KIX Newsletter March, 2004

Whitewater Kayaking Class
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Newsletter, March 2004

Just Some Quick News

The winter has flown by with teaching skiing at the Stevens Pass Ski School. We different segments of the population than I'm used to - a great international crowd and fun kids. I have been working on getting the basic Level One certification. I have a lot of new new tips and tricks!

I am now really excited about my Spring and early summer training! I'll be running several in-house staff trainings in Seattle, New York and Alaska! I am also going to work on my Instructor Trainer for Whitewater at the Nantahala Outdoor Center (thank you)!

We are beginning our first whitewater class of the season this weekend - produced and directed by Outdoor Adventures and Aquasports.

Upcoming Dates

Check the URL for the spring schedule:

Paddler's Corner

I've become the access chair for the Washington Kayak Club and this plus my renewed interest in whitewater has made me painfully aware of some issues. In our own backyard our favorite river is being affected not only by the power company which uses it for electricity, but FERC, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. These two bodies have very little understanding of the needs of whitewater boaters. Look out for them in your own backyard! The American Whitewater Association has been working on these issues nationwide and are very helpful when digging through massive documents (which one of our other members has been dutifully doing).

Have you ever wanted to design your own kayak or canoe? Do you have Apple/Mac OSX? Check this out: Create a kayak program

The On-line Store

10% off any product bought before March 31th!

Products for kayakers:

Rapidstyle Fuzzy Rubber Clothing: Gaia Kayak Accessories: Kayak Storage by Talic: Audubon Binoculars: Adventure Medical Kits: Kestrel Handheld Weather Monitor: ...and a bunch more stuff - even things for your dog!


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

The On-line Store!

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

Brochure - Brochure

Andree Hurley

Kayak Instruction Excellence

211 Taylor Street, Suite Five

Port Townsend, WA 98368

(360) 379-4182

(206) 669-1622 cell


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.

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