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Sea Kayak Institute Features Demo Day Friday, July 29

PLATTSBURGH, NY__ Ever wanted to try out a sea kayak, perhaps take one on a quick spin on Lake Champlain? Then the Lake Champlain Sea Kayak Institute's Demo Day is just for you. Demo Day, which will be held from noon to 4 p.m. at the Valcour Kayak Center, located at Valcour Conference Center on Rt. 9 South, is free and open to everyone.

A great opportunity for anyone interested in trying sea kayaks, Demo Day will feature local and national vendors who will make a wide variety of boats and other equipment available for use.  Sea Kayak Institute faculty will be in the water to serve as safety boats and to also offer advice.

"This event is unusual because it is not a retail event," said Dr. Larry Soroka, director of the Adirondack Experience at the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh and organizer of the Sea Kayak Institute. "It's an excellent opportunity to talk to sales people and company representatives and paddling instructors without the pressure of sales. I encourage anyone interested in testing out a sea kayak to stop by on Friday, July 29."

On Saturday, July 30, the Lake Champlain Sea Kayak Institute winds up with the fourth Round-the-Island Race for kayakers of all skill levels. This seven-mile citizen's race is an opportunity to enjoy the recreational company of other paddlers, to circum-paddle Valcour Island and enjoy the beautiful mountain views of New York and Vermont. Registration, which costs $10, begins at 8 a.m. at the Valcour Kayak Center with the race starting at 9 a.m.

For additional information or directions, visit www.plattsburgh.edu/adx/lcski.php or call 518-564-5292.

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