, foam it out to fit you, install keel-eazy?
Explore this event now.
Please Stay Tuned for the 2017 Boat & Paddle Workshop.
Gear & Fall Out of Your Boat Day
A club open house where members demonstrate the uses of various kayaking gear and an opportunity to fall out of your boat and practice wet exits, self, and assisted rescues.
Stay tuned for the 2017 dates.
Indoor Pool Sessions
During the winter season, the CPA enjoys access to indoor pool sessions within the Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C. area to practice and learn new skills. These are open sessions, not lessons. Members are responsible for bringing their own boat and gear.