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Mr. Charlie E. Wilson

President of the Board of Directors

American Canoe Association

HQ Phone: (540) 907-4460

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American Canoe Association

503 SOPHIA ST

Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401

United States

Company Description

ACA is the nation's leader in paddlesport education and instruction. With expanding numbers of individuals entering the sport at varied skill levels, the ACA's educational curriculum addresses this broad and diverse range of participation. The ACA is th ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Colden Canoe

Bell and Company

Marketing Director and Sales Manager

Bell Canoe Works

Owner

Avant Consulting

Affiliations

Founder
Placid Boatworks

Sub Committees
Safety Education & Instruction Council

Founder
Conclave

President
Grade VI

Education

Masters degrees

Outdoor Recreation and Organizational Theory

University of Illinois

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Together with cofounder Charlie Wilson, Joe developed a unique vacuum infusion system that is used to build Placid Boatworks.

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Charlie had the idea of building composite canoes and bonding separately molded composite gunwales to them to cut weight and maintenance.


March 8 & 9, 2014 | Adirondack Sports & Fitness

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2:30-3:00Blade, Body & Boat with Charlie Wilson. An on-water intro to paddle physics, biomechanics, and boat control to help you improve efficiency and power in pack canoes. Charlie Wilson is world-renowned as a paddlesport gear designer, boat builder, instructor, author and past president of the American Canoe Association.

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2:30-3:00Blade, Body & Boat with Charlie Wilson. An on-water intro to paddle physics, biomechanics, and boat control to help you improve efficiency and power in pack canoes. Charlie Wilson is world-renowned as a paddlesport gear designer, boat builder, instructor, author and past president of the American Canoe Association.


Placid Boatworks: Continuously Some Of The Best Canoes For Sale At Lake George Kayak

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Charlie Wilson's involvement in the canoe industry began when he designed a series of revolutionary, monocoque, portage packs for canoe camping in 1983. In the mid-eighties, Charlie was drawn into technical canoeing and the FreeStyle paddling community, co-founding Conclave, a series of national, on-water, canoeing clinics.

An American Canoe Association Instructor Trainer, Charlie chaired the ACA's Instruction Council from 1996 through 2000. During his tenure as its first Chair, the ACA FreeStyle Committee developed workshops and instructor standards and Interpretive Paddling Competitions. Charlie chaired the ACA's Bylaws Revision Committee, served two terms as National Secretary, one as Vice President, and was elected President of the 30,000 member group in 2001. His initiatives have included increased emphasis on market research and simplification of instructional programs, both to increase outreach to the paddling public.
He began writing on paddling technique for Canoesport Journal, and has contributed to the American Canoeist, Canoe Magazine, Currents, Paddler, Paddling, Paddlesport, River and Wooden Canoe magazines and several event and club newspapers. He wrote a chapter for Cliff Jacobson's Basic Essentials of Solo Touring, co-authored FreeStyle Canoeing, and Introduction to Canoeing and re-edited Appalachian Whitewater for Menasha Ridge Press. Editor and principal author of the ACA FreeStyle Instruction Manual, Charlie is working on three books on Modern Paddling Technique.
Charlie joined Bell Canoe Works of Zimmerman MN in 1993.
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When not paddling, promoting it, or writing about paddling, Charlie may be found skiing, mountaineering, or bird hunting, often with his sons. In his spare time, Charlie can sometimes be found practicing his "air paddling" technique in the SpitFIRE plug.
His recent commitment to Placid Boatworks, a local manufacturer working solely in the Adirondack market is an understandable rededication to innovative, targeted, design and superb quality construction. It's what he's always enjoyed doing.
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As a craftsman, the idea of building the very highest quality hulls in design, materials and performance coupled with hand finishing them in exotic, attractive and durable trim materials persuaded Joe to join Charlie in forming Placid Boatworks.


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Charlie Wilson Charlie formerly Chaired the American Canoe Association's Instruction Council, was instrumental in developing current FreeStyle technique and has written and contributed to several books and magazine articles on canoeing skills. He has been a principle in both Bell Canoe Works and Placid boatworks and currently consults with Swift Canoe and Kayak on infusion technology.

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