15th Annual Chesapeake Bay Paddlefest

 16 May
 Gunpowder Falls State Park-Hammerman Beach
  - 21220 - Chase - United States
 Max Cohen
Ultimate Water Sports Demo Day! Hal Ashman was the Guest Speaker at last month's meeting and here's what he was talking about --and more! Their pristine waterfront facility is the perfect setting for a paddle sports demo day. The spectacular Gunpowder River is one of only two fresh water rivers feeding the Chesapeake Bay. That means clean, fresh water, and that means NO JELLYFISH! You will have free access to dozens of 2014 kayaks and stand up paddleboards. Our launch site is second to none: a huge stretch of sandy beach, shallow water and hundreds of acres of gorgeous parkland in every direction. REGISTRATION and CHECK-IN Kayak and Stand Up Paddling (SUP) Demos, Clinics and entertainment are FREE to the public. Rain or shine. Although there is no fee for the event, the Maryland State Park does charge a $5/person admission fee for guests arriving in vehicles with Maryland tags, and $7/person for vehicles from out-of-state. To take part in the free demos, all guests must register at the Registration Tent and complete a liability release waiver. Kayak and SUP Demos are only available to ages 13 and over. All minors participating must have the signature of a parent. Appropriate shoes are mandatory for all demos (i.e. water sports shoes, sandals, Tevas or similar, scuba/snorkeling booties, tennis shoes are acceptable. Bare feet will NOT be permitted on demo gear and flip flops are NOT recommended. INSTRUCTION Separate introductory kayak and SUP dryland clinics will be offered at the following times: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm. These clinics are for entry-level students ONLY and will run approximately 35 minutes in duration. Because we must limit the size of each clinic, registration in advance is necessary. All clinic students must be age 16 and up. To register, simply email us at info@ultimatewatersports.com with the following info: full name, age, lesson time and be sure to specify kayak or SUP lesson. LIMIT OF ONE LESSON PER PERSON. Please write PADDLEFEST CLINIC in the subject line of your email. You will receive a return email confirming your free clinic. For more info, check out their website: http://www.ultimatewatersports.com/about/events/chesapeake_bay_paddlefest/

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