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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.

The KIP series is for paddlers who want to have a distance challenge, build their skills and knowledge of paddling.

The Votes have been counted & congratulations to the 2015 Club officers.

 

We have new CPA trip waivers. All participants in CPA sponsored on-water trips and events must sign a legal release form. Trip & event leaders are responsible for collecting signed releases & for returning them to the Club Secretary. Failure to collect, save & forward these waivers may invalidate trip leader coverage under our liability policy.
The CPA has a dedicated space for paddlers seeking or selling gear.
Mix and mingle with fellow paddlers. Talk about kayaking events, paddling trips, gear, and much, much more.

Teach Up—Clean Up—Gear Up

Old Man Winter is finally on the run, and there are stirrings of activity as the buds swell and the new paddling season stirs.

CPA had a successful SK101 for those new to the sea kayaking sport.  We're looking forward to:

Patuxtent Clean up on April 4

Boat and Paddle Workshop on April 12

17th Annual SK102 On-Water Training April 24-26

SK203 Trip Leader Training on May 24

and the opening of the Piracies as... [More]

 

On Fri Apr 17th, 2015: Sunrise is at 6:26 AM EDT, Sunset is at 7:49 PM EDT
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.
To add your photos, email them to with a descriptive subject line.

Some images from the CPA Site Photo Albums

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Upcoming Events

April 19,  2015 (Sunday)
Led by  703-376-8268
The paddle is a leisurely scenic 8.6 mile round trip lasting 3-4 hours through banks of blooming Virginia bluebells and wonderful marsh, river, and run eco systems.
April 24 2015 4:00 PM to April 26 2015 1:00 PM
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17th Annual SK102 at Lake Anna \
April 30,  2015 (Thursday)
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PoG launches weekly at 6:30 PM from Columbia Island Marina
May  1 2015 12:00 AM to May  8 2015 12:00 AM
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A week of sailing kayaks and canoes with a group of kayak sailing enthusiasts.
May  1 2015 3:00 PM to May  3 2015 5:00 PM
Led by  703-376-8268
Assateague kayak camper paddle is an 11 mile bayside paddle to an overnight backcountry campsite with a potluck dinner
May  6,  2015 (Wednesday)
Led by  410-531-5641
Wednesday evening paddles in Anne Arundel County at various locations
May  7,  2015 (Thursday)
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PoG launches weekly at 6:30 PM from Columbia Island Marina
May  9,  2015 (Saturday)
Led by  202 345 0606
The KIP series is for paddlers who want to have a distance challenge, build their skills and knowledge of paddling. It is meant for those that join in, to have a bonding experience with each other, the paddle and meet their goals.
May  9,  2015 (Saturday)
Led by  301-498-0722 (leave a message)
Kick off this tour of the Lower Potomac River with a run from Columbia Island Marina to Bell Haven Marina and return
May  9,  2015 (Saturday)
Led by  410-573-1240, 
EMS Store in Annapolis offers free kayak demos on the water at Truxtun Park

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