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January 2017

Pool Session

January 8 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Riverton Pool, 1600 Forest Ave
Portland, ME United States
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sea kayakers at Riverton Pool Session

Winter Pool Session at Riverton Pool Join MASKGI members and friends for our winter pool sessions at the Riverton Pool in Portland. The first session of the new year is scheduled for Sunday, January 8th, from 3-5 pm. Bring your boat (long or short), paddle, skirt, and PFD. Some boats and gear can be made available, with advance notice. Send Joe an email to ask about borrowing gear. The participation cost for members is $15 and for non-members is $25. Non-members will…

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Pool Session

January 22 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Riverton Pool, 1600 Forest Ave
Portland, ME United States
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sea kayaking in a Winter pool session

Winter Pool Session at Riverton Pool Join MASKGI members and friends for our winter pool sessions at the Riverton Pool in Portland. The second session of the new year is scheduled for Sunday, January 22nd, from 3-5 pm. Bring your boat (long or short), paddle, skirt, and PFD. Some boats and gear can be made available, with advance notice. Send Joe an email to ask about borrowing gear. The participation cost for members is $15 and for non-members is $25. Non-members will be able to…

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February 2017

Pool Session

February 5 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Riverton Pool, 1600 Forest Ave
Portland, ME United States
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Kayakers practicing in a swimming pool

Winter Pool Session at Riverton Pool Join MASKGI members and friends for our winter pool sessions at the Riverton Pool in Portland. Because of their popularity, we've added more sessions. Bring your boat (long or short), paddle, skirt, and PFD. Some boats and gear can be made available, with advance notice. Send Joe an email if you plan to attend or to ask about borrowing gear. The participation cost for members is $15 and for non-members is $25. Non-members will be…

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Pool Session

February 19 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Riverton Pool, 1600 Forest Ave
Portland, ME United States
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kayaker paddling in a swimming pool

Winter Pool Session at Riverton Pool Join MASKGI members and friends for our winter pool sessions at the Riverton Pool in Portland. Because of their popularity, we've added more sessions. Bring your boat (long or short), paddle, skirt, and PFD. Some boats and gear can be made available, with advance notice. Send Joe an email if you plan to attend or to ask about borrowing gear. The participation cost for members is $15 and for non-members is $25. Non-members will be…

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March 2017

Marine Weather Forecasting with Paul Cousins

March 11 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Nanuq Kayaking, Maine Wharf, 68 Commercial St
Portland, ME United States
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Thunderhead cloud over the sea

Practical Marine Weather a special presentation by Meteorologist Paul Cousins sponsored by MASKGI Learn how to recognize early signs of changing weather and how to anticipate storms, squalls, fog, and wind shifts. You can check the forecast before you leave, but it might be hours old and doesn't necessarily reflect the conditions in your area. Familiarize yourself with basic weather elements to understand how they will affect your boating experience. The Elements of Weather - Air masses, high & low…

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April 2017

Weather by the Seat of Your Pants

April 8 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
person crouched on rocky beach watching the waves

Presented by John Huth SATURDAY, APRIL 8th  1:00 - 4:30  NANUQ KAYAKING  Portland, Maine You can improve your ability to read the weather through an understanding of the physical processes driving weather systems when coupled with observations. Although this shouldn't negate the need for prudence in checking NOAA radio etc, it can help you fine tune forecasts for local conditions and enhance the experience on the water. Admission is free. Seating is limited. Reservations liz@maineislandkayak.com. John Huth is Donner Professor…

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WERU Radio Talk

April 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Tune into WERU from 10-11 am on Friday, April 28th, for a talk on early season paddling safety. Many thanks to member Natalie Springuel for inviting MASKGI to be on the show, Coastal Conversations, which she hosts.

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Spring 2017 Members Meeting

April 29
Wave catching up with sea kayaker

Semi-Annual Meeting The spring meeting will be Saturday, April 29th at Yarmouth Public Library, starting at 10 am, in the Lewis Hall meeting space. We should be able to cover all the agenda items before noon, when pizza will be provided. We hope to have as many folks there as we can for an engaging discussion, please let us know if you plan to attend. For those who cannot make it in person, there will be an option to call in…

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May 2017

USCG Paddlecraft Safety “Media Day”

May 19 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
USCG Sector Northern New England, 259 High Street, South Portland, ME 04106, 259 High Street
South Portland, ME 04106 United States
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USCG Sector Northen New England

  COAST GUARD TO HOST PADDLECRAFT SAFETY “MEDIA DAY” SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — In an effort to increase recreational boating safety awareness in northern New England and reduce the recent spike in paddlecraft related deaths, Coast Guard Sector Northern New England will host a "Paddlecraft Safety Media Day” specifically tailored for local media outlets. The Coast Guard has confirmed that State Boating Law Administrators and other stakeholders will be present.  Elected officials have also been invited.  Unique components of the…

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September 2017

September Conference Call

September 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Kayaks in Cornwall

At the spring member meeting we decided to hold remote conference calls in between each of the in-person spring and fall meetings. Because we are already into the prime busy season for most guides and outfitters, and since there aren't pressing issues to discuss, we will wait until after Labor Day for the conference call. If you would like to participate in the call, please mark your calendars for September 12th from 7-8 pm, and stay tuned for call in details…

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