Friday, April 18, 2014

Friends Don't Let Friends Paddle Without a Lifejacket

The Sea Tow Foundation has selected the ACA as one of their life jacket loaner stand hosts for 2014! 



Located at Motts Run Reservoir in Fredericksburg, VA, our new life jacket loaner stand joins more than 200 other stands already established around the country by the Sea Tow Foundation. 

Please visit www.boating safety.com to find the loaner stand nearest you!



Fast fact: 85% of all fatal boating accident victims were not wearing a life jacket.

Don't be a victim. Wear your life jacket and make your friends do the same.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

ACA Pro School Spotlight

Osprey Sea Kayak Adventures provides comprehensive sea and surf kayaking instruction and assessments, paddle board instruction, guided tours, environmental education, and team building programs.

The pro school also offers kayak and paddle board rentals and sales, as well as unique adventure trips along coastal Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and the Caribbean. 

Visit ospreyseakayak.com for more information today!



ACA Pro Schools are some of the best organizations across the country to find top quality ACA certified instruction. Current ACA members also receive discounts on certain Pro School instructional programs. 

To see a full list of ACA Pro Schools, click here

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Paddle Green: French Broad River Clean-Up!

The annual French Broad River Clean-Up will take place in Rosman, North Carolina on May 17th, 2014. It's a fun and rewarding day on the water disguised as a volunteer gig!



Clean-up volunteers will receive:
  • Paddles, lifejackets, & all other equipment you'll need
  • A free canoe ride down the river
  • Complimentary breakfast and lunch
  • As many garbage bags as you can fill!
Bring your friends, and make new ones on the water. Register for the French Broad River Clean-Up today! 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

State Director Application Deadline is TODAY!

Race to Submit your State Director Application!

Today is the final day to submit an application for a volunteer State Director position.

State Directors will help the ACA be more effective at the state level, whether it's through assistance with a competitive paddling event, supporting an environmental action, or providing tools for an educational activity.

State Directors can also assist new or potential ACA members locally with things like finding paddling clubs or instruction, organizing a stewardship opportunity, or helping people contact the ACA if there is an issue that needs national attention.

If you are interested in assisting the ACA increase its effectiveness in your state, please consider applying as a State Director by close of business today!

Monday, April 14, 2014

ACA Pro School Highlight

REI Outdoor School provides outdoor enthusiasts with beginner to advanced level classes and outings in a variety of activities. 

Learn something new, or choose to improve your skills in an area you already enjoy! The experts at REI Outdoor School teach classes in outdoor fitness, kayaking, rock climbing, mountain biking, backpacking, SUP, navigation, snowshoeing, road cycling, camping, skiing, wilderness medicine, and more. Equipment and fun included.



ACA Pro Schools are some of the best organizations across the country to find top quality ACA certified instruction. Current ACA members also receive discounts on certain Pro School instructional programs. 

To see a full list of ACA Pro Schools, click here

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Boating Survey Data Released



The U.S. Coast Guard has just released their 2012 National Recreational Boating Survey.  

This includes participation data on canoes and kayaks.

Read the report at
www.americancanoe.org/paddlesports_statistics

Friday, April 11, 2014

Great New Benefit For Kayak Fishing Clubs!

Are you a kayaking group or organization with a fishing component? Your group may be eligible to participate in the ACA insurance program as a Paddle America Club or an Affiliate Organization! 

Learn more about the ACA Kayak Fishing Insurance Program today.


If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the ACA Insurance Department.