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Welcome to Sound
Kayakers, a club for sea kayakers from Connecticut and New York
who paddle on Long Island Sound. We are an American
Canoe Association (ACA) Paddle America Club, which gives
our ACA members insurance coverage for club events.
Sound Kayakers organizes meetings & trips, rescue clinics,
guest instruction with nationally recognized trainers, camping
trips, and other events to develop the kayaking skills and seamanship
of club members. We operate under the Common
Adventure Model, with consensus/team decision-making on
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As of March, 2013, the club has 110 members, aged 21-75, with
most from Fairfield and Westchester counties.
Photo: Nick, Henrietta, Michele, Gary, Kevin,
and Jonathan share a Vikings smorrebrod off Greenwich, CT on
November 17, 2012 (taking the photo: Geoff).
How to Join or Renew: Anyone
who has taken a level 1 sea kayak lesson with Kayak
Adventure LLC or another ACA or BCU certified instructor
may join. Dues are $15/year/person.
Follow this link to our membership
application form. Print and fill out the form and mail with
your dues check payable to "Kayak Adventure LLC" to
the address on the application. We also ask that
you join the American Canoe Association as a "Paddle America
Club " member, selecting "Sound Kayakers - Norwalk,
CT " as your PAC. This is a reduced rate membership. When
you join the ACA, create a sign-in ID and complete the online
waiver form. To schedule a first lesson, see
Kayak Adventure's 2013 Calendar,
or ask us for recommendations for other certified instructors
in your region.
To renew your Sound Kayaker's membership, send $15 to the address
listed on the membership application form. To renew your American
Canoe Association Paddle America Club dues, go to: http://www.americancanoe.org/?page=Membership_Renewal
Other Regional Clubs:
There are several clubs in the region. Ours is one of two
with a primary focus on the western Sound. For example, Connyak
best serves sea kayakers in the eastern part of the state, with
some trips in the western end. KALM,
The Kayakers Alliance of Larchmont and Mamaroneck, started in
2005. The Yonkers Paddling &
Rowing Club is based in Westchester County, with a boat
house on the Hudson River. The Cold
Spring Kayak Club also promotes paddling on the Hudson River.
RI Canoe/Kayak Association
serves Rhode Island.
Links we like:
Coastal Access Guide
Kayaker Float Plan
to Lighthouse Race
Race Results 2003-2012
Kayaker Magazine online articles
York State Boaters' Guide
Books we recommend:
Complete Sea Kayakers Handbook, Second Edition
Kayak Rescue, 2nd: The Definitive Guide to Modern Reentry and
Recovery Techniques (How to Paddle Series)
Kayak Navigation: Practical Piloting for the Passionate Paddler
One Woman, One Kayak, One Continent