APEs Intermediate Creeking Clinic with Leland Davis

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Learn to creek boat from the author of the Creeking Bible!

(Registration Deadline—April 16, 2016)

Appalachian Paddling Enthusiasts (APEs) is pleased to announce another of its Paddle with the Pros clinics, this time by hosting an Intermediate Creeking Clinic with Leland Davis.  Leland has been teaching people to kayak for over 20 years.  In 2005, he became one of the first instructors to offer creeking-specific clinics, and he has since lead creeking clinics and adventure paddling trips across the US, in Mexico, and in Chile.  He’s the author of two whitewater guidebooks, ‘The River Gypsies’ Guide to North America’ and ‘North Carolina Rivers & Creeks,” and was the original founder of the Green River 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.

COURSE OBJECTIVES: Introduction and development of skills that will allow participants to increase their competency and comfort on class 3/4 creeks.

COURSE PREREQUISITES: Students should be proficient in class 3+ whitewater and have a solid roll.  Participants should be in good health and overall fitness and possess solid swimming ability.  Minors must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

APEs Intermediate Creeking Clinic with Leland Davis

APE's Logo

Learn to creek boat from the author of the Creeking Bible!

(Registration Deadline—April 16, 2016)

Appalachian Paddling Enthusiasts (APEs) is pleased to announce another of its Paddle with the Pros clinics, this time by hosting an Intermediate Creeking Clinic with Leland Davis.  Leland has been teaching people to kayak for over 20 years.  In 2005, he became one of the first instructors to offer creeking-specific clinics, and he has since lead creeking clinics and adventure paddling trips across the US, in Mexico, and in Chile.  He’s the author of two whitewater guidebooks, ‘The River Gypsies’ Guide to North America’ and ‘North Carolina Rivers & Creeks,” and was the original founder of the Green River 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.

COURSE OBJECTIVES: Introduction and development of skills that will allow participants to increase their competency and comfort on class 3/4 creeks.

COURSE PREREQUISITES: Students should be proficient in class 3+ whitewater and have a solid roll.  Participants should be in good health and overall fitness and possess solid swimming ability.  Minors must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

APEs Intermediate Creeking Clinic with Leland Davis

APE's Logo

Learn to creek boat from the author of the Creeking Bible!

(Registration Deadline—April 16, 2016)

Appalachian Paddling Enthusiasts (APEs) is pleased to announce another of its Paddle with the Pros clinics, this time by hosting an Intermediate Creeking Clinic with Leland Davis.  Leland has been teaching people to kayak for over 20 years.  In 2005, he became one of the first instructors to offer creeking-specific clinics, and he has since lead creeking clinics and adventure paddling trips across the US, in Mexico, and in Chile.  He’s the author of two whitewater guidebooks, ‘The River Gypsies’ Guide to North America’ and ‘North Carolina Rivers & Creeks,” and was the original founder of the Green River 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.

COURSE OBJECTIVES: Introduction and development of skills that will allow participants to increase their competency and comfort on class 3/4 creeks.

COURSE PREREQUISITES: Students should be proficient in class 3+ whitewater and have a solid roll.  Participants should be in good health and overall fitness and possess solid swimming ability.  Minors must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

APEs Intermediate Creeking Clinic with Leland Davis

APE's Logo

Learn to creek boat from the author of the Creeking Bible!

(Registration Deadline—April 16, 2016)

Appalachian Paddling Enthusiasts (APEs) is pleased to announce another of its Paddle with the Pros clinics, this time by hosting an Intermediate Creeking Clinic with Leland Davis.  Leland has been teaching people to kayak for over 20 years.  In 2005, he became one of the first instructors to offer creeking-specific clinics, and he has since lead creeking clinics and adventure paddling trips across the US, in Mexico, and in Chile.  He’s the author of two whitewater guidebooks, ‘The River Gypsies’ Guide to North America’ and ‘North Carolina Rivers & Creeks,” and was the original founder of the Green River 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.

