APEs Advanced Creeking Clinic with Clay Wright

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Refine your creeking skills from the first Green Race Winner, Clay Wright!

(Registration Deadline—April 4, 2015)

Appalachian Paddling Enthusiasts (APEs) is pleased to announce the third of its Paddle with the Pros clinics, this time by hosting an Advanced 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 aspiring advanced level creek boater.  Previous creeking experience, class 4 or higher proficiency and a solid roll are required.  The course will take place on a river similar to the Watauga 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’re a creek boater looking to up his or her game 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 Advanced Creeking Clinic with Clay Wright

APE's Logo

Refine your creeking skills from the first Green Race Winner, Clay Wright!

(Registration Deadline—April 4, 2015)

Appalachian Paddling Enthusiasts (APEs) is pleased to announce the third of its Paddle with the Pros clinics, this time by hosting an Advanced 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 aspiring advanced level creek boater.  Previous creeking experience, class 4 or higher proficiency and a solid roll are required.  The course will take place on a river similar to the Watauga 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’re a creek boater looking to up his or her game 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 Advanced Creeking Clinic with Clay Wright

APE's Logo

Refine your creeking skills from the first Green Race Winner, Clay Wright!

(Registration Deadline—April 4, 2015)

Appalachian Paddling Enthusiasts (APEs) is pleased to announce the third of its Paddle with the Pros clinics, this time by hosting an Advanced 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 aspiring advanced level creek boater.  Previous creeking experience, class 4 or higher proficiency and a solid roll are required.  The course will take place on a river similar to the Watauga 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’re a creek boater looking to up his or her game 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 Advanced Creeking Clinic with Clay Wright

APE's Logo

Refine your creeking skills from the first Green Race Winner, Clay Wright!

(Registration Deadline—April 4, 2015)

Appalachian Paddling Enthusiasts (APEs) is pleased to announce the third of its Paddle with the Pros clinics, this time by hosting an Advanced 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 aspiring advanced level creek boater.  Previous creeking experience, class 4 or higher proficiency and a solid roll are required.  The course will take place on a river similar to the Watauga 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’re a creek boater looking to up his or her game 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: Development and refinement of skills that will allow participants to increase their competency and comfort on class 4/5 creeks.

COURSE PREREQUISITES: Students should have previous creeking experience, be proficient in minimum class 4 whitewater and have a solid roll.  Participants should be in good health and overall fitness and possess solid swimming ability. Min age is 14.

 

WHERE: River similar in difficulty to Watauga, specific location TBD

WHEN: Sunday, April 12, 2015

TIME: 9:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M. (EST)

COST: $85 for APEs/TEHCC members; $95 for non-APEs/TEHCC members (tuition includes APEs membership).                   Non-Refundable after Apr 4 unless replacement found.

CLASS SIZE: Classes will be limited to 10 participants

MEALS: Students are responsible for their own lunch on the river

 

MINIMUM PERSONAL GEAR:  Whitewater creek boat, type III PFD, whitewater helmet, paddle, sprayskirt, protective clothing suitable for weather/water conditions, closed-toe protective footwear, whistle, throw rope, drinking water, lunch/snacks in a waterproof bag

 

REGISTRATIONThere 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.  APEs (or TEHCC) membership is required to participate and can also be purchased online at http://www.riverapes.org/paypal-1.html for $10.  No need to fill out and send in a separate membership form.  Your online registration will double for that purpose.

2. Mail: Click Here to download the PDF Registration Form and mail in with payment made out to APEs to Scott Fisher: 109 Highland Gate Dr., Johnson City, TN 37615. Those mailing in their registration can add the $10 annual APEs membership fee to their course payment.  No need to fill out and send in a separate membership form.  Your registration form will double for that purpose.

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

Help American Whitewater win $5,000!‏

American Whitewater is excited to let you know we’re part of a really cool campaign called the “Moosejaw x Patagonia Charity Thing .” It’s a friendly charity competition involving a group of causes that were hand-picked by Patagonia and Moosejaw to compete to raise the most money between now and March 13th. The top raising charities get donations of $5,000, $3,000 or $2,000.

Here’s where we need your help…

Please Go Here and make a donation to American Whitewater! We’ll put the money to good use protecting and restoring flows and ensuring that you can access and enjoy whitewater rivers.

 

As an extra bonus, every time you give at least $25, you’ll be entered for a chance to win a $500 Patagonia shopping spree from Moosejaw! That means for every $25, you’ll get an entry. So, the more you donate, the more chances you’ll get to win.

 

AND, if you donate $100 or more, we’ll enter you to win an American Whitewater Hoodie Sweatshirt.

If you have any questions, please Email Crowdrise and they’ll dig in right away.

Thanks so much!

American Whitewater

 

Please Click Here for the $500 Patagonia Shopping Spree rules.

 

Families Paddle Too 2015

4th Annual Families Paddle Too!

When: Memorial Day Weekend

Where: Smokey Mountain Meadows Campground, 755 E Alarka Rd, Bryson City, North Carolina 28713

Cost: 1 child free with every paid adult. Adult camping fees will be $11 on a numbered tent site and $10 in group camping.

For more Info and to volunteer, contact coordinator Brent Summerfield: summerfieldbrent@gmail.com

Contact Terry and Debbie Haughton for campsite at: Smoky Mountain Meadows Campground, 755 East Alarka Rd, Bryson City NC 28713 – (828) 488-3672

smokymtnmeadows.com

The plan is to meet each morning to discuss river options to paddle. If folks want more organized activities then we need volunteers to step up to help.

Do we want a group dinner? Then we need folks to step up to plan it. Maybe some evening activities for the kids. Who can plan it? If you have an idea, then go for it. If you are willing to help, let Brent know.

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