Upcoming Events List


Upcoming events

    • 02 May 2014
    • 6:00 PM
    • 04 May 2014
    • 5:00 PM
    • the Tuck
    • 7

    ACA Level 4 Swiftwater Rescue Skills Course Information

    Cost - $210 50% deposit required 30 days out unless other arrangements have been made.

    Payable to – Sam Fowlkes Company 347 Paddlers Trail Sylva, NC 28779

    Website – whitewater-rescue.com see this link for more course info, ACA waiver, med form, camping policy, etc.

     http://www.whitewater-rescue.com/newsletter.asp?ID08=77

    Course Schedule – Friday 6 PM – 8:30

    Saturday 8:30-6:00, Sunday 8:30- 5:00 PM

    Equipment needed – PFD + helmet suitable for whitewater,  water footwear (no sandals), thermal protection - wetsuit, drysuit, (season + personal preference dependent), throwbag, 2 locking beaners, 1 prussik loop + 1 12’ 1 in webbing.  Boat if planning to participate in the boat based rescue module. Camping gear if camping.

    Please bring ACA waiver + med form completed in hard copy.

    All participants will receive Slim Ray’s book “Swiftwater Rescue for Professionals,”  or River Rescue by Bechdel + Ray” 4th edition and various handouts, course certificate and card.Camping fee included in course fee.

    Questions – e-mail Sam - whitewatersam@gmail.com or call 828 586 6563 landline or 336-202-5531 mobile.

    CONTACT SAM DIRECTLY TO PAY FOR YOUR SPOT, REGISTRATION HERE WITHOUT PAYMENT DOES NOT GET YOU A SPOT.


    CAMPING: 

    Camping is available on site for no charge. It is primitive camping, tent sites with porta john, warm weather shower and a picnic shelter with electricity. Camping offsite: Fort Tatham Campsites 828 586-6662 Moonshine Creek Campground 828 586-6666 Turkey Creek Campground 828 488-8966 Cabins: Carol’s Cabins 828 586-2624 Mountain Brook 828 586-4329 Motel Options: Applegate Inn 828 586-2397 Azalea Motel 828 586-2051 Blue Ridge Inn 828 586-2123 Comfort Inn 828 586-3315 Economy Inn 828 586-2419 University Inn Hotel 828 293-5442 Woodland Motel 828 586-4331 Mountaineer Motel 828 497-2453

    Rent a cabin nearby – Smokey Mtn Getaways 828 586 8058 ask for Cheri

    Higher end lodging very close to the site:

     Holiday Inn Express 828 631 1111

    Best Western River Escape  828 586 6060


    Course Cancellation Policy


    If student cancels:
    30+ days out 100% refund
    Less than 30 days 50% refund
    Less than 10 days 25% refund
    Less than 5 days 0% refund
    Students may apply refunds to future course within the calendar year, however this is on
    a first come basis and certain courses may not have openings or be offered.
    Special circumstances are considered – however once the course is set and students have
    been turned away due to classes of 8 or more – flexibility is not possible.

    • 04 May 2014
    • 10:30 AM
    • Ocoee, Middle Put-In
    • 2
    This is a no nonsense prep trip on the Ocoee river.
    We will be putting in at the ramp and hitting the white face Boof straight off.  We will be running all the challenging lines such as catching eddies in broken nose, ferrying through hell hole, surfing, etc. This will be a creek boat only trip. 

    Max space on trip is 6 people. I will be evaluating each persons skills and making recommendations.

    Trip date: May 4th
    Trip time: 10:30 am
    Location : middle put in

    Am I ready for the Cheoah? Part II will be held on the Upper Ocoee in June.
    • 06 May 2014
    • 7:00 PM
    • Garden Hills Community Center

    AWC May 6th Meeting
    Taming the Lizard Brain

    “It never gets easier, you only go faster” –Greg Lemond

    I read this quote when I actually started to bike to help cross-train when I couldn’t make it out on the water every day but I really felt that it resonated quite well with me and kayaking. No matter how much better I got in a kayak, it still never seemed to matter; I was always still just as challenged, as I was the first day I sat my butt down in a kayak.

