KIX Newsletter June, 2003

Mooning the Current

Practice Mooning the Current!

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Newsletter, June 2003

Just Some Quick News

We are just speeding along into summer over here! The past few weekends have been filled with instructor, white-water and swift-water rescue courses! Here is a link to a "scrapbook" of images from the last few weeks. Pictures say more than words! (May be slow loading).

Ongoing Tuesday and Thursday evening skills clinics - drop in!

Upcoming Dates

June 7 - Staff training, Olympic Outdoor Center

June 8 - Women's Afternoon Paddle, Bike and Paddle, Port Angeles - sign-up now or forever hold your peace! I've heard there is some excitement revolving around this afternoon. We hope to explore Freshwater Bay and the sea cliffs - weather dependent - and then have a bite to eat. Ajourn to Port Townsend for Sunday salsa!

June 14 - First Annual Kayakathon, Adventuress. Also a possible intermediate white-water day.

June 15 - Beginning Sea Kayaking in Port Townsend. One pool session, one day on the water.

June 21 - 22 Intermediate Whitewater, Snoqualamie River

June 28-29 Deception Pass, Intermediate strokes, braces and rescues followed by current work and rescue scenarios. Take kayaking to a new level.

July 5th weekend - Time out, Fourth of July and Taj Mahal!

July 12, 13 and 19, 20 The next beginning whitewater class through Aqua Sports and Outdoor Adventures in Redmond!

July 24th - 27th or 28th - San Juan Tour - Instruction based we will all contribute to gourmet food while we navigate about the outer islands. Begins on San Juan Island. With luck we will paddle to Stewart Island and camp for two nights. We can circumnavigate Stewart and take some nice day hikes. We may also camp on Tern or Jones. I'll bring the breakfasts - pancakes with butter and real maple syrrup, mmm. Sunrise Coffee from Port Townsend...

August 14 - 18 Outdoor Retailer Show, Salt Lake City American Canoe Association instructor development workshop, Deception Pass and Washington Park, near Anacortes, WA

October 1 - 6 - American Canoe Association instructor development workshop and exam, Hong Kong

October 17 - 19 - American Canoe Association instructor certification exam, Washington

October 24 - 26 - American Canoe Association instructor development workshop , St. Augustine, Florida

October 17 - 19 - American Canoe Association instructor certification exam, St. Augustine, Florida

How about some teambuilding by kayak - great for those intra-office dynamics!

*deposits needed to hold spaces in above courses

Pool Slalom - on hold now that summer is here!

Paddling Tips

This is the time to practice good form while forward paddling - use that whole body from your toes to your shoulders! Shoulders rotate from ten o'clock to two o'clock...Are you rotating that torso or do you think you are rotating your torso? Maybe you are "doing the bicycle" with those arms. Have a friend check you out!

Tooting One's Own Horn -

From our whitewater weekend - "I wanted to say the class was a blast and I hope all the same people can get another class set up for the next step"


Movie clips of paddling! Movies You will need the Quicktime player from the Apple:

The On-line Store!

Click Here Check it out! (For one thing, I need the click-throughs!)

My article on whitewater kayaking - City Sports NW - Whitewater Kayaking

Andree Hurley Kayak Instruction Excellence <> 211 Taylor Street, Suite Five Port Townsend, WA 98368 (360) 379-4182 (206) 669-1622 cell

Brochure - Brochure


Download the Course Schedule and Brochure. (PDF)

Sign-up sheet. (PDF)
Deposits are required for each course. If an attendee cancels within two weeks prior to the course, we will refund all but $50.00 kept for processing. After two weeks no refund will occur due to scheduling of instructors, rooms and other costs associated with logistics.
A signed liability waiver is required before each class begins.
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Map to Port Townsend
The green area to the northeast is the area Fort Worden is in. You can use your mouse to make the map larger.
Once you get to Port Townsend, you will see signs to Fort Worden.

Directions to Oak Bay Park

*Note: If you are flying in and need kayak rental, we can arrange that for you in Port Townsend. Please let us know in advance. You can also check Kayak Port Townsend

Lodging: As many are on a budget, recommended lodging is the hostel, ((360) 385-0655), which is adjacent to the building we like to use. The hostel is $17.00 per night, add on $8.00 if you get a private room (reserved for couples except during a slow season.
We have also recently recommended the Quimper Inn Bed and Breakfast. The phone number is 800-557-1060.

Kayak Instruction Excellence (KIX)

Location: 211 Taylor Street, Port Townsend, WA, 98368

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