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Jan
11

NACK Winter 2021 Newsletter

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The new year brings us a new NACK Winter Newsletter with a new editor. Hal has retired from the position of Newsletter Editor after many years of service. He did a terrific job and his newsletters were a tremendous contribution to the success NACK has enjoyed. We are all grateful for the time and effort spent on each edition. Paul C. has accepted the position of Newsletter editor and has done a great job on the Winter 2021 Edition. A complete collection of previous editions is available under the Library tab at the top of the page.

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Jan
05

Rolling Into the New Year

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New Years Eve 2020 at the Dinghy Shop

Might as well start the New Year right. A few months ago a some hearty North Atlantic Canoe & Kayak members came up with the idea of starting the New Year right. They decided to get together on New Years Eve, on the water, and roll over to end the old year and come back up in a new year. Talk about starting the year off right. Just a word of warning…don’t try this at home!

Watch the video

These folks have learned their skills in controlled conditions and regularly practice together. They are also dressed right for immersion in cold water, wearing dry suits, hoods, gloves and of course their PFDs (personal flotation devices, a.k.a. life jackets. Every one was screened before hand, maintained social distancing, and wore masks whenever possible.

Jim at the Dinghy Shop in Amityville was kind enough to host the event and allowed us to use their facilities. The shop is right on the water and provided support and a warm fire for after the event. In case you don’t know they also sell and rent kayaks, paddle boards and sailboats. They also have a full line of accessories and clothing like drysuits 🙂 too.

Year round paddling can be safe and enjoyable if done right.

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Nov
19

Remembering Bob Horchler

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The recent passing of North Atlantic Canoe & Kayak Vice President Robert (Bob) Horchler was met with great sadness by the membership.  Bob had generously spent a great deal of time behind the scenes keeping our membership and work-credit files up to date.  

He was also an enthusiastic paddler and was always there at peer practice sessions helping others to hone their skills.  Bob was always willing to get wet for boat-over drills.  He will long be remembered for his outgoing personality and his devotion to the North Atlantic Canoe & Kayak motto: We’re serious about fun!

Alan has put together a brief video memorializing the good times with Bob.

Remembering the good times with Bob Horchler 

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Oct
05

North Atlantic Canoe & Kayak is on Facebook

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Check out North Atlantic Canoe & Kayak on Facebook 

There is plenty more about North Atlantic Canoe & Kayak on Facebook.  Lots of photos and information on some of our latest trips. 

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Oct
05

NACK Fall 2019 Newsletter

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The Fall 2019 Newsletter is now on line.  Hal has done another great job with lots of interesting content.  Read about Paddling with the Whales in Novia Scotia,  Kayak Camping in the Adirondacks, and Paddling from Cape May NJ to Sandy Hook and lots more. 

 

 

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Apr
08

Spring 2019 Newsletter

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Spring is here and so is our latest Newsletter

Read about Winter Paddling in Florida, Jim Dreeben The Peconic Paddler, Apps for paddlers,and the Dangers of Cold Water.  

Be careful, the water is still very cold, dress for possible immersion

 

 

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Jan
01

NACK Winter 2019 Newsletter

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Happy New Year and the Winter 2019 Newsletter is here! Read about the Winter Pool Program, our Awards Dinner (at special reduced pricing) upcoming events and training programs, and our recent Center Island Circumnavigation and Cold Water Orientation.

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Apr
01

Spring 2018 Newsletter

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Here is the Link to the 2018 Spring Newsletter

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