    A lot of what we challenge ourselves to do in a kayak is the exact opposite of what millions of years of “programming” have taught us. This little part of our brain is aptly named the “lizard brain.” This part of our brain is the automated command center for our body, using chemical and electrical signals to tell our bodies what to do.

    The “Lizard Brain” concept of reality, however, is one of the past, and in order to push ourselves in the direction of progress we have to find ways to “Tame the Lizard Brain.”

    Join me as I delve into several simple ways to help alleviate this biological limitation through logical approaches all while still appeasing the Lizard in us all.

    About Chris:

    Chris has been a professional instructor for nearly 15 years, and owner of H2o Dreams, and has had experience with thousands of folks who themselves are trying to tame their “Lizard Brains.”

    Having a stint in professional athletics and working and training with some of the world’s best whitewater athletes, Chris incorporates his personal experiences with his professional ones, making an exquisite blend of both hard and soft skills in his teaching approach.

     

    Time: 7pm- Social (Half)Hour, 7:30pm Meeting
    Date: Tuesday, May 6th
    Where: Garden Hills Community Center
    Who: Members, Guests are always welcome!



    And as always, BYOB!

    • 20 May 2014
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 5 Seasons Westside 1000 Marietta Street NW Atlanta, GA 30318 404-875-3232
    Board Meeting May 20, 2014. Come out and be a part of the planning of the club.

    All Members are welcome.

    No registration is required.
    • 31 May 2014
    • 01 Jun 2014
    • Ocoee River

    Join us for AWC's SpringThree Rivers event.

    Three Rivers is held twice a year, in the spring and late summer, and is a two-day event. On Saturday, the fun begins with trips to three different rivers, each suited for beginner, intermediate, or advanced paddlers. Afterward, everyone convenes overnight camping. Sunday there is an all-skills paddle for everyone.

    Please register to the left if you plan on attending Three Rivers Weekend. We need a good head count for each trip.

    Camping and Rivers for Three Rivers will be announced here soon.


    **If this is your first trip on the river you've signed up for, please contact the coordinator so we can get a feel for skill levels and find extra coordinators if needed. 



    • 28 Jun 2014
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Ocoee - Middle Put in
    • 3
    Beginner playboating!

    In this clinic Joe will teach you the basics of playboating.  The clinic will cover things like front surfing, spins and get into things like stern squirts.

    This clinic if for a group of 3.  This will allow you to rest in between turns and also see what other people are doing.  Getting perspectives on others is great so you can learn from each .




    • 28 Jun 2014
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Ocoee - Middle Put in
    • 3
    Intermediate / Advanced playboating!

    In this clinic Joe will teach you some of the "Cool" things in playboating.  The clinic will cover things like stern squirts, cartwheels, loops and more.

    This clinic is for a group of 3.  This will allow you to rest in between turns and also see what other people are doing.  Getting perspectives on others is great so you can learn from each .




