Canoeing Basic Skills
Aim - To introduce novice participants to paddling with a
partner in sheltered calm waters. The skills and knowledge gained at this level
form the foundation for basic paddling. This course serves as a pre-requisite
for the Intro to Lake Canoe Tandem or Solo canoe course.
The successful Canoe Basic Skills candidate is considered a beginner tandem lake canoeist.
Prerequisites - None
Course Dates - May 4th, May 11th 4-8 pm
Class Ratio - 1 Instructor:10 Participants
Location - Wascana Lake Marina (just off Broad Street)
Participants will be paddling tandem and sharing canoes. Each participant is responsible for their own canoe (shared) PFD, Paddle, and safety gear. Some canoes and equipment is available for rent, please contact Geoff Horn at [email protected] for more information.
Theory: this course covers basic information and tips on preparing to canoe, safety regulations, weather concerns, and parts of the canoe.
General Paddling Skills: this course covers Enter & Exit Canoe (shore or dock), Balance 3 Point contact, Paddling Positions, How to Hold a Paddle, Switching Sides, Paddling Mechanics (paddling in cadence), Landing
Paddling Strokes: Forward, Reverse, Check (stop), Draw, Pry, Rudder or J Stroke