APEs Intermediate/Advanced Whitewater Canoe Clinic with Eli Helbert

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(Registration Deadline—June 8, 2015)

Appalachian Paddling Enthusiasts (APEs) is pleased to announce the next of its Paddle with the Pros clinics, this time by hosting an Intermediate/Advanced Whitewater Canoe Clinic with Eli Helbert.  Eli has taken top honors at two World Championships, a World Cup, and a World Extreme Race, as well as numerous national and regional canoeing titles.  He has taught courses throughout the U.S and abroad, including for the Nantahala Outdoor Center, La Ola School of Paddling in Germany and Austria, and the Oxford Riverside Center in England.

The Intermediate/Advanced Whitewater Canoe Course is designed for experienced open boaters looking to up their game, and will include refinement of fundamentals, strokes and river running technique.  The course will take place in the normal APEs watershed, to be determined as we get closer to the date.  The class will be limited to 5 students.  If you’re an aspiring open-boater this is your chance!  Send in your registration form and payment to take advantage of this outstanding and rare opportunity to learn from one of the world’s best!

March Update

Hey Gang,
It’s March in the Columbia River Gorge (Hood River OR). This weekend is bringing sunny, 65 degree weather. Awesome weekend for boating. So what is there to do in the Columbia Gorge? Well OKCC (Oregon Kayak Canoe Club) has their beginning Progression paddle this weekend. They will also have their Intermediate Progression Paddle on March 22nd. Check https://www.facebook.com/groups/122765061153276/ for information. Also the Lower Columbia Canoe Club has frequent weekend travels. For information check http://l-ccc.org/ .
As for other events, the NW Creeking completion is kicking off on March 14th. Check http://www.wwchampionship.org/schedule/ for information on that.
With spring approaching we (World Kayak) will be kicking off the beginner weekend day. We will be picking a day during a weekend and paddling something on either the Klickitat or White Salmon. This will be Class I and II rapids with maybe a class III rapid (which is avoidable). This will be a monthly occurrence, but dates may vary. This will be a great opportunity for new and beginner paddlers to get some assistance on getting to know the local rivers in the Columbia Gorge with more experienced paddlers along for safety and guidance.
Don’t forget to check our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/pages/World-Kayak-Pacific-Northwest/1550594721886158 for updates and additional information for paddlers in the Portland, Hood River, and other areas in between.

March Update

Hey Gang,
It’s March in the Columbia River Gorge (Hood River OR). This weekend is bringing sunny, 65 degree weather. Awesome weekend for boating. So what is there to do in the Columbia Gorge? Well OKCC (Oregon Kayak Canoe Club) has their beginning Progression paddle this weekend. They will also have their Intermediate Progression Paddle on March 22nd. Check https://www.facebook.com/groups/122765061153276/ for information. Also the Lower Columbia Canoe Club has frequent weekend travels. For information check http://l-ccc.org/ .
As for other events, the NW Creeking completion is kicking off on March 14th. Check http://www.wwchampionship.org/schedule/ for information on that.
With spring approaching we (World Kayak) will be kicking off the beginner weekend day. We will be picking a day during a weekend and paddling something on either the Klickitat or White Salmon. This will be Class I and II rapids with maybe a class III rapid (which is avoidable). This will be a monthly occurrence, but dates may vary. This will be a great opportunity for new and beginner paddlers to get some assistance on getting to know the local rivers in the Columbia Gorge with more experienced paddlers along for safety and guidance.
Don’t forget to check our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/pages/World-Kayak-Pacific-Northwest/1550594721886158 for updates and additional information for paddlers in the Portland, Hood River, and other areas in between.

March Update

Hey Gang,
It’s March in the Columbia River Gorge (Hood River OR). This weekend is bringing sunny, 65 degree weather. Awesome weekend for boating. So what is there to do in the Columbia Gorge? Well OKCC (Oregon Kayak Canoe Club) has their beginning Progression paddle this weekend. They will also have their Intermediate Progression Paddle on March 22nd. Check https://www.facebook.com/groups/122765061153276/ for information. Also the Lower Columbia Canoe Club has frequent weekend travels. For information check http://l-ccc.org/ .
As for other events, the NW Creeking completion is kicking off on March 14th. Check http://www.wwchampionship.org/schedule/ for information on that.
With spring approaching we (World Kayak) will be kicking off the beginner weekend day. We will be picking a day during a weekend and paddling something on either the Klickitat or White Salmon. This will be Class I and II rapids with maybe a class III rapid (which is avoidable). This will be a monthly occurrence, but dates may vary. This will be a great opportunity for new and beginner paddlers to get some assistance on getting to know the local rivers in the Columbia Gorge with more experienced paddlers along for safety and guidance.
Don’t forget to check our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/pages/World-Kayak-Pacific-Northwest/1550594721886158 for updates and additional information for paddlers in the Portland, Hood River, and other areas in between.

