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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.

We've periodically been having some website issues lately where links aren't always working. We are working on troubleshooting these issues and arranging a permanent fix. In the interim, you can go to the CPA calendar by clicking here .  If you need to go to the piracy info page, click here
ATTENTION all paddlers who enjoy the South River! Effective NOW- the Pirates will be starting a new tradition of kayak- roving to new launches within the County and to try out new creeks and coves along the Bay. Our new launches are part of the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation & Parks string of new pocket parks- check out the locations: http://www.aacounty.org/RecParks/launch/index.cfm#Sites. These sites have car-top launches and give basic and decent access to the water...
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.

Now Is the Summer of Our Content

To paraphrase Shakespeare, now is our time to get out and paddle. The days are long, the air and water are warm and inviting, and the pace of life slows, even if just a little, to let us enjoy our sport to its fullest. No matter what else is going on, I urge you to get out on the Chesapeake waters NOW!

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On Fri Aug 1st, 2014: Sunrise is at 6:08 AM EDT, Sunset is at 8:21 PM EDT
Don't forget your PFD, light and whistle!

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Upcoming Events

August  2,  2014 (Saturday)
Led by  914 318 4630
Yonkers Paddling & Rowing Club announcement
August  2,  2014 (Saturday)
Led by  410-531-5641,  Rich Stevens
Let's go to the native lotus ablooming in the coves on the upper Sassafras River
August  2,  2014 (Saturday)
Led by  301.873.2410
Level 1-2 Skills Assessment
August  3,  2014 (Sunday)
Mattawoman Creek (Beginner) 
Led by  (301) 283-2391, cell 301 751 0368,  Linda Witkin cell 301 385 3614
Paddle to the lotus on Mattawoman Creek
August  5,  2014 (Tuesday)
Led by  (571) 659-3319
Weekly piracy for the Virginia Potomac
August  5, 2014 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Led by  443-962-7612,  Rick Wiebush
Tuesday evening Skills Class - Strokes
August  6,  2014 (Wednesday)
Led by  703-624-6007
Meet and paddle Wednesdays at Belle Haven Marina
August  6,  2014 (Wednesday)
Led by  410-531-5641
Wednesday evening paddles in Anne Arundel County at various locations
August  7,  2014 (Thursday)
Led by  443 655 0727
Pirates of the North (PON) Weekly Paddle, Thursdays 6 PM
August  7, 2014 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Led by  410-535-2348/301-249-4895, 
Weekly evening kayak trips on the lower Patuxent from Solomons, Maryland

More events...

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