COURSE OBJECTIVES: Introduction and development of skills that will allow participants to increase their competency and comfort on class 3/4 creeks.

COURSE PREREQUISITES: Students should be proficient in class 3+ whitewater and have a solid roll.  Participants should be in good health and overall fitness and possess solid swimming ability.  Minors must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

APEs Downriver Freestyle Jam Session with Pat Keller‏

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You are not Pat Keller, but you can paddle with him on the Nolichucky Gorge during NoliFest!

(Registration Deadline—Mar 26, 2016)

Appalachian Paddling Enthusiasts (APEs) is pleased to announce another of its Paddle with the Pros clinics with Pat Keller.  Pat is a Liquid Logic Factory Team paddler and one of the most well known iconic figureheads in our sport today.  Pat’s paddling portfolio is filled with first D’s, inspiring the old-school renaissance, expeditions and awards like: Canoe & Kayak’s Male Paddler of the Year, Multiple Green Race Championships and ‘Rey del Rio’ Waterfall World Championship title.

This one day clinic is designed for the intermediate/advanced boater and will focus on downriver freestyle techniques (Get ready for lots of rocks spins, splats and eddy line tricks).  The jam session will be held on the Nolichucky Gorge in Erwin, TN. We will meet at USA Raft at 11am and should be done by late afternoon.  Participants should be comfortable on class III-IV water and have a reliable roll.  Course will be limited to 20 students.  This course will likely fill up fast so be sure to send in your registration form and payment to reserve your spot.

APEs Downriver Freestyle Jam Session with Pat Keller‏

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You are not Pat Keller, but you can paddle with him on the Nolichucky Gorge during NoliFest!

(Registration Deadline—Mar 26, 2016)

Appalachian Paddling Enthusiasts (APEs) is pleased to announce another of its Paddle with the Pros clinics with Pat Keller.  Pat is a Liquid Logic Factory Team paddler and one of the most well known iconic figureheads in our sport today.  Pat’s paddling portfolio is filled with first D’s, inspiring the old-school renaissance, expeditions and awards like: Canoe & Kayak’s Male Paddler of the Year, Multiple Green Race Championships and ‘Rey del Rio’ Waterfall World Championship title.

This one day clinic is designed for the intermediate/advanced boater and will focus on downriver freestyle techniques (Get ready for lots of rocks spins, splats and eddy line tricks).  The jam session will be held on the Nolichucky Gorge in Erwin, TN. We will meet at USA Raft at 11am and should be done by late afternoon.  Participants should be comfortable on class III-IV water and have a reliable roll.  Course will be limited to 20 students.  This course will likely fill up fast so be sure to send in your registration form and payment to reserve your spot.

APEs Downriver Freestyle Jam Session with Pat Keller‏

APE's Logo

You are not Pat Keller, but you can paddle with him on the Nolichucky Gorge during NoliFest!

(Registration Deadline—Mar 26, 2016)

Appalachian Paddling Enthusiasts (APEs) is pleased to announce another of its Paddle with the Pros clinics with Pat Keller.  Pat is a Liquid Logic Factory Team paddler and one of the most well known iconic figureheads in our sport today.  Pat’s paddling portfolio is filled with first D’s, inspiring the old-school renaissance, expeditions and awards like: Canoe & Kayak’s Male Paddler of the Year, Multiple Green Race Championships and ‘Rey del Rio’ Waterfall World Championship title.

This one day clinic is designed for the intermediate/advanced boater and will focus on downriver freestyle techniques (Get ready for lots of rocks spins, splats and eddy line tricks).  The jam session will be held on the Nolichucky Gorge in Erwin, TN. We will meet at USA Raft at 11am and should be done by late afternoon.  Participants should be comfortable on class III-IV water and have a reliable roll.  Course will be limited to 20 students.  This course will likely fill up fast so be sure to send in your registration form and payment to reserve your spot.

APEs Downriver Freestyle Jam Session with Pat Keller‏

APE's Logo

You are not Pat Keller, but you can paddle with him on the Nolichucky Gorge during NoliFest!

