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Date ordered events list
indicates ACA sanctioned event DATE/DAY PLANNED EVENT CONTACT PHONE/EMAIL EXPECT COMMENTS
Wednesday May 24 Lower Mad Chris Weed 802-264-3141
Chace.Rapid@Gmail.com
int WW
Saturday May 27 Saranac River (Silver Lake Road to Redford) Chris Weed 802-264-3141
Chace.Rapid@Gmail.com
int-adv WW
Saturday-Sunday May 27-28, 2017 Ausable Chasm (weekend) Scott Gilbert 802-598-9250
scottvtgilbert@gmail.com
adv WW
Monday May 29 Gale River (NH) Chris Weed (?) 802-264-3141
Chace.Rapid@Gmail.com
int-adv WW See AW on this run. Think Lower New Haven, but with a couple of river-wide ledge holes.
Saturday Jun 3 Missisquoi, Sheldon Springs (release) Mike Mainer 802-318-5790
mainer.michael@gmail.com
adv WW
Sunday Jun 4 Onion River Race and Ramble Friends of the Winooski River 802-882-8276
Info@winooskiriver.org
flatwater, nov WW Morning to afternoon: Bolton Dam to Richmond
Wednesday Jun 7 Lower Mad (or alternative) Jamie Dolan 802-999-9221
jdolan_05443@yahoo.com
int WW We'll see what water levels dictate. It may be too low for either run.
Saturday-Sunday Jun 10-11, 2017 Neilson Weekend (Quebec) Mike Mainer 802-318-5790
mainer.michael@gmail.com
adv WW If you don't know it, see https://vimeo.com/128743123 (for example).
ACA sanctioned event Saturday-Sunday Jun 10-11, 2017 VPC NOVICE CLINIC John Atherton 802-238-8412
JohnjAtherton@comcast.net
flatwater, nov WW
Wednesday Jun 14 Lower Lamoille Chris Weed 802-264-3141
Chace.Rapid@Gmail.com
nov-int WW
Saturday Jun 17 Kennebec: big and small Ben Schott 617-530-0412
benjaminjamesschott@gmail.com
int-adv WW 8,000 cfs, 10 am - 1 pm; 2,400 cfs, 1 - 3 pm
Wednesday Jun 21 Otter Creek Chris Weed 802-264-3141
Chace.Rapid@Gmail.com
nov WW
Saturday-Sunday Jun 24-25, 2017 Deerfield Dryway (weekend) Mike Mainer 802-318-5790
mainer.michael@gmail.com
int-adv WW
Saturday-Monday Jun 24-26, 2017 Kipawa River Rally (weekend in QC) Clay Murphy 802-999-4055
clay.c.murphy@gmail.com
adv WW Big, deep, fun water. 10 hour drive from Burlington area. Expect a 3-day weekend.
Saturday-Monday Jul 8-10, 2017 Kennebec / Magalloway / Kennebec (Maine weekend) Ben Schott 617-530-0412
benjaminjamesschott@gmail.com
int WW, int-adv WW, adv WW Kennebec: 4800 cfs morning, 2400 cfs afternoon, 8000 cfs on Monday. Can stay at Schott Camp.
ACA sanctioned event Saturday-Sunday Jul 15-16, 2017 VPC CLASS II CLINIC John Atherton 802-238-8412
JohnjAtherton@comcast.net
nov WW, nov-int WW, int WW
Saturday Aug 12 Sumner Falls (playboating at Hartland, VT) Jim Fecteau 802-434-3871
fecteau@gmavt.net
int WW
Saturday Aug 19 Raquette River (release) Mike Mainer 802-318-5790
mainer.michael@gmail.com
adv WW
Saturday-Sunday Aug 26-27, 2017 Lachine Playboating Weekend Mike Mainer 802-318-5790
mainer.michael@gmail.com
adv WW
Saturday-Monday Sep 2-4, 2017 Beaver Fest - Labor Day Weekend Mike Mainer 802-318-5790
mainer.michael@gmail.com
int-adv WW, adv WW
Saturday-Monday Sep 2-4, 2017 Ottawa River Weekend Jim Poulin 802-355-4591
jim.poulin@yahoo.com
int WW, int-adv WW
Thursday-Sunday Sep 14-17, 2017 Gauley Festival (WV) Mike Mainer 802-318-5790
mainer.michael@gmail.com
int-adv WW, adv WW
Saturday-Sunday Sep 23-24, 2017 WEST RIVER FESTIVAL Mike Mainer 802-318-5790
mainer.michael@gmail.com
nov-int WW, int WW, int-adv WW
Saturday-Sunday Oct 14-15, 2017 Moose River Festival (NY) Mike Mainer 802-318-5790
mainer.michael@gmail.com
int-adv WW, adv WW
DISCLAIMER:
Danger exists for participants in canoeing, kayaking, tubing, and other activities organized or advertised by the Vermont Paddlers Club. Such participation may result in illness or injury due to accidents, the forces of nature, or other causes not foreseeable. Such illness and injury may include disease, strains, sprains, fractures, dislocations, paralysis, and/or death. Possible injuries may cause serious and permanent disability.
By your participation in any Vermont Paddlers Club activity you knowingly assume the risks arising out of that activity. In so doing you release, hold harmless and indemnify the Vermont Paddlers Club and its agents, officers and employees from any and all claims and suits for bodily injury, property damage, wrongful death, loss of services or otherwise which may arise out of your participation in canoeing, kayaking, tubing and other activities, whether or not such claims or suits arise from negligent acts or omissions by the organizers and conductors of this activity, their employees or volunteers, another participant, any other person or from any other cause.
