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The CPA offers many diversified activities and benefits providing a way for people to safely enjoy sea kayaking within the Chesapeake Bay region.

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SK101 registration is open here and SK102 Registration is open here

Pool sessions have been posted for Williamsburg and Fairlands. At this point, availability seems to be limited at pools around the area. Check here for any dates or efforts to coordinate indoor pool sessions.

A dozen CPA paddlers testing their cold water gear in Spa Creek on December 6, 2015

A group of 35 paddlers convened at Annapolis Canoe and Kayak on Saturday, December 6

Naughty and Nice at the CPA Holiday Party

 

About 40 people attended the 2015 edition of the CPA Holiday Party.

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Paddling Your Arm-Chair Into the Kayaking Season
After Winter Storm Jonas, it’s time for arm-chair paddlers to turn your minds to the upcoming paddling season. With the trip planning meeting on Sunday, February 7, NOW is the time to be thinking about where you want to paddle in the upcoming season. Come with your ideas for trips and events in 2016 and enjoy the fellowship with other paddlers while it’s cold outside. Experienced paddlers can help you refine and tune-up your paddle idea—chances are one of us has led a trip there already! We can also hook you up with a trip mentor who can have your back on leading a first trip. If you can’t make the Planning Meeting, email me your trip idea and... [More]

On Mon Feb 8th, 2016: Sunrise is at 7:06 AM EST, Sunset is at 5:39 PM EST
Don't forget your PFD, light and whistle!

A few random images from the CPA Photo Galleries

Some images from the CPA Picasa® Albums

Visit the CPA Gallery now. Or click on a thumbnail to jump to that album.
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Some images from the CPA Site Photo Albums

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Upcoming Events

February 14, 2016 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Led by  609-304-2381
Kayak practice sessions at the RF Wilkinson YMCA in Williamsburg, VA
February 20,  2016 (Saturday)
Led by  410-562-3466
Get your Greenland Paddle blank roughed out
February 28,  2016 (Sunday)
Led by  (410) 263-2303
Hear about kayaking the MITA from a certified Maine Guide and paddler.
February 28, 2016 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Led by  609-304-2381
Kayak practice sessions at the RF Wilkinson YMCA in Williamsburg, VA
March 13, 2016 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Led by  609-304-2381
Kayak practice sessions at the RF Wilkinson YMCA in Williamsburg, VA
March 19, 2016 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Led by  410-353-7221
Introduction to Sea Kayaking - West River Center, West River MD
March 26,  2016 (Saturday)
Led by  410-562-3466
Workshop participants will produce a Greenland paddle during this workshop. Participants can experience the entire process of building a paddle: obtaining the stock, planning and laying out the paddle dimensions, cutting the blank, and carving the paddle
March 27, 2016 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Led by  609-304-2381
Kayak practice sessions at the RF Wilkinson YMCA in Williamsburg, VA
April  2,  2016 (Saturday)
Led by  410-562-3466,   301-498-0722 leave a message
Come out and give back to the river by cleaning up from your boat.
April  9,  2016 (Saturday)
Led by  202-345-0606
Practice for endurance to circumnavigate Kent Island 11th year for the series

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