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Apr
27

Kayak Demo Days

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A couple of  local shops have announced on-the-water demo days in the near future. Demo days always generate lots of interest. If you’re new to the sport demo days are a great opportunity to actually try a kayak on the water.

The Dinghy Shop in Amityville will be doing demos on Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1, 2011.

Empire Kayaks in Island Park will be doing demos on Sunday, May 22, 2011.

Unless you have the experience, and a really good idea of what kayak you like, it’s important you try it before you buy it. And, if you’re an experienced kayaker there’s always the need to try the latest high performance boat.  Here’s your chance to check them out.

It’s also a good idea to contact the shop beforehand to make a reservation to make sure the kayaks you would like to try are available.

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Apr
24

Hudson River Greenland Festival 2011

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Registration is now open for the Hudson River Greenland Kayak Festival.  The event will be held at Croton Point Park right on the Hudson River and runs from June 24 thru June 26. Several NACK paddlers attended the event last year so here’s a posting from that event.

New to the HRGF this year is a Greenland Paddle making class taught by Chris Raab of Tuktu Paddles.  Chris is a talented craftsman and a great instructor. Having previously taught a paddle making class for NACK on Long Island, we can attest to his teaching skills.  With a few simple tools anyone can make a greenland paddle.  Class space is limited so act quickly.

 

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Mar
31

Kayak Roll DVD 1st Roll by Jay Babina

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Learn to roll your kayak. There are several good DVDs out there that can help a kayaker  learn how to roll their boat. But 1st Roll by Jay Babina is probably the only one that deals exclusively with rolling a sea kayak. No whitewater boats. From the DVD… “Learning the Eskimo Roll is every kayakers dream from the moment they venture out on their first paddling experience. The idea of bringing yourself upright from a capsize is not only unique to the design of the kayak but remains one of the utmost safety skills that the sea kayaker can learn. “1st ROLL” addresses the concerns of the novice kayaker and demonstrates a simplified approach to learning the extended paddle roll, which is the easiest style roll to learn for beginners.”  With this DVD, and some professional instruction, you can easily learn to roll your kayak.

This DVD has been out there for a while but  is not well known since it’s not marketed by the big guys or Amazon.com It is available directly from Jay.  Jay is probably best known as a designer and builder who created the Greenland style Outer Island strip built kayak that was later used as the basis for the Impex Outer Island.

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Saturday and Sunday, April 24 and 25, 2010 the Dinghy Shop in Amityville,  New York, will have all their kayaks available for on water paddling.  This is your chance to get down there and try the boats.  Demos will run from 10AM until 5 PM each day.  The shop is located at 334 South Bayview Ave in Amityville and the shop number is 631.264.0005.

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Mar
28

Hudson River Greenland Kayak Festival

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The Hudson River Greenland Festival will be held in Croton Point Park June 25, 26 and 27, 2010. The park is 508-acres situated on a peninsula on the east shore of the Hudson River. It is located in Croton-on-Hudson, Westchester County, New York. The focus of the festival is to learn, refine, and share traditional kayaking techniques in a stimulating and enjoyable environment. Whether you are new, along, or far down this path, this promises to be a great weekend of Greenland-Style kayaking!

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Nov
07

**KAYAK SALE!

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Attention!

Captain Kayak  is having a HUGE Fall sale on ALL KAYAKS!
We welcome you to come down and we’ll be happy to help you.

-Stephanie
(proud Captain Kayak staff member)

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