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Old January 15th 04, 07:05 AM
Don Kiely
 
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Can anyone recommend a good kayaking school on the East Coast? We're looking
for a weeklong course ideally within maybe a four hour drive from Washington
D.C. that has courses in mid-April (we're both from Alaska, so cold isn't a
problem). One of us is a novice (although will lots of pool time by then)
and the other is a solid class III boater.

Thanks!
Don



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Old January 15th 04, 01:40 PM
Theodore F. Marz
 
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On Thu, 15 Jan 2004 06:05:04 GMT, "Don Kiely"
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Can anyone recommend a good kayaking school on the East Coast? We're looking
for a weeklong course ideally within maybe a four hour drive from Washington
D.C. that has courses in mid-April (we're both from Alaska, so cold isn't a
problem). One of us is a novice (although will lots of pool time by then)
and the other is a solid class III boater.

Thanks!
Don


At around 6 hours drive is Riversport school of Paddling in
Confluence, PA.

I believe that there may be some stuff right in and around DC... but
I'm not in the DC area. Maybe try looking on the monocacy canoe club
website:
www.monocacycanoe.org

or on the American Whitewater Association website
www.americanwhitewater.org

ted
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Old January 15th 04, 09:28 PM
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www.potomacpaddlesports.com is right in the DC area. Sunny is a great guy to
deal with and I know you would enjoy what he has to offer.

Disclaimer: I teach sea kayaking under contract for PPS.

Brian Blankinship
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Old January 21st 04, 07:10 PM
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Oops. Ted meant to say "around 3 hours drive". Say 3 1/2 hours to be
conservative, from anywhere in NW Washington DC, or 3 hours from the
northwestern suburbs, assuming you avoid rush hour in greater
Washington and set the cruise control at no more than 5 MPH over the
limit. It used to take me 2 3/4 hours from Rockville, MD, to
Ohiopyle, and Confluence is even closer.

Riversport is a terrific suggestion. Check their web site at
http://www.shol.com/kayak/ for contact information. They are MUCH
better paddlers (and instructors) than they are website designers!

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Theodore F. Marz wrote in message . ..
On Thu, 15 Jan 2004 06:05:04 GMT, "Don Kiely"
wrote:

Can anyone recommend a good kayaking school on the East Coast? We're looking
for a weeklong course ideally within maybe a four hour drive from Washington
D.C. that has courses in mid-April (we're both from Alaska, so cold isn't a
problem). One of us is a novice (although will lots of pool time by then)
and the other is a solid class III boater.

Thanks!
Don


At around 6 hours drive is Riversport school of Paddling in
Confluence, PA.

I believe that there may be some stuff right in and around DC... but
I'm not in the DC area. Maybe try looking on the monocacy canoe club
website:
www.monocacycanoe.org

or on the American Whitewater Association website
www.americanwhitewater.org

ted

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Old January 21st 04, 10:48 PM
Larry Cable
 
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(Oci-One Kanubi)

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Riversport is a terrific suggestion. Check their web site at
http://www.shol.com/kayak/ for contact information. They are MUCH
better paddlers (and instructors) than they are website designers!

-Richard, His Kanubic Travesty


I'll second that recommendation too. I took a OC-1 class from Riversports back
in the days when the Blue Hole Sunburst was the hot, new solo boat (the
original Blue Hole Co). Lucked out and ended up with Bob Ruppell as an
individual instructor. Learned more in two days than I had in the previous 2
years of paddling.

You coming up on the Plateau this Spring, Richard?


SYOTR
Larry C.


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Old January 22nd 04, 07:44 PM
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I would go with Endless Rivers at Nantahala North Carolina -
www.endlessriveradventures.com/ small operation -great people, terrific
location
800-256-4943


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