Aaah, it felt good to be back in the boat this week!
On behalf of Lahaina Canoe Club, thank you to everyone who came down to Canoe Beach on Monday morning to help out. It was great to see so many returning kids and to meet the new paddlers and their parents, let’s keep it up through the season and really help our keiki crews.
And we had a good turnout for rec paddle this morning too, where we welcomed several brand new paddlers to the sport. I hope they get hooked, just like most of us girls did about this time last year. After paddling through crystal clear and glassy water, watching whales as we went, it would be hard not to want more!
Sara and Mardy, pictured at this morning's rec paddle, with Carlee on her OC-1 in the background.
In case you were wondering what our rec schedule looks like for the rest of 2011, here it is:
Monday @ 8am, Wednesday @ 8am, Friday @ 8am and 5pm and Saturday at 9am.
These times are when the boats will hit the water, so please arrive 15 minutes early so you can change, grab your paddle, sign-in and pay your dues.
Speaking of dues, they are now, erm…due!! Existing members need to pay either in full ($90) or a down payment ($40) towards the cost for the calendar year. New paddlers – you get to try it out once before paying to see if you like it.
If any brand new paddlers are reading this, feel free to take a look back through my posts. Last year was my first season and I regularly updated the blog about all our new experiences, our races and useful info about the boat, command words, what’s expected of you and what to do in the event of a huli (this last one can come in pretty important…). I hope you enjoy reading it!
We now have a new Facebook site and our Lahaina Canoe Club website is also being updated for the season ahead, so there will be plenty of ways to keep in touch and informed during 2011 and beyond.
See you in the water and mahalo for reading! Laura