Past events

19 Apr 2014 West Fork of the Tuck First Timers Trip
15 Apr 2014 April Board Meeting
12 Apr 2014 AWC booth at Tallulah Fest
12 Apr 2014 AWC Tallulah Volunteer Weekend - April 12-13th
12 Apr 2014 Practice for the Ocoee, on the Nantahala
05 Apr 2014 AWC Meet-up at the Cheoah
05 Apr 2014 Tallulah First Timers Trip
01 Apr 2014 April Club Meeting
03 Dec 2013 AWC Holiday Party
15 Nov 2013 AWC Board Officer Nominations
09 Nov 2013 AWC Tallulah Volunteer Weekend - Nov 9th and 10th
05 Nov 2013 AWC/GCA Joint October Meeting - Chattahoochee Blueway Project
26 Oct 2013 Ocoee River Cleanup, October 26th, 2013
18 Oct 2013 First Annual Green Weekend - Trips for all levels
03 Sep 2013 Sept Club Meeting
31 Aug 2013 Three Rivers - Fall 2013
17 Aug 2013 Intermediate Chattooga Section 3.5 Trip
06 Aug 2013 August Club Meeting - Joe Gudger with Ace Kayaking
03 Aug 2013 AWC Creeking Clinic with Anne Connolly
28 Jul 2013 Nantahala Paddling Trip
20 Jul 2013 Beginner Friendly Trip - Tuckaseegee
02 Jul 2013 July Club Meeting - Summer Cookout
29 Jun 2013 Paddling Trip - Double Header Day - Saturday, June 29th
04 Jun 2013 June 4th Meeting - Throw Rope Competition
07 May 2013 May Club Meeting- AWC Silent Auction
04 May 2013 Three Rivers - Spring 2013
16 Apr 2013 May Club Meeting- AWC Silent Auction
13 Apr 2013 AWC Tallulah Volunteer Weekend
10 Apr 2013 Final Winter - Wednesday Night Roll Practice
06 Apr 2013 Tallulah First Timers Trip
02 Apr 2013 April Club Meeting - Oyster Roast
27 Mar 2013 AWC Wednesday Night Roll Practice
13 Mar 2013 AWC Wednesday Night Roll Practice
09 Mar 2013 Tellico River Clean Up
05 Mar 2013 AWC March 5th Meeting - Brent Troncalli on Columbus Whitewater Park
27 Feb 2013 AWC Wednesday Night Roll Practice
20 Feb 2013 Roll Practice with Juliet Kastorff from Endless River Adventures
13 Feb 2013 AWC Wednesday Night Roll Practice
06 Feb 2013 AWC Wednesday Night Roll Practice
05 Feb 2013 AWC February Meeting - John Grace
30 Jan 2013 AWC Wednesday Night Roll Practice
29 Jan 2013 AWC Board Meeting
23 Jan 2013 AWC Wednesday Night Roll Practice
16 Jan 2013 AWC Wednesday Night Roll Practice
09 Jan 2013 AWC Winter Roll Practice
08 Jan 2013 Jan 8th Meeting - "The AWC Winter Games- Chili Cook-off and Whitewater Trivia
04 Dec 2012 AWC Holiday Party
10 Nov 2012 Tallulah Step-up Trip
10 Nov 2012 Tallulah Volunteer Weekend - Nov 10th and 11th
06 Oct 2012 Ocoee River Cleanup, October 6th, 2012
02 Oct 2012 October Club Meeting - Woody Callaway from Liquidlogic
22 Sep 2012 Beginner Creeking Clinic - Anne Connolly
14 Sep 2012 Upper Gauley Step-Up Trip
08 Sep 2012 Three Rivers - Fall 2012
04 Sep 2012 August Club Meeting - Open Boater Awareness
18 Aug 2012 Dagger Canoe Club Challenge
11 Aug 2012 Paddling Trip - Double Header Day - Saturday, August 11th
07 Aug 2012 August Club Meeting - Juliet Jacobsen Kastorff
21 Jul 2012 GalasportUSA Canoe Club Challenge
10 Jul 2012 July Club Meeting - Summer Cookout
30 Jun 2012 Paddling Trip - Pigeon - POSTPONED
26 Jun 2012 AWC Board Meeting
23 Jun 2012 Chattooga River Cleanup, Campout and Festival
