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Today is October 24, 2016

SOF Sea Kayak Building Workshop
Traditional kayak designer and builder Kiliii Yuyan is bringing his 9-day skin-on-frame workshop to Maryland. Participants will each build their own SOF kayak & Greenland paddle just in time for the Delmarva Paddler's Retreat! Learn more at

When: September 24 - October 2, 2016
Where: Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
St. Michaels, Maryland 
Contact: Organizer: Addie Asbridge Host:

28th Annual Delmarva Paddlers Retreat
This will be Delmarva’s 28th year providing top level instruction to the paddling community and it’s 15th year of being a Traditional Qajaq USA Paddling event. This year will feature: • An Iqyax (Baidarka) Building class with Anders Thygesen • John Pedersen will return and expand his strokes class • Don Beale will conduct a Paddle making workshop • The Kayak Build Competition will return! With always an abundance of mentors you're guaranteed to learn something new, improve your paddling skills, and make new friends. All this in a rustic camp-style setting on the scenic shores of Rehoboth Bay, Delaware.

Qajaq USA Event
When: October 6 - 9, 2016
Where: Camp Arrowhead on Rehoboth Bay
Lewes, Delaware 
Contact: Sue Byerly or Chris Beckman

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