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2016/2017 Pool Sessions

2016/2017 Pool Sessions

The warm sunny dry weather is behind us while the cold dark and wet weather looms ahead. Fret not, local paddling clubs and organizations have rented time at local indoor pools with warm water and bright lights. These pools are located all over the Puget Sound area from Tacoma to Shoreline.

Here is a list of clubs hosting pool times that I know about:

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2017 WKC Basic Sea Kayaking Class

2017 WKC Basic Sea Kayaking Class

The Washington Kayak Club is hosting a Basic Sea Kayaking Instruction Course June 2, 3 & 4 at The Coronet Bay Environmental Learning Center, located at the scenic Deception Pass State Park. Join us for a weekend of FUN and ADVENTURE as you develop your techniques and skills on the water!

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2017 Storm Gathering a Success!

2017 Storm Gathering a Success!

The symposium featured in this video took place in Trinidad, California from March 3 to 5, 2017. The next UK event takes place next March 2018 in Pembrokeshire, Wales. The next USA event takes place March 8 to 10, 2019 in Trinidad, California.

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Charts: Essential Tools for Navigation

Charts: Essential Tools for Navigation

On October 21st, NOAA Announced an end to traditional paper charts. What does this mean for the kayaking community? Paper charts are one of the essential tools for marine navigation. NOAA has been printing paper charts for mariners for over 150 years but with the increasing use of GPS and other electronic devices, the demand for the paper charts has decreased and NOAA has decided to get out of the printing business. Instead it will rely on private vendors to sell and print the "Print on Demand" paper charts.

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Werner
Kokatat
Astral
Saltwood
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