The Chesapeake Paddlers Association, Inc., offers trips, classes, workshops and other activities promoting enjoyment of safe sea kayaking within the Chesapeake Bay region. Volunteer-led, we organize our activities through the CPA MeetUp, and provide a discussion venue for paddlers through our Forum and Facebook pages. For more information about the Club, look here.

Reminder, all CPA trips require a waiver. Download the PDF file here.

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May 25, 2024 by Manuverer

Marla Aron has ended her term as CPA Logo Gear Volunteer after doing a wonderful job for many years. CPA now needs a volunteer to steward the logo gear sales. This is your opportunity to give back to YOUR paddling club. The job responsibilities include inventorying and maintaining stocks of shirts and other logo gear, transporting them to CPA events

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May 22, 2024 by Manuverer

Coordinators Column It’s late spring and getting close to summer, and the paddling season has already started.  There are a few things we need to remember.  First, the air is warming but the water temperatures are still low.  Especially since we have had several days of rain, most of which seems to have happened on the weekends.  This will hold

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April 17, 2024 by Manuverer

SK101, Introduction to Sea Kayaking, was held April 13, 2024 at Cult Classic Brewery on Kent Island, Maryland. Thanks to photos taken by Rich Stevens, all the action at SK101 was captured and put into a video. Click on the image here.

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April 4, 2024 by Manuverer

By Paula Hubbard In the last newsletter we learned about using NOAA for tidal data to help plan a paddling trip.  In this column we will explore currents.  Currents can be a challenge when we paddle, they can assist or make paddling a planned route impossible.    Learn about Currents NOAA provides a tutorial on currents (https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/education/tutorial_currents/welcome.html) that is very

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