Paddling Season is here and I can’t wait to get back out on the water. I hope everyone is ready for the season to start like I am but have you checked out your boat (S) and gear? I was thinking the other day when I was rolling my Antix and how loose in the hips I was and I need to put a couple of paddes in there to make it so I “wear” my boat. I also have on my list of gear checks is my camping gear to make sure my stove for example is working and I’m not eating cold chow after a day of paddling.
Something I hope everyone thinks about is brushing up on their skills by taking one of the many classes we offer in the club. If you have a certain skill that you would love to learn or brush up on ask the Safety and Training Committee to look into it and see if we can put it on the schedule. When I was going through my Kayak Instructor Course, my Instructor Trainer kept telling my class that the first stroke you learn is the forward stroke but it is the last one you master! I hope everyone has a great month and I also hope to see everyone on the water.
Your Skipper, John Gates