Home on the Parker River
Cold Water Paddling Event
Presented by Suz Hutchinson
Saturday October 25, 9:30 AM Suzanne Hutchinson will be leading a cold water paddling workshop Learning on the Go.
Bring your own kayak, or secure a rental from us, and join Suz’s workshop on the water. Topics covered will include:
- Cold water physiology and clothing; recognizing hypothermia
- Dunk tests
- Rescues and tows
- Warm up practice -on-water and on-shore.
The paddling will be within level 2 guidelines on the North Shore Paddling Network’s website: http://www.nspn.org/paddle_levels.htm Please read these before signing up.
If you would be interested in using a drysuit Suz will be bringing Kokatat demo suits, and Newbury Kayak and Canoe will have some available on a first come first serve basis.
Suz expects the workshop to last from the 9:30 start time until about 2:00 in the afternoon, please bring woolie socks, lots of layers, a lunch, a hot drink, and your sense of adventure!
RSVP to to Suz by the North Shore Paddlers Network website: http://www.nspn.org or to us at http://newburykayak.com or by phone at (978) 465-0312. If you have questions regarding the course, or what we have in stock for cold weather water gear, please get in touch, it is too soon to hang up your paddle!