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Storm Gathering 2017

Storm Gathering USA is a sea kayak symposium designed for those wanting to take their skills to the next level. There are classes designed for advanced-beginners, intermediate paddlers, advanced paddlers and instructor level paddlers. Coaches are carefully selected, and classes are designed with each coach’s unique talents in mind. 

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2016/2017 Pool Sessions

2016/2017 Pool Sessions

The warm sunny dry weather is behind us while the cold dark and wet weather looms ahead. Fret not, local paddling clubs and organizations have rented time at local indoor pools with warm water and bright lights. These pools are located all over the Puget Sound area from Tacoma to Shoreline.

Here is a list of clubs hosting pool times that I know about:

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2016 Deception Pass Dash

2016 Deception Pass Dash

This annual Northwest paddling tradition is open to paddlers ages 16+. The race will be held on the morning of Sunday, December 11th, 2016. Check-in will begin at 9am, and the race will start at 12noon. You can register online or by calling 425-883-9039.

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Charts: Essential Tools for Navigation

Charts: Essential Tools for Navigation

On October 21st, NOAA Announced an end to traditional paper charts. What does this mean for the kayaking community? Paper charts are one of the essential tools for marine navigation. NOAA has been printing paper charts for mariners for over 150 years but with the increasing use of GPS and other electronic devices, the demand for the paper charts has decreased and NOAA has decided to get out of the printing business. Instead it will rely on private vendors to sell and print the "Print on Demand" paper charts.

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