16 Jun 2012 GalasportUSA Canoe Club Challenge (updated!)
09 Jun 2012 10th Annual Back to the Chattahoochee River Race & Festival
05 Jun 2012 June Club Meeting - Throw Rope Competition
26 May 2012 Memorial Weekend Family Paddle
18 May 2012 Boater Chick Festival
05 May 2012 ACA Swiftwater Rescue Class
01 May 2012 May Club Meeting - Jeff West
28 Apr 2012 Three Rivers - Spring 2012
14 Apr 2012 Tallulah Release Volunteering
06 Apr 2012 AWC Roll Practice April 6th
03 Apr 2012 April Club Meeting - Oyster Roast
23 Mar 2012 AWC Roll Practice March 23rd
10 Mar 2012 Tellico River Clean Up
06 Mar 2012 March Club Meeting - Jon Clark, "What's New about Instruction"
07 Feb 2012 February Club Meeting - Leland Davis "The Making of River Gypsies"
19 Nov 2011 Tallulah 1st Timer Trip
14 Nov 2011 December Club Meeting- Holiday Party
12 Nov 2011 Tallulah Release
02 Nov 2011 AWC Officer Elections
08 Oct 2011 Ocoee River Cleanup, October 8th, 2011
04 Oct 2011 October Club Meeting - "Archaeology Stewardship and Awareness"
03 Oct 2011 AWC Raflle for Dagger Green Boat
02 Oct 2011 Beginner Creeking Clinic - Anne Connolly
10 Sep 2011 Three Rivers - Fall 2011
06 Sep 2011 September Club Meeting - Girl's at Play: "Stretching and Yoga for Paddlers"
22 Aug 2011 AWC Board Meeting
13 Aug 2011 Race Weekend - Canoe Club Challenge & Boatercross Race
02 Aug 2011 August Club Meeting - Kent Ford's Whitewater Self Defense
30 Jul 2011 Paddling Trip - GIRL'S Paddle - July 30th
18 Jul 2011 AWC Board Meeting
17 Jul 2011 Beginner Friendly Trip - Tuckaseegee
05 Jul 2011 July Club Meeting - Kent Ford's Whitewater Self Defense
25 Jun 2011 Paddling Trip - Double Header Day - Saturday, June 25th
18 Jun 2011 ROUND ONE Canoe Club Challenge
11 Jun 2011 Beginner Friendly Trip - Tuckaseegee
11 Jun 2011 Paddling Trip - Pigeon - Saturday, June 11th
07 Jun 2011 June Club Meeting - Throw Rope Competition
14 May 2011 ACA Swiftwater Rescue Class
03 May 2011 May Club Meeting - "Wildwater/ Downriver Racing" by John Pinyard
30 Apr 2011 Three Rivers - Spring 2011
27 Apr 2011 Winter Roll Practice w/ Juliet from ERA!
23 Apr 2011 Cartecay River Clean Up
13 Apr 2011 Winter Roll Practice
09 Apr 2011 Wilderness First Aid (WFA) Class
05 Apr 2011 April Club Meeting- Jeff West's "River Sense"
31 Mar 2011 Winter Roll Practice
30 Mar 2011 Winter Roll Practice
24 Mar 2011 Winter Roll Practice
23 Mar 2011 Winter Roll Practice
16 Mar 2011 Winter Roll Practice
12 Mar 2011 Tellico River Clean Up
09 Mar 2011 Winter Roll Practice
02 Mar 2011 Winter Roll Practice
01 Mar 2011 March Club Meeting- Woody Callaway from Liquidlogic
24 Feb 2011 Winter Roll Practice
23 Feb 2011 Winter Roll Practice
16 Feb 2011 Winter Roll Practice
10 Feb 2011 Winter Roll Practice
09 Feb 2011 Winter Roll Practice
02 Feb 2011 Winter Roll Practice
01 Feb 2011 February Club Meeting- Shoulder Injuries and Kayaking Fitness
27 Jan 2011 Winter Roll Practice
26 Jan 2011 Winter Roll Practice
19 Jan 2011 Winter Roll Practice
04 Jan 2011 January Club Meeting- Snakes of Georgia presentation
07 Dec 2010 December Club Meeting- Holiday Party, Jackson Villiain Raffle, and Best of the AWC Awards
