2017 PWA Paddlers
Our 13th Season for salt water paddles & 3rd season for flat water paddles
Check below for this year’s schedule of paddles sponsored by Pemaquid Watershed Association. The paddles are free, and the public is welcome. Most paddles commence at 10:00 a.m. (unless otherwise noted) on Saturday and Wednesday and generally last approximately 2 to 3 hours.
Equipment and Safety Requirements:
- Paddlers must provide their own kayak or canoe.
- Paddlers must wear a personal flotation device (life jacket).
- Paddlers must utilize appropriate safety gear.
- Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
- All paddlers participating in PWA trips are responsible for their own safety and each participant should determine in advance if conditions are suitable for his/her skill level.
- All paddlers must have a written release form on file with PWA or complete one at the time of the paddle. The release form also may be obtained from the paddle leader.
Paddling on Your Own
2017 PWA Paddlers Schedule
PWA Paddlers are sponsoring 21 saltwater and 15 flat water paddles. The paddles are free, and the public is welcome to accompany PWA. Unless noted, most paddles commence rain or shine at 10 a.m. on Saturdays and last 2 to 3 hours. Paddlers are requested to arrive 30 minutes prior to launch time. Paddlers must provide their own kayak, wear a personal flotation device (life jacket) and provide their own safety gear and drinking water. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. All paddlers participating in PWA trips are responsible for their own safety, and each participant should determine in advance if conditions are suitable for his/her skill level. All paddlers must have a written release on file with PWA or complete one at the time of the paddle. Releases may be obtained at the PWA Paddlers web site or from the paddle leader. Peter Lawrence may be contacted at 207-563-7663 (spring), 207-563-3104 (summer) or email@example.com for additional information.
Usually there will be two leaders for each paddle. The leader at the front of the “float” will be in overall charge. He or she will describe the route beforehand, and will have a map, a cell phone, a marine phone, a tow rope, and an extra paddle in his kayak. The leader at the rear will shepherd the group along. Individual kayakers may want to carry similar safety gear as well. Sun screen and a hat are also highly advisable. Experienced paddlers Peter Lawrence, Diane Gilman, Chuck Ebert, Jean Smith, Denis McWhan, Nancy Kaake, Michael Lampman, Tom Hayden and Garth Welch will lead the salt-water trips while Jean Smith will lead the fresh-water.
Paddlers are asked to stay together during the trip, and if there is any reason to depart from the paddle to inform one of the paddle leaders.
In the event of adverse weather, the decision to cancel the paddle will be made at the start point at 10 a.m. Cancelled paddles are automatically rescheduled for the next day, Sunday at 10 a.m.
This is the thirteenth year of the PWA paddlers. Remember that all of the “regulars” were once new. So we welcome all those who would like to join us on the water!
Flatwater Paddle weather cancellations: None at this time.
Contact Jean Smith at 790-8143 or 312-3846
Saltwater Paddle weather cancellations:
Contact Peter Lawrence at 563-7663, 563- 3104 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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