Paddle Smart Seminar

Paddle Smart
Welcome to the world of paddlesports. You have joined (or soon will) the fastest growing part of boating. According to the National Marine Manufacturers Association, kayaks and canoes accounted for some 54% of new boats sold in 2006 – over 493,000 crafts. Kayaking, canoeing or rowing are enjoyable opportunities to get close to nature, have a great time, and get some quality exercise in the process. This seminar is intended for those about to join the sport and those considering purchasing paddling equipment.

The seminar kit includes an attendee workbook for note-taking and reference and “The Complete Sea Kayaker’s Handbook” by Shelly Johnson (MSRP $18.95). Included as a bonus is “Introduction to Paddling – canoeing basics for lakes and rivers” by the American Canoe Association.

Topics discussed in the seminar include:

Equipment—minimum and optional
Using paddle craft—both kayaks and canoes
Safety practices—including video clip examples
Day trips  and touring considerations and, a few statistics

Morning Coffee, Tea, Juice, Bagels and Donuts will be served

Students who wish to have their Vessels inspected need to bring the following items:
-Kayak, Canoe, Rowboat
-Paddle or Oars
-Coast Guard approved life Vest (Usually a Type 5)
-Whistle/ Sound Making Device
-Reflective Mirror/ Flashlight / or other Visual Distress Signal

Date:   Course Completed 2018
Price:  Course Completed 2018
Onsite Registration Time:
Lecture Time: 8:30 am – 12pm
Vessel Saftey Checks Time: 12:00pm – 2pm

Location: New Rochelle Marina
Address: 22 Pelham Rd.
City: New Rochelle, NY 10805
Contact: SEO Frank Palmieri JN
Registration onsite or Pre-Register online at

Note: Onsite Registration begins at 8:00 AM