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(Registration Deadline—June 1, 2015)

Appalachian Paddling Enthusiasts (APEs) is pleased to announce the next of its Paddle with the Pros clinics, this time by hosting a Beginner Whitewater Canoe Clinic with Eli Helbert.  Eli has taken top honors at two World Championships, a World Cup, and a World Extreme Race, as well as numerous national and regional canoeing titles. He has taught courses throughout the U.S and abroad, including for the Nantahala Outdoor Center, La Ola School of Paddling in Germany and Austria, and the Oxford Riverside Center in England.

The Beginner Whitewater Canoe Course is designed for those interested in learning the fundamentals, strokes and river running techniques that will ensure a fun and safe time on the river.  No experience is necessary. Instruction will consist of both flat water and on river instruction. The course will take place in the normal APEs watershed, to be determined as we get closer to the date. The class will be limited to 5 students.  If you’re an aspiring open-boater this is your chance!  Send in your registration form and payment to take advantage of this outstanding and rare opportunity to learn from one of the world’s best!