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Moving Water 1 - Kayaking

  • 2024-04-27
  • 8:30 AM
  • DuPage River, Shorewood
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  • Member $30
  • Non-member $50

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  Saturday, April 27, 2024
Leader: Bharat Meshwani

Co-Leader: Marlena Bertolozzi

Location:   DuPage River at Hammel Woods, Shorewood.

GPS: 41.52265, -88.19433 

Category:  Instruction, Advanced Beginner
In this class, ACA certified instructors will teach you basic moving water skills that every river kayaker should know. Students will build on the skills learned in the Introduction to Kayaking class, and will learn river skills as upstream ferries, downstream ferries, eddy turns and peel outs.  Students will also receive instruction on reading the river and recognizing hazards such as strainers (downed trees) and foot entrapment.  

Paddlers must register / sign up as only registered paddlers will receive details and updates.

PREREQUISITE: Students must have completed the PSC Introduction to Kayaking class. If you have not attended the PSC Introduction to Kayaking class, you must discuss with the instructor before signing up.

Pricing:  $30 for PSC members, $50 for non-PSC members. $10.00 non-ACA member fee (see below).

Participants will need to bring their own boat, paddle, PFD, snacks, lunch, and all personal items. Instructors will contact participants prior to the event with special instructions or equipment needs.  Participants are recommended to bring a helmet if they have one.

ACA membership is required for participation. You will be asked to purchase a $10 one-day membership or provide your ACA membership number. 

ACA: American Canoe Association

Plan: Please arrive no later than 8:30 AM.  Please arrive on time for us to get started on time.

8:30 to 9:00:      Unload your boat, suit up.

9:00 to 10:15:    On land instruction.

10:15 to 11:00   Shuttle.

11:00 to 3:30:    Safety Check, On Water instruction.  We will eat lunch at a pre-determined location during the trip.

3:30:                  Retrospective and Feedback.

Restroom: There is a port-a-potty at the putin.  There is none at the take out. Please plan accordingly.

Instructor Contact Information: 

Name: Bharat Meshwani


Phone #: 847-932-9025

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