Title: Farmington Slalom Location: Rte 8, Toland State Forest, MA Detailed Information: Click here Description: Two Day Whitewater Slalom Race Start Date: 2010-09-18 End Date: 2010-09-19
Race Description: The Farmington Slalom is the oldest operating whitewater slalom in the United States. The Brandywine Slalom was an older event but is no longer operating. The Farmington Slalom has been held on the same site for more than fifty years, although it was held in April in it’s formative years. For the past twenty years it has been held on the weekend after Columbus Day weekend at the height of the “Fall Colors” season.
Many thanks to the management at Tolland State Forest for providing the water release that makes the race possible. The race site is at the entrance to Tolland State Forest just off Route 8, mile marker 7, just South of Otis, MA, and just North of the Connecticut state line, on the Farmington River. The river is mild class 2 at the race site. This race is the final New England Slalom Series race of the season and will be run as a two day race with first runs Saturday afternoon and second runs on Sunday.
Join the fun at the Atlantic Division Camp at Lake Sebago this Labor Day weekend. Activities include “Rock to Dock” contest and canoe sailing on Saturday plus Novelty Scupper Races for children of all ages on Sunday. Scupper races will be followed by the 50th Anniversary of John Callahan calling the Square Dance at the Pavilion. To celebrate the great anniversary, the Camp Committee has made the square dance free of charge. Donations including brownies will be accepted.
Hosted by Sheepshead Canoe Club, a group of campers gathered last weekend in the Pavilion to share memories of times old times. Many brought photos to share and scan and we will share more during the summer. The youngest attendee was 2 1/2 and had a swell time discovering Chinese checkers, the older at 85 is still canoe sailing.
Sebago Canoe Club, 1400 Paerdegat Ave, North, Brooklyn, NY 11236
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A gathering of Human Powered boaters on Jamaica Bay. Jamaica Bay is part of the Gateway National Recreation Area and encompasses over 16,000 acres of islands, salt marshes, beaches, duck marshes and is You can explore the bay on your own or join one of the many guided trip into the Bay escorted by a Sebago member. There will be specific destinations where you can land and hear information about the harbor estuary system from our partner organizations. Relax on our grounds and enjoy the day, the choice is yours.
Learn how to become a kayak/canoe instructor, refresh your skills or try it for the first time.
June 8 – 13, 2010
The Atlantic Division of the ACA has put together a full week of training at the ACA camp at Sebago Lake in Harriman State Park. Training will be available for levels 1- 4 of canoe and kayaks, by some of the highest certified instructors in the ACA.
For those looking to become ACA-certified instructors, mid-week is when you want to come. There will be instructor training courses (IDW/ICE) given Tuesday through Friday for Level 2 Essential Instructor for canoe or kayak.
The weekends will be for those looking to improve their skills, with skill courses for levels 1 – 4. If you have never been in a boat before or you are ready to learn to roll, or somewhere in between, there is a place for you including Quick Start. There are 1/2 or full-day or even multi-day classes. Each day we will be on the water by 9:00 AM, go to noon and be on the water again from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm.Times vary depending on the class and instructor. The more you know about paddling the easier it becomes.