16 Nov 2010 November AWC Board Meeting
15 Nov 2010 AWC Officer Elections, Volunteering, and Member Feedback
13 Nov 2010 Chattooga Cleanup Trip
02 Nov 2010 November Club Meeting- Winter Paddling, Chili Cook-off, AWC Officer Nominations
09 Oct 2010 Ocoee River Cleanup, October 9th, 2010
05 Oct 2010 October Club Meeting- AWC Silent Auction
07 Sep 2010 September Club Meeting- American Whitewater
07 Sep 2010 AWC Raflle for Jackson Villian S
21 Aug 2010 Summer Three Rivers Weekend- August 21-22
03 Aug 2010 August Club Meeting - ERA International Paddling Trips
17 Jul 2010 Citizens Race at the NOC
17 Jul 2010 Paddling Trip- Tuckaseegee River - July 17th
06 Jul 2010 July Club Meeting - Summer Cookout and Stand Up Paddling Presentation
12 Jun 2010 Paddling Trip - Double Header Day - Saturday, June 12th
01 Jun 2010 June Club Meeting - Throw Rope Competition
22 May 2010 Cartecay River Trip
15 May 2010 ACA Swiftwater Rescue Class
05 May 2010 AWC T-Shirts - Order one today!!!
04 May 2010 Monthly Club Meeting - Grand Canyon TR & Oyster Roast
01 May 2010 Wilderness Medicine Classes
01 May 2010 Paddling Trip - Upper Hooch - Saturday, May 1st
29 Apr 2010 Winter Roll Practice
24 Apr 2010 Three Rivers - Spring 2010
22 Apr 2010 Winter Roll Practice
21 Apr 2010 Winter Roll Practice
17 Apr 2010 Cartecay River Clean Up
15 Apr 2010 AWC T-Shirts Contest - Vote for your favorites!
14 Apr 2010 Winter Roll Practice
07 Apr 2010 Winter Roll Practice
06 Apr 2010 Monthly Club Meeting - Friends and Family CPR
05 Apr 2010 AWC T-Shirt Design Contest
31 Mar 2010 Winter Roll Practice
25 Mar 2010 Winter Roll Practice
24 Mar 2010 Winter Roll Practice
17 Mar 2010 Winter Roll Practice
16 Mar 2010 AWC Board Meeting
13 Mar 2010 Tellico River Clean Up
04 Mar 2010 Winter Roll Practice
03 Mar 2010 Winter Roll Practice
02 Mar 2010 Monthly Club Meeting
25 Feb 2010 Winter Roll Practice
24 Feb 2010 Winter Roll Practice - Outside World Boat Demo
21 Feb 2010 Junior Roll Practice
18 Feb 2010 Winter Roll Practice
17 Feb 2010 Winter Roll Practice
16 Feb 2010 AWC Board Meeting
10 Feb 2010 Winter Roll Practice
03 Feb 2010 Winter Roll Practice
02 Feb 2010 Monthly Club Meeting - Save Georgia's Hemlocks
27 Jan 2010 Winter Roll Practice
26 Jan 2010 AWC Planning Meeting - January 26th
20 Jan 2010 Winter Roll Practice
13 Jan 2010 Winter Roll Practice
05 Jan 2010 Monthly Club Meeting - Western Rivers
01 Dec 2009 December Club Meeting-Holiday Party & Best of AWC Awards
03 Nov 2009 November Club Meeting-Winter Boating Safety & Officer Nominations
10 Oct 2009 Ocoee River Cleanup, October 10th, 2009 - Mark Your Calendars
06 Oct 2009 Monthly Club Meeting
01 Sep 2009 Monthly Club Meeting
29 Aug 2009 Fall Three Rivers 2009
04 Aug 2009 Monthly Club Meeting
07 Jul 2009 Monthly Club Meeting
02 May 2009 Spring Three Rivers
02 Apr 2009 Winter Roll Practice
01 Apr 2009 Winter Roll Practice
26 Mar 2009 Winter Roll Practice
25 Mar 2009 Winter Roll Practice
04 Feb 2009 Winter Roll Practice
06 Jan 2009 Monthly Meeting
 

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