Try Out A SEA Kayak at the picnic paddle
There will be no training this month so we would like to try something new. We will have a “Kayak Test Drive” allowing members to borrow kayaks used by lending members. We believe this will help paddlers to understand sea kayak design differences when upgrading or expanding their rides. It is also an opportunity for lenders to showcase their kayak or even sell a surplus kayak.
This event will be between the normal paddles and the picnic lunch. We will return from the paddles early, about 11:30, and extending the grill period to allow about 45 minutes for the test drives. After returning from the paddle, lenders will stand by their kayak. The borrowers can then identify the kayak of interest, talk to the lender and test drive in the area near the beach. TBSK leaders will be on the water for safety and coaching. To expedite entry and exit, spray skirts will not be needed. Borrowers should supply the PFD and paddle but paddles could also be loaned. We hope borrowers can get an initial assessment of stability, paddling effort, tracking, maneuvers, size and other features for two kayaks. The event is voluntary but please register your preference so we can gauge the interest and support needed. We encourage you to be part of this new event and ... either a borrower or a lender be... (apologies to W. Shakespeare).
Hamburgers & vegiburgers will be provided by the club. Please bring a dish to share. All paddlers bring water, hat, sunscreen. If the weather looks iffy, check our web site (www.tbsk.club) to see whether the picnic will be cancelled. (We’ll send an email too, but we know sometimes emails can get delayed.)
Contact: Liz Hogrebe food questions firstname.lastname@example.org, 727- 421- 4514
Level I trip leader: Cynthia McGregor, 9:00am
Level II/III trip leaders: Mary Mangiapia, Andy Bartley , 8:30am