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Hello ConnYak Members:
Over the dates of July 6-8, 2018 Prime Paddlesports has organized the fifth annual Hudson Valley Paddlesports Symposium and we wanted to reach out to club members in the spirit of paddlesports education, with an opportunity for ConnYak members to save on event participation.
The Hudson Valley Paddlesport Symposium is based out of New York State Parks’ Taconic Outdoor Education Center in Cold Spring, NY and participants will work on different Hudson River water venues between Croton and Beacon, NY over the three days of the event. We have arranged to have a fantastic group of Sea Kayak Instructors to work with participants in an open format where we group paddlers of similar skill and training levels to work together.
The premier educational offering at the event is our Pro Track Series for Sea Kayakers, where participants work with the best educators in the sport of sea kayaking for multiple days, focusing on individual core principals and fundamentals; putting paddlers on the fast-track for understanding and improvement of performance on many types of waters, from wild to tame.
The Pro-Track is undoubtedly the route for paddlers who are serious about their development, and want to invest it their ability to do and understand more in the sport of sea kayaking. In our Pro Tracks, participants are partnered with others of similar experience into small pods, based upon ability and training. We then work in low coach to student ratios resulting in greater learning. Each pod has a program leader who will help to coordinate the learning for the group. The participants of the Pro Tracks will work with one group leader for the event and will work with different lead coaches for each day, giving them maximum contact time with skilled instructors and coaches. This format allows for the most contact time with professional coaches.
Lead Coached for HVPS 2018 Include:
KELLY MARIE HENRY: L5 ACA Advanced Open Water Kayak Instructor, L3 ACA Surf Kayak instructor and L2 ACA Surf Instructor. SYLVAIN BEDARD: British Canoeing Five Star Leader, Team P&H Paddler, La Fédération québécoise du canot et du kayak (FQCK) Development Committee Member since 2017 ASHLEY BROWN:, L 5 ACA Advanced Open Water Instructor & ACA L2 Instructor Trainer KEVIN BECKWITH: UKCC Level 2 Coach, L5 ACA Advanced Open Water Instructor, a British Canoe Union 5 Star Leader Sea, a P&H Team Paddler
PAULA HUBBARD: L4 ACA Coastal Kayaking Instructor ROBIN READ: L3 ACA Coastal Instructor, BC 3 Star Skills, Coach L1. MATT KANE: ACA L4 Open Water Kayak Instructor, British Canoeing Four Star Leader, Dagger Team Paddler. Lead Coaches are supported by dedicated and talented local paddling personalities from the tri state area to help facilitate learning.
Overnight guests are housed shared bunk-room style in cabins at the Taconic Outdoor Education Center. All meals and evening gatherings are held at at this location.
Pro Track Pricing:
Three Day Pro Track - $555 for three days of unparalleled instruction (F,Sa, Su) , three nights of lodging and all meals from Thursday's dinner through Sunday lunch. Three Day Pro Track, Day Student (no meals or lodging) is available at $395
Two Day Pro Track - $435 for two days of unparalleled instruction (Sa, Su) , two nights of lodging and all meals from Friday's dinner through Sunday lunch. Two Day Pro Track, Day Student (no meals or lodging) is available at $335
Any ConnYak Member who registers on or by June 8th, 2018 receives 15% off event pricing in our Pro Track Series.
Any ConnYak Member who registers between June 9th and June 16th, 2018 receives 10% off event pricing in our Pro Track Series.
To take advantage of this offer please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and mention “ConnYak @ HVPS 2018” to receive your discounted participation rate by the above dates.
In addition to our Pro Track Offerings in Sea Kayaking we will have opportunities for SUP Instruction, Outrigger Canoe Workshops and more, contact us to learn more about these opportunities. Free ACA Memberships and great giveaways are included with all event participation! Rental Equipment Cn be arranged.
This event is appropriate for for beginners & intermediate paddlers, however more advanced paddlers may wish to join to fill in foundational skills or to observe fantastic coaching that can use in their teaching and guiding in beyond the event.
Wishing all members of ConnYak a fun and safe 2018 paddling season!
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