March Update

Hey Gang,
It’s March in the Columbia River Gorge (Hood River OR). This weekend is bringing sunny, 65 degree weather. Awesome weekend for boating. So what is there to do in the Columbia Gorge? Well OKCC (Oregon Kayak Canoe Club) has their beginning Progression paddle this weekend. They will also have their Intermediate Progression Paddle on March 22nd. Check https://www.facebook.com/groups/122765061153276/ for information. Also the Lower Columbia Canoe Club has frequent weekend travels. For information check http://l-ccc.org/ .
As for other events, the NW Creeking completion is kicking off on March 14th. Check http://www.wwchampionship.org/schedule/ for information on that.
With spring approaching we (World Kayak) will be kicking off the beginner weekend day. We will be picking a day during a weekend and paddling something on either the Klickitat or White Salmon. This will be Class I and II rapids with maybe a class III rapid (which is avoidable). This will be a monthly occurrence, but dates may vary. This will be a great opportunity for new and beginner paddlers to get some assistance on getting to know the local rivers in the Columbia Gorge with more experienced paddlers along for safety and guidance.
Don’t forget to check our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/pages/World-Kayak-Pacific-Northwest/1550594721886158 for updates and additional information for paddlers in the Portland, Hood River, and other areas in between.

March Update

Hey Gang,
It’s March in the Columbia River Gorge (Hood River OR). This weekend is bringing sunny, 65 degree weather. Awesome weekend for boating. So what is there to do in the Columbia Gorge? Well OKCC (Oregon Kayak Canoe Club) has their beginning Progression paddle this weekend. They will also have their Intermediate Progression Paddle on March 22nd. Check https://www.facebook.com/groups/122765061153276/ for information. Also the Lower Columbia Canoe Club has frequent weekend travels. For information check http://l-ccc.org/ .
As for other events, the NW Creeking completion is kicking off on March 14th. Check http://www.wwchampionship.org/schedule/ for information on that.
With spring approaching we (World Kayak) will be kicking off the beginner weekend day. We will be picking a day during a weekend and paddling something on either the Klickitat or White Salmon. This will be Class I and II rapids with maybe a class III rapid (which is avoidable). This will be a monthly occurrence, but dates may vary. This will be a great opportunity for new and beginner paddlers to get some assistance on getting to know the local rivers in the Columbia Gorge with more experienced paddlers along for safety and guidance.
Don’t forget to check our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/pages/World-Kayak-Pacific-Northwest/1550594721886158 for updates and additional information for paddlers in the Portland, Hood River, and other areas in between.

APEs Intermediate Creeking Clinic with Clay Wright

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Learn to creek boat from the first Green Race Winner, Clay Wright!

(Registration Deadline—April 4, 2015)

Appalachian Paddling Enthusiasts (APEs) is pleased to announce the second of its Paddle with the Pros clinics, this time by hosting an Intermediate Creeking Clinic with Clay Wright.  Clay is a six-time U.S. Freestyle team member, creeking pioneer and member of Team Jackson.  He has appeared in over 50 kayaking videos, has first descents in 11 states and 5 countries, and has won numerous extreme races throughout the world, including the first Green Race.

This one day course is designed for the intermediate level aspiring creek boater.  No previous creeking experience is necessary although strong intermediate kayaking skills (CL 3+) and a solid roll are required.  The course will take place on a river similar to Wilson’s Creek in difficulty and specific location will be determined as we get closer to the date. The class will be limited to 10 students.  If you’ve thought about getting into creeking this is your chance!  Send in your registration form and payment to take advantage of this outstanding and rare opportunity to learn from one of the world’s best.

APEs Intermediate Creeking Clinic with Clay Wright

APE's Logo

Learn to creek boat from the first Green Race Winner, Clay Wright!

(Registration Deadline—April 4, 2015)

Appalachian Paddling Enthusiasts (APEs) is pleased to announce the second of its Paddle with the Pros clinics, this time by hosting an Intermediate Creeking Clinic with Clay Wright.  Clay is a six-time U.S. Freestyle team member, creeking pioneer and member of Team Jackson.  He has appeared in over 50 kayaking videos, has first descents in 11 states and 5 countries, and has won numerous extreme races throughout the world, including the first Green Race.

This one day course is designed for the intermediate level aspiring creek boater.  No previous creeking experience is necessary although strong intermediate kayaking skills (CL 3+) and a solid roll are required.  The course will take place on a river similar to Wilson’s Creek in difficulty and specific location will be determined as we get closer to the date. The class will be limited to 10 students.  If you’ve thought about getting into creeking this is your chance!  Send in your registration form and payment to take advantage of this outstanding and rare opportunity to learn from one of the world’s best.

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