April Club Calendar and other notes...
For those of you who were unable to make last nights meeting, Brint is passing on the website torch to me as he gets ready to move on to a new job in Orlando this summer. If you have any questions about the website, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org...as soon as I figure out how to change the e-mail over on the right side of the page, I will do so. Harriet will be placing the order for club hats sometime today and they should be here well ahead of next months club meeting! And finally, please start looking ahead to late-April and May and consider leading a paddle...especially if you have found somewhere new to paddle!
Up Boiling Creek (with a paddle)
Date: Saturday, April 8th
Time: TBA (mid-morning sometime)
Contact: Bob Andrews 251-367-4144
Comments: The plan is to paddle upstream in Boiling Creek, with a possible side trip up Little Boiling Creek before returning to the put-in site. Bring lunch and drinks, and don't forget your Eglin AFB Recreation Permit!
Date: Sunday, April 9th
Place: Meet at Bruno's in Spanish Fort
Contact: Harriet Ingraham
Comments: This should be a relaxed paddle...if you haven't been to McVeigh Lake, you should definitely make this paddle!
Date: Saturday, April 22nd or Sunday, April 23rd
Comments: Tony will be leading this trip, more details to follow... and don't forget your Eglin AFB Recreation Permit!
BluzCruz Kayak Race
Date: Saturday, April 22, 2006
Comments: This looks like a great race, with a good cause attached, and a number of members are planning on competing so you won't be alone out there...WEAR YOUR CLUB HATS!
Excerpt from their website:
The BluzCruz Marathon is a 22-mile charity race for competitive and recreational canoeists, and kayakers along the Mississippi River. No running shoes required! The event will start at Madison Parish Port just north of Tallulah, Louisiana, and finish at Vicksburg Front, Vicksburg, Mississippi. The Marathon will have multiple canoe and kayak classes for competitive and recreational paddlers and is aimed at families and friends wanting to enjoy a safe paddling experience, as well as camaraderie with others who enjoy the great sport of paddling.
Our Charity Partner is the Service Over Self Organization (SOS), a youth based Christian group that helps less privileged families in our community with needed home repairs. The BluzCruz Committee is a volunteer, non-profit group. This event provides a way for these volunteers to give back to the community, and support a worthy cause, while promoting health and excellence through the sport of paddling.
The Race will be held in conjunction with Vicksburg Riverfest. Vicksburg Riverfest festivities include a Friday night street party, Saturday Arts and Craft Show, and then back in the street Saturday night for music and fun for the entire family. Other sites to see: the Vicksburg National Military Park, Old Court House Museum, Riverfront Murals, historic homes, casinos and much more.
Grandman Triathlon, Fairhope Municipal Pier
June 3, 2006 7:00 AM - arrive by 6:30 AM
MBCAKC has been the team of kayak lifeguards since the triathlon began several years ago. Harriet Ingraham - 928.4568; email@example.com is the kayak coordinator for this event. 10-15 kayakers are needed to line the swim race course, keeping swimmers on path and aiding tired swimmers who need a rest. Kayakers need to be in the water at the Fairhope Pier between 6:30 AM and 6:45 AM - after connecting with Harriet about positioning for the race. Please contact Harriet if you would like to volunteer. We, and Mobile Bay Watch received numerous positive comments about the MBCAKC presence last year and how secure all the swimmers felt by having us participate.