SCHEDULE NOTES:
Trips/events with the ACA logo at left, ACA logo , are American Canoe Association sanctioned events. THESE ARE THE ONLY LISTINGS THAT ARE SANCTIONED BY THE ACA AND VPC. Any other events/trips above are listed ONLY as a convenience to paddlers looking for compatible paddle partners.
  • nov = max Class II, int = max Class III, adv = max Class IV, exp = Class IV+ See Intl River Rating Scale
  • Winter pool sessions begin around the holidays (space limited, fee charged). Sign up online, email Chris Weed , or call him at 802-863-2149 .
  • Contact the trip organizer for information about each trip.
  • Listed events and trips may be changed or canceled as water, weather, or interest dictates.
  • Plans for impromptu trips can be relayed through the trip organizer or online.
  • Please give 1-2 weeks notice (if not more) for overnight trips, to have a say in pre-planning.
  • Car-pooling on long (and short) trips is encouraged!
  • The Around Vermont in 30 Rivers promotion is underway!!!
start of warning
warning warning
TRIP DIFFICULTY RATINGS ARE ONLY A GUIDE.
STAY ASHORE WHEN CONDITIONS ON A GIVEN DAY EXCEED YOUR COMFORT LEVEL!!!
end of warning
indicates ACA sanctioned event DATE/DAY PLANNED EVENT CONTACT PHONE/EMAIL EXPECT COMMENTS
DISCLAIMER:
Danger exists for participants in canoeing, kayaking, tubing, and other activities organized or advertised by the Vermont Paddlers Club. Such participation may result in illness or injury due to accidents, the forces of nature, or other causes not foreseeable. Such illness and injury may include disease, strains, sprains, fractures, dislocations, paralysis, and/or death. Possible injuries may cause serious and permanent disability.
By your participation in any Vermont Paddlers Club activity you knowingly assume the risks arising out of that activity. In so doing you release, hold harmless and indemnify the Vermont Paddlers Club and its agents, officers and employees from any and all claims and suits for bodily injury, property damage, wrongful death, loss of services or otherwise which may arise out of your participation in canoeing, kayaking, tubing and other activities, whether or not such claims or suits arise from negligent acts or omissions by the organizers and conductors of this activity, their employees or volunteers, another participant, any other person or from any other cause.
SCHEDULE NOTES:
Trips/events with the ACA logo at left, ACA logo , are American Canoe Association sanctioned events. THESE ARE THE ONLY LISTINGS THAT ARE SANCTIONED BY THE ACA AND VPC. Any other events/trips above are listed ONLY as a convenience to paddlers looking for compatible paddle partners.
  • nov = max Class II, int = max Class III, adv = max Class IV, exp = Class IV+ See Intl River Rating Scale
  • Winter pool sessions begin around the holidays (space limited, fee charged). Sign up online, email Chris Weed , or call him at 802-863-2149 .
  • Contact the trip organizer for information about each trip.
  • Listed events and trips may be changed or canceled as water, weather, or interest dictates.
  • Plans for impromptu trips can be relayed through the trip organizer or online.
  • Please give 1-2 weeks notice (if not more) for overnight trips, to have a say in pre-planning.
  • Car-pooling on long (and short) trips is encouraged!
  • The Around Vermont in 30 Rivers promotion is underway!!!
start of warning
warning warning
TRIP DIFFICULTY RATINGS ARE ONLY A GUIDE.
STAY ASHORE WHEN CONDITIONS ON A GIVEN DAY EXCEED YOUR COMFORT LEVEL!!!
end of warning
The trips and events schedules (and trip reports) for years prior to 2004 may be found in the Bow and Stern Archive.
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2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2000
2010
DISCLAIMER:
Danger exists for participants in canoeing, kayaking, tubing, and other activities organized or advertised by the Vermont Paddlers Club. Such participation may result in illness or injury due to accidents, the forces of nature, or other causes not foreseeable. Such illness and injury may include disease, strains, sprains, fractures, dislocations, paralysis, and/or death. Possible injuries may cause serious and permanent disability.
By your participation in any Vermont Paddlers Club activity you knowingly assume the risks arising out of that activity. In so doing you release, hold harmless and indemnify the Vermont Paddlers Club and its agents, officers and employees from any and all claims and suits for bodily injury, property damage, wrongful death, loss of services or otherwise which may arise out of your participation in canoeing, kayaking, tubing and other activities, whether or not such claims or suits arise from negligent acts or omissions by the organizers and conductors of this activity, their employees or volunteers, another participant, any other person or from any other cause.
SCHEDULE NOTES:
Trips/events with the ACA logo at left, ACA logo , are American Canoe Association sanctioned events. THESE ARE THE ONLY LISTINGS THAT ARE SANCTIONED BY THE ACA AND VPC. Any other events/trips above are listed ONLY as a convenience to paddlers looking for compatible paddle partners.
  • nov = max Class II, int = max Class III, adv = max Class IV, exp = Class IV+ See Intl River Rating Scale
  • Winter pool sessions begin around the holidays (space limited, fee charged). Sign up online, email Chris Weed , or call him at 802-863-2149 .
  • Contact the trip organizer for information about each trip.
  • Listed events and trips may be changed or canceled as water, weather, or interest dictates.
  • Plans for impromptu trips can be relayed through the trip organizer or online.
  • Please give 1-2 weeks notice (if not more) for overnight trips, to have a say in pre-planning.
  • Car-pooling on long (and short) trips is encouraged!
  • The Around Vermont in 30 Rivers promotion is underway!!!
start of warning
warning warning
TRIP DIFFICULTY RATINGS ARE ONLY A GUIDE.
STAY ASHORE WHEN CONDITIONS ON A GIVEN DAY EXCEED YOUR COMFORT LEVEL!!!
end of warning
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