Of all the boats you’ll see on the river, kayaks come in the most sizes and shapes. They include “sit-in” types which seat the paddler inside the kayak or “sit atop” types which seat the paddler outside, on top of the kayak. Surfskis are specialized boats that are fast and tippy and do well in rough conditions. Racing kayaks are the fastest and tippiest kayaks for flat water and can be paddled by one (K-1), two (K-2), or four people (K-4).
The Petaluma Paddlers organizes informal outings through an internet newsgroup and some of its 100 plus members can be seen on the river and other local waterways throughout the year. In Petaluma, Clavey Paddlesports provides a full spectrum of kayak sales, rentals, and lessons. Local paddler and instructor, Susan Starbird, runs a…
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