Spring 2017 Fishers Island Paddling Opportunities

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Spring 2017 Fishers Island Paddling Opportunities

Prime Paddlesports has two upcoming spring paddling opportunities in the Fishers Island Area that may be of interest to JSSKA Members:

Over the weekend of May 20/21 we are hosting our Pre-Season Skills shake-out in partnership with Kayak Wavology Coaches. This two-day program is aimed at advanced beginners and intermediate paddlers. One day will be spent on a protected waterway with a focus on foundational skills, including video analysis. On day two we will push into Fishers Island Sound to work on gaining comfort and confidence in more dynamic water. For those who may be interested in British Canoeing, we are able to offer BCU Two Star Training and Assessment over the two day period (additional BC Fees apply). Price per person is $395 per person which includes two days of instruction and very comfortable lodging on Friday and Saturday nights.

On the second weekend in June, over the dates of June 10, 11 & 12 we have arranged our first women's only program, Wild Women of the Waves; Fun and refinement off the coast of Connecticut. This program will be led by the renowned Ginni Callahan, BC Five Star Leader with support from the talented Robin Read. This three day program will be built around individual participant development and is appropriate for paddlers who have spent some time in open water environments before and have practiced both self and assisted rescues. The group will have various paddling options nearby including tide races, surf and rocks all within a reasonable drive. The plan for each day will be made the evening prior and will incorporate the groups needs & wants as well as weather variables. Price per person is $550 per person which included three nights of lodging and three days of instruction.

Both of the above programs will be run out of the Groton House, a beautiful victorian era home located on Avery Point in Groton Connecticut. Posh paddler accommodations that sleeps over 10 pp which features lots of amenities and room for participants and their gear. (including individual bedrooms).

Participants are responsible for their own meals. We have found that communally cooked dinners work well and give the group a chance to socialize and plan their next day, while enjoying each others company. This can be easily organized and executed by the participants. Folks fend for themselves for breakfast and lunch. There are lots of restaurants and stores nearby where folks can pick up necessities.

Participants are responsible for providing their own equipment. Rental equipment can be made available for an additional charge.

For more information, or to register for either of these programs please email us at [email protected]

Thanks. Stay safe and have fun.

Matt Kane
Prime Paddlesports