This clinic is an introduction to the skills and maneuvers required for paddling in current on the river. The goal is to familiarize you with moving water dressed in the same paddling gear (PFD, wetsuit, helmet) that you'll be wearing on any club trip. This "dry-run" allows you to test out your gear and make adjustments before heading out to a remote river.
The session covers:
Club boats and equipment are available free of charge. Please make arrangements with the Equipment Manager well before the session.
You will need to transport the paddling equipment to and from the site.
You'll need to provide your own personal gear: a farmer John/Jane wetsuit, thermal layers, paddling jacket, gloves & booties and protective footwear. If you have any questions about these items, contact the instructor.
The session is normally 1.5 hours on the North Saskatchewan river in Edmonton in the spring. This clinic is scheduled based on demand, so contact the Whitewater Kayak Coordinator as soon as possible. Sessions will appear in the the club calendar when the required minimum number of participants (3) has been reached.
Free for all Club Members.
Contact the Kayak Coordinator.
Mandatory Prerequisite: a basic kayaking pool course.