A pool session with the Hobbit King to improve your paddling techniques!

(Registration Deadline—Jan 29, 2018)

Appalachian Paddling Enthusiasts (APEs) is pleased to announce another of its Paddle with the Pros clinics with Stephen Wright.  Jackson Kayak Factory Team member, Stephen, is a 5-time U.S. National Freestyle Champion, took 3rd place in the World Championships in both 2009 and 2011, US Freestyle team member 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, & 2017, was the Pan American Champion in 2011 and was the World Champion for Squirt Boating in 2015.

This one evening course is designed for the boater who wants to deal deeper into proper paddling techniques in a kayak.  The clinic will be held at Freedom Hall Pool in Johnson City, TN.  Course will be limited to 10 students.  This course will likely fill up fast so be sure to send in your registration and payment to reserve your spot ASAP.


COURSE OBJECTIVES: The focus is a comprehensive instructional program on the skills of maneuvering your kayak in the most efficient ways.

COURSE PREREQUISITES: Participants should have their own kayak and gear.  Minors must be accompanied by parent or guardian.


WHERE: Freedom Hall Pool: 1320 Pactolas Rd, Johnson City, TN 37604

WHEN: Tuesday, Jan 30, 2018

TIME: 7:30-9:00 P.M.

COST: $50 for APEs members  (includes pool use fee); $60 for non-APEs members (tuition includes APEs membership).  Non-Refundable after Jan 29 unless replacement found.

CLASS SIZE: Classes will be limited to 10 participants


MINIMUM PERSONAL GEAR: Whitewater kayak, type III PFD, whitewater helmet, paddle, sprayskirt, appropriate footwear, drinking water


REGISTRATION: There are two ways to register: (Registration Deadline—Jan 29, 2018)

1. Online: Register online at http://www.riverapes.org/registration.html. After submitting your registration you will be directed to http://www.riverapes.org/paypal-1.html to pay for the course using PayPal.  APEs (or TEHCC) membership is required to participate and can also be purchased online at http://www.riverapes.org/paypal-1.html for $10.  No need to fill out and send in a separate membership form.  Your online registration will double for that purpose.

2. Mail: Click Here to download the PDF Registration Form and mail in with payment made out to APEs to Wesley R. Bradley: 243 Old Lacy Hollow Rd., Elizabethton, TN 37643. Those mailing in their registration can add the $10 annual APEs membership fee to their course payment.  No need to fill out and send in a separate membership form.  Your registration form will double for that purpose.

ONLINE NOTE: Courses not listed in Registration Course Menu are full.  Please contact Wesley at dangerousdraftingman@hotmail.com to be placed on waiting list.


QUESTIONS: Contact Wesley at dangerousdraftingman@hotmail.com or 423-647-1321