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WOOF: Paddling Safety for WO Trip Leaders and Participants

  • 11 May 2023
  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • online


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WOOF: Women Outdoors Online Funtimes

Join us for 

"Paddling Safety for Women Outdoors
Trip Leaders and Participants"

Kayaking with AMC - Vermont to New Hampshire |

with Deb Weisenstein


Note: Zoom Meeting Details will be sent with your confirmation email

The online session will present scenarios and situations where a simple paddling trip could unexpectedly present hazards.  It will include rules of thumb for assessing a paddling venue, hazards caused by strainers, sweepers, and low head dams, and pre-trip preparation to avoid surprises. We will discuss dealing with on-water emergencies, rescue priorities, and safety gear to carry in the context of two not-so-hypothetical situations. 

About Deb:

Deb has been hiking and paddling in New England for over 40 years. She was a whitewater trip leader for AMC in the 1980s and currently leads flatwater and quickwater trips for AMC and Women Outdoors. She paddles kayaks, tandem and solo canoes and holds an instructor certification from the American Canoe Association in Level 1 kayaking and Level 2 tandem canoeing.  Along with Bonna Wieler, Deb teaches kayak and canoe paddling strokes and rescue techniques on the water at Women Outdoors Gatherings.

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