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Monthly Archives: January 2018

APE Strokes & Concepts Clinic with Stephen Wright

A pool session with the Hobbit King to improve your paddling techniques! ( Registration Deadline—Jan 29, 2018 ) Appalachian Paddling Enthusiasts (APEs) is pleased to announce another of its Paddle with the Pros clinics with Stephen Wright.  Jackson Kayak Factory Team member, Stephen, is a 5-time U.S. National Freestyle Champion, took 3 rd place in the World Championships in both 2009 and 2011, US Freestyle team member 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, & 2017 , was the Pan American Champion in 2011 and was the World Champion for Squirt Boating in 2015. This one evening course is designed for the boater who wants to deal deeper into proper paddling techniques in a kayak.  The clinic will be held at Freedom Hall Pool in Johnson City, TN.  Course will be limited to 10 students.  This course will likely fill up fast so be sure to send in your registration and payment to reserve your spot ASAP.

The Bend Kayakers go to Mexico

Pyranha Freedom Hall Pool Demo

Chris Hipgrave will be joining us on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at our weekly pool session.  Chris will have all the hottest new kayak designs from Pyranha for free demo and he’ll be there to help with paddling instruction.

18th Annual Millrace Massacre & Iceman Championships

January 6, 2018 Columbia, SC on the Saluda River Home of the Saluda Boyz Registration: 9:30-11:00 Racing Begins at High Noon Cost 20 Dollars Millrace Massacre The first race of the day will be the Millrace Massacre which will commence at high noon.

Elizabethton Whitewater Park Presentation

When: Saturday, February 17 at 2:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.

2018 National Paddling Film Festival

Come see American Whitewater and the year’s best photos and videos at the National Paddling Film Festival (NPFF)! This year’s NPFF will be held on February 16-17 in Frankfort, KY at the Buffalo Trace Distillery. Grab your tickets online early and save some cabbage