A pool session with the Hobbit King to improve your rolling and bracing!

(Registration Deadline—Feb 3, 2017)

Appalachian Paddling Enthusiasts (APEs) is pleased to announce another of its Paddle with the Pros clinics with Stephen Wright.  Jackson Team member, Stephen, is a 5-time U.S. National Freestyle Champion, took 3rd place in the World Championships in both 2009 and 2011, 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 perfect their rolling and bracing techniques in a kayak.  This is not a beginning rolling class.  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 form and payment to reserve your spot ASAP.


COURSE OBJECTIVES: The focus is to learn to roll 100% of the time. Learn what to practice so that your whitewater roll will be reliable, fast, and fun!

COURSE PREREQUISITES: Participants should at least know the basics of the roll and 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, Feb 7, 2017

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

COST: $45 for APEs members  (includes pool use fee); $55 for non-APEs members (tuition includes APEs membership).  Non-Refundable after Feb 3 unless replacement found.

CLASS SIZE: Classes will be limited to 10 participants


MINIMUM PERSONAL GEAR: Whitewater kayak, type III PFD, whitewater helmet, paddle, sprayskirt, closed-toe protective footwear, drinking water


REGISTRATION: There are two ways to register: (Registration Deadline—Feb 3, 2017)

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