Canoe Cruisers Association - The Canoe and Kayak Club of Greater Washington D.C.

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Outfitters and Instruction

Alpine Whitewater Française
Custom whitewater kayaking trips in the French Alps.  This summer we are planning three trips, that will explore some of the world's most scenic and delightful whitewater.   As well as the culture, cuisine and other delicacies of the region.

Antietam Creek Canoe
Canoe livery and antique shop on historic Antietam Creek.

Canoe Kayak and Paddle Co. LLC
Canoe Kayak and Paddle Co
We teach paddling and Certify Instructors in Paddlesports, Coastal/River Kayak/ Canoe. We teach, train and Assess ACA L1- L4 paddling skills, Trip Leader skills and folks that just want to paddle better & safer. We lead paddling trips with instruction. WE  donate 10% of our profits to Potomac River Keeper, WVA River Coalition and CBF. Discount for ACA certification for CCA members. Call Mike at 703 264 8911.

Historical River Tours
Located just one hour west of the DC/Baltimore area.  We are a small, locally based, family owned river outfitter with a passion for the rich Civil War history of the tri-state area.

Liquid Adventures Kayak School (LAKS)
In the Washington, DC area, you are never far from the Potomac River. In a few minutes you can be far from the city, and in full immersion with the river. Tell your friends about the Metro area's friendliest school of paddling. In nearby West Virginia, in Canada, in Colorado, and in Mexico, where ever new river adventures are always waiting for you, we paddle rivers carefully selected for your skills. Our many top instructors are your friends on and off the water. For all the enjoyment that we get in the sport, there is none better than to share it with you. Whether you are just discovering river kayaking, or are an experienced, Class IV paddler, you can expect from us every time out, caring instruction, depth of experience, and sheer enthusiasm for the sport.

Maximum Whitewater Performance
Maximum Whitewater Performance features world class paddling gear by David Hearn including: lightweight custom composite boats, custom kayak and canoe paddles, plus Rapidstyle paddle jackets, float vests; Wild-Water helmets; Snapdragon sprayskirts; paddlebags; books, outfitting and repair materials. David Hearn offers individual and group coached sessions in racing or river play for canoe and kayak paddlers of all ages.  Located in Bethesda, Maryland.

Nantahala Outdoor Center
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Nantahala Outdoor Center is the nation's largest outdoor recreation company. Over a half million guests visit NOC annually to embark on a diverse collection of more than 80 different whitewater rafting and land-based itineraries, learn to kayak at NOC's world-renowned Paddling School, travel to 12 foreign countries with NOC's Adventure Travel program, test the latest outdoor gear and shop at its flagship retail stores or enjoy NOC's resort amenities such as its four restaurants and multi-tiered lodging. A privately-held, employee-owned company, NOC is one of the largest employers in Western North Carolina and 22 Olympians and Olympic coaches have called NOC home. NOC has been recently recognized by The New York Times as the "Nation's Premiere Paddling School," "The Best Place to Learn" by Outside, and as "One of the Best Outfitters on Earth" by National Geographic ADVENTURE.

Potomac Paddlesports
Operating 15 miles outside of Washington DC, we are the region's premier kayak school for beginners.

River and Trail Outfitters
River and Trail Outfitterd
River & Trail offers guided whitewater rafting, tubing, kayaking, canoeing, climbing, cycling & hiking trips in the historic, Harpers Ferry area. River trips & lessons take place in Maryland, Virginia, & West Virginia on the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers and Antietam Creek.

In 1938, mountain climbers Lloyd and Mary Anderson joined with 23 fellow Northwest climbers to found Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI). The group formed a consumer cooperative to supply themselves with high-quality ice axes and other climbing gear. During the past six decades, REI has grown into a renowned international supplier of specialty outdoor gear, currently serving more than 1.8 million active members through 60 retail stores in the U.S. and by direct sales via the Internet, telephone and mail.

Sweet Composites
Sweet Composites
We are distributors of FRP materials and supplies. We mainly serve the light-marine industry, primarily canoe and kayak manufacturers as well as boat repair shops, but we have customers in model aircraft, autobody work, and several other specialty composites markets. Our products are used for mold making, boat building, and repair work of all kinds. We handle a wide variety of fabrics in fiberglass (E-glass), S-glass, Kevlar® (aramid), graphite (carbon fiber), and polyester, all in quantities from one yard to full rolls. We carry epoxy resins, pigments, metal flake and many other fillers and additives. Types of seam tape include woven fiberglass, aramid, and polyester in several widths as well as bias tapes in fiberglass and aramid. Other products include mold releases and mold-prep products, Minicel® foam, neoprene materials and glue, shock cord, as well as basic tools, respirators, and other safety gear.

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