(Registration Deadline—Mar 26, 2016)

Appalachian Paddling Enthusiasts (APEs) is pleased to announce another of its Paddle with the Pros clinics with Pat Keller.  Pat is a Liquid Logic Factory Team paddler and one of the most well known iconic figureheads in our sport today.  Pat’s paddling portfolio is filled with first D’s, inspiring the old-school renaissance, expeditions and awards like: Canoe & Kayak’s Male Paddler of the Year, Multiple Green Race Championships and ‘Rey del Rio’ Waterfall World Championship title.

This one day clinic is designed for the intermediate/advanced boater and will focus on downriver freestyle techniques (Get ready for lots of rocks spins, splats and eddy line tricks).  The jam session will be held on the Nolichucky Gorge in Erwin, TN. We will meet at USA Raft at 11am and should be done by late afternoon.  Participants should be comfortable on class III-IV water and have a reliable roll.  Course will be limited to 20 students.  This course will likely fill up fast so be sure to send in your registration form and payment to reserve your spot.

APEs Whitewater Long Boat Racing Clinic with Chris Hipgrave

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Do you want to learn how to go fast in kayak?

The Legendary Chris Hipgrave is joining the APEs for a GO FAST Session on the Nolichucky Gorge!

(Registration Deadline—Feb 6, 2016)

Appalachian Paddling Enthusiasts (APEs) is pleased to announce its first kayak racing clinic with Chris Hipgrave from the Nantahala Outdoor Center.  Chris is the current Ocoee Race Champion two years running and is on the Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine Athlete Team.  His name is always toward the top of the results in any race he enters!!  For those who do not know this British Bro make sure you check out his website for many of his racing accomplishments: http://chrishipgrave.com/

This one day course is designed for the intermediate/advanced boater and will focus on river running in modern whitewater racing kayaks in the context of a river trip.  It will be held on the Nolichucky Gorge in Erwin, TN. We will meet at USA Raft at 11am and should be done by late afternoon.  Participants should be comfortable on class III water and have a reliable roll.  Course will be limited to 14 students.  This course will likely fill up fast so be sure you register to reserve your spot.

COURSE OBJECTIVES: Paddle with and learn from Chris Hipgrave to GO FAST—need we say more?!?

COURSE PREREQUISITES: Students should be proficient in class III whitewater, have winter paddling gear, and have a solid roll.  Participants should be in good health and overall fitness and possess solid swimming ability.  Min age is 14 and accompanied by parent/guardian.

APEs Whitewater Long Boat Racing Clinic with Chris Hipgrave

APE's Logo

Do you want to learn how to go fast in kayak?

The Legendary Chris Hipgrave is joining the APEs for a GO FAST Session on the Nolichucky Gorge!

(Registration Deadline—Feb 6, 2016)

Appalachian Paddling Enthusiasts (APEs) is pleased to announce its first kayak racing clinic with Chris Hipgrave from the Nantahala Outdoor Center.  Chris is the current Ocoee Race Champion two years running and is on the Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine Athlete Team.  His name is always toward the top of the results in any race he enters!!  For those who do not know this British Bro make sure you check out his website for many of his racing accomplishments: http://chrishipgrave.com/

This one day course is designed for the intermediate/advanced boater and will focus on river running in modern whitewater racing kayaks in the context of a river trip.  It will be held on the Nolichucky Gorge in Erwin, TN. We will meet at USA Raft at 11am and should be done by late afternoon.  Participants should be comfortable on class III water and have a reliable roll.  Course will be limited to 14 students.  This course will likely fill up fast so be sure you register to reserve your spot.

COURSE OBJECTIVES: Paddle with and learn from Chris Hipgrave to GO FAST—need we say more?!?

COURSE PREREQUISITES: Students should be proficient in class III whitewater, have winter paddling gear, and have a solid roll.  Participants should be in good health and overall fitness and possess solid swimming ability.  Min age is 14 and accompanied by parent/guardian.

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