APE’s & TEHCC Beginner Whitewater Kayak Course

(Registration Deadline – 5/23/2015)

 

 

APE's LogoTEHCC LOGO If you’ve ever thought how much fun it would be to learn how to kayak now’s your chance!!  The Beginner Whitewater Kayak Course, sponsored by the Appalachian Paddling Enthusiasts (APEs) and the Tennessee Eastman Hiking and Canoeing Club, will be held May 30th and 31st in the Tri-Cities area. The clinic is designed for anyone wanting to learn the fundamentals of whitewater kayaking that will ensure a fun and safe time on the river. No previous experience is necessary. Instruction will consist of one day on flat water and one day on the river. As in the past, there will continue to be a strong emphasis on safety. Participants will be responsible for providing their own gear and transportation, although loaner gear is available on a first come basis.

Minimum required gear: Whitewater kayak, double-bladed (kayak) paddle, whitewater helmet, spray skirt, PFD (life jacket), closed-toe water shoes or booties (sneakers are fine too but they’ll get wet).  Additionally, it is recommended that each student bring a wicking type shirt (no cotton) for wear while on the water, sunscreen and a rain jacket.  Students are responsible for bringing their own lunch and drinking water/sports drinks.

 

Schedule: 

May 30th (Sat) Lake instruction, 8am-4pm

Location: Warrior’s Path State Park.

Students must participate on Saturday to participate on Sunday.

 

May 31st (Sun) River Trip, class II, 8am-4pm

Location: Lower Nolichucky River.

Note: Instructors reserve the right to exclude anyone if they believe safety will be compromised.

 

Cost: $75.00 per student (which includes a $5 ACA event membership fee and a $10 APEs membership fee). If you are already a member of either organization deduct that portion of the cost.

 

REGISTRATION:  There are two ways to register:

1. Online: Register online at http://www.riverapes.org/registration.html. After submitting your registration you will be directed to http://www.riverapes.org/paypal-1.html to pay for the course using PayPal.  Your online registration will also double for your APE’s membership form.

2. Mail: CLICK HERE for Clinic Registration Form and mail in with payment made out to APEs to Scott Fisher: 109 Highland Gate Dr., Johnson City, TN 37615 by 5/23/2015.   No need to fill out and send in a separate membership form.  Your registration form will also double for your APE’s membership form.

ONLINE NOTE: Courses not listed in Registration Course Menu are full.  Please contact Scott at TFisher1@its.jnj.com to be placed on waiting list.

 

QUESTIONS: Contact Scott at tfisher1@its.jnj.com or 276-698-4644

Watauga Gorge Race

The Race is set for Saturday, April 11, 2015 @ 2:00 PM!

News from Eric Chance on Boatertalk:

If you want to stand in line for an hour for some waterslides, you should go to 6-flags or the Tallulah this weekend, otherwise you should come out for the Watauga Race*.

Be at the put-in, with shuttle set at 2pm.

Format will be the same as previous years– mass start free for all from the put-in to the pool below Stateline.

The start time is late enough for folks to get a practice lap in (which I would recommend if you aren’t familiar with the run), or if it rains more to get a quick lap on something else. Also, Try to bring as few cars up to the top as possible, as parking up there is limited. People can also hang out and camp after the race at the take-out or next door at Dave’s.

Bring it…..

*The Watauga Race is not a race, it’s a group paddle with no one setting safety and maybe even no one keeping track of the time, so don’t race if you aren’t comfortable running the Watauga solo.

New Green River Key Access Update

News from Green River Access Fund:

The new keys for the Green River are in the house. They will be for sale online in the next couple days. We will have keys for sale at the River Clean Up after party on March 28th. They will also be for sale at Green River Adventures starting April 2nd. Please keep the gate open until then.

New Green River Key Access Update

News from Green River Access Fund:

The new keys for the Green River are in the house. They will be for sale online in the next couple days. We will have keys for sale at the River Clean Up after party on March 28th. They will also be for sale at Green River Adventures starting April 2nd. Please keep the gate open until then.

New Green River Key Access Update

News from Green River Access Fund:

The new keys for the Green River are in the house. They will be for sale online in the next couple days. We will have keys for sale at the River Clean Up after party on March 28th. They will also be for sale at Green River Adventures starting April 2nd. Please keep the gate open until then.

New Green River Key Access Update

News from Green River Access Fund:

The new keys for the Green River are in the house. They will be for sale online in the next couple days. We will have keys for sale at the River Clean Up after party on March 28th. They will also be for sale at Green River Adventures starting April 2nd. Please keep the gate open until then.

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