Sunday, March 29, 2009

Kayaks ahoy!! at Vaddem lake

As a curtain raiser to our introduction to kayaking and practice program, a kayaking demo was held at Vaddem Lake, Vasco da Gama today from 11.0 to 12.30 am.

Goa's National wind surfing champion, fascinated the Sunday crowd with an effortless display of kayaking.
He also did some clowning and proved to all present that kayaking is safe provided one used all safety equipment and had at all times, a healthy respect for the water.


Many of those who had come only to watch
later had a go with at least 8-10 being provided an
opportunity to get a first hand feel of freedom on the water.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Dates and time for the program in Vasco/Panaji

Following are the dates and times for the program in Vasco and Panaji

April 06 – April 10, 2009 7.0 am.-12.0 am. Hollant Bay
April 11, 2009 9.0 am.-01.0 pm. Hollant Bay
April 13, 2009 10.0 am.-02.0 pm. Hollant Bay
April 14, 2009 11.0 am.-03.0 pm. Hollant Bay

April 18 – April 27, 2009 7.0 am.-11.0 am. Hawaii beach, Dona Paula

All participants are requested to be at the beach, 15-20 minutes early. Please carry your own bottle of drinking water and a bag for your belongings.

Remy and Philippe at Dona Paula, yesterday morning.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Regarding timings for Vasco and Panaji programs

The detailed daily times for the Vasco and Panaji programs based on the tide will be posted, in the next 2 days. The daily practice schedule will be for 3 hours with 2 trainees sharing a kayak alternately for an hour e.g. 10 trainees will share 5 kayaks solo for the first hour i.e. say 6-7 am. then the next 10 trainees will take over for the next hour, with the final 10 joining for the last hour. Choice of booking the time slot, will be given as per the order in the registration lists.
Register early to choose your own time with your friends.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Intro to kayaking program

The program is open to those above 10/12 years, in good health and who can swim a bit. This is to ensure that all participants have overcome their basic fear of the water and we can then focus only on the kayaking!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

About Goakayaking

We're a bunch of kayaking enthusiasts, with the goal of helping paddlers understand and manage the risks involved in kayaking, through peer learning and community interaction.

We believe strongly in the need for personal responsibility and safety on the water, while supporting each other, so we may develop our skills and become more responsible paddlers.

Most of our group activities will combine the fun of paddling with the joy of learning and helping other members and guests.
We will not just limit ourselves to the waterways. Many of us are avid hikers/backpackers with the desire to be outdoors. We intend to link up with the Goa Hiking and Trekking Association, the YMCA and the International Youth Hostels Association, to offer combined kayaking cum Hiking/trekking trips in the different and beautiful backwaters and bays of Goa and Karwar. Don't be surprised, to see a day trip/overnight camping expedition posted at a moment’s notice - so keep watching this site and be ready to go!

All we really desire is to enjoy ourselves on water and land and help others in the process.

So, if you think you may benefit from our group, and grow, want to learn kayaking, go camping, trekking, was uncertain and needing company, ...... join now and become active!
We’ll take the fear out and introduce the aches and joys of kayaking!
Have fun and stay safe.

Prakash K. Alfonso, Director Ph: 0832-2541715

Monday, March 9, 2009

Goa kayaking
Introduction to kayaking and practice program

For Adults and Children(above 10 years)

DATES: APRIL 18, 2009 TO APRIL 27, 2009
Bambolim Bay, Ourem Creek, Hawaii BeachAPRIL 08, 2009 TO APRIL 17, 2009
Hollant Bay, Bogmalo Beach, San Jacinto Island

Module-1 - Training
Introduction to kayaking, getting in and out, basic paddle strokes,navigating, tracking, turning, etc.
Module-2 - Practice
Eight sessions spread over 8 days with solo kayaking for every trainee

March 29, 2009
w/o late fee
Angleys Sports, Panaji
Phone: 2223119



PHONE: 9422056037/2541715

Kayaking for fun and health!!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

A visit to Palolem beach near Canacona in South Goa, my first experience on a sit on top kayak and I fell in love with the feeling!
Simply great! Easy to paddle, and steer, even for a novice like me. Got me wondering as to why kayaking as recreation/beachfun has not picked up in Goa.

I'm gonna do somethin' about it and that's goakayaking for you!