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Fri., May 6, 2011, 7:30 a.m.

Free intro to kayaking basics

Sea kayak symposiums have offered paddlers a chance to try boats and learn skills. The largest events are canceled.
Sea kayak symposiums have offered paddlers a chance to try boats and learn skills. The largest events are canceled.

PADDLING -- The Spokane Mountaineers paddling group will present a free program, "Kayak 101 - An Introduction to Kayaks and Kayaking," on May 9 starting at 7 p.m. at REI.

This seminar is designed for people new to the sport. Learn about the different types, styles and materials for kayaks.  Learn about the difference between flatwater (sea and lake kayaking) and river kayaking.  Learn what to look for when choosing to rent or purchase a kayak. 

See the various accessories (paddles, dry bags, floats, PFDs, etc.) available for paddling safety and convenience. Talk to paddlers who love the exercise and the camaraderie of paddling together.  Bring your questions.




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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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