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Sea Kayak 2021 Summary

  • January 10, 2022 1:37 PM
    Message # 12252690
    Linda Decker (Administrator)

    HCKC Sea Kayak Fleet 2021 Summary Report

    The Sea Kayak fleet worked together to accomplish a fun and safe paddling season. We enjoyed paddling with many new members to new and past favorite destinations.

    Our large number of participants, both new and seasoned, on our extended trips, challenged us to improve communications and to keep paddlers safe on the water.

    New Destinations wouldn’t be possible without time and planning on the part of the trip sponsors and leads.  This year we explored:

    • ·       Door County, WI- Sponsor/lead Arnaldo Rodriguez
    • ·       Lake Jocassee, SC- Sponsor/lead Tony Pascuzzi & Nikki Robinson
    • ·       Pokagon State Park, IN – Sponsor/lead Suzy McCain

    Other Destinations Included:

    • ·       Apostle Islands, Wisc, This trip requires lots of pre-planning, daily planning and paddling expertise. Thanks to leaders Andy Thieneman , Marth Gitt, Nate Strong, Carol Anderson. Sponsor Linda Decker
    • ·       South Manitou, Michigan -Lead Brad Hughey
    • ·       Summit Lake – Lead Jim Eckerty
    • ·       Cagles Mill- Lead Wally Burchfield
    • ·       Lake Monroe Overnight – Jeff Stejskal
    • ·       Ohio River – Lead Robert Moore

    Safety & Skill Development 

    • ·       Eagle Creek Weekly Conditioning Paddle- Coordinator Jeff Stejskal
    • ·       Summit Lake Rescue Skills Camp – Coordinator Martha Gitt

    The Open Water Rescue was expanded to a two day training at Summit Lake. There were 27 participants!! This was a great opportunity to learn or practice rescue and safety skills. Additional trainers included -Nate Strong, Dave Ellis, Carol Anderson,  Dan Cavins and Wally Burchfield

    • ·       Open Water Skills Camp,Lake Michigan- Coordinator Nate Strong & trainer Martha Gitt

    16 Participants enjoyed practicing skills needed for paddling in more challenging condi

    The Sea Kayak group members also participated in other club activities

    • ·       Boat Demo Day at Geist – Coordinator Mariann Davis
    • ·       ACA Kayak Training -  Congratulations to New Kayak ACA Instructors for HCKC
    • o   Arnaldo Rodrigues L2
    • o   Jim Heichelbech L2
    • o   Linda Decker L2
    • o   Jeff Stejskal L1
    • o   Judy Thompson L1

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