Thursday, June 17, 2010

Paddlefest 2010

The 2010 Paddle Fest was held at Plum point on the Hudson River in New Windsor, NY  on June 13, 2010 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.
It was organized by the Mid-Hudson Adirondack Mountain club.  I don't know how many people attended but the parking lot was full.

The river connection along with EMS were both there with many different types of kayaks.  EMS had a huge rental fleet that was busy all day.  Marshall Seddon from The River Connection taught two classes on proper stroke techniques and the proper way to turn a kayak.  Turning requires more than just paddling.  It also requires  leaning the boat into its secondary stability point.  Going beyond this point results in suddenly being upside down and wet.  Yours truly managed to accomplish this and extended the scope of the class to the proper way to do an assisted rescue.

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