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Lakewater 2 - Basic Solo

  • 24 Apr 2016
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Clubhouse, 355 Gorge Road West
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  • Lakewater 2 - Basic Solo

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Learn to paddle a canoe by yourself, even in windy and rough conditions. You’ll adapt the paddling stokes learnt in the Level 1 Tandem course to solo paddling while sitting in the centre of a canoe. You’ll gain independence as you enhance your understanding of how a canoe responds to each paddle stroke. By completing this course you’ll be able to branch out to the other courses the club offers, such as ocean tripping and the advanced tandem and solo courses.

Topics include:

    Solo paddling positions and trim

    Pivot point

    Extending your strokes for better control

    Solo spins and sideslips


    Effective reverse paddling

    Introduction to environmental ethics

    Access concerns

Our certified instructors deliver the Recreational Canoeing Association of British Columbia’s (RCABC) Basic Solo course in a full-day session normally held on the Gorge waterway near the VCKC clubhouse.

All canoeing gear can be provided, however you are encouraged to bring your own equipment if you have it.

PREREQUISITE – RCABC Lakewater Level 1 or equivalent

Please register online now to secure your spot. You can delay paying until one week before the course date; a payment reminder email will be sent at that time.

Course-specific details will be sent by the instructor one week before the course.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact the VCKC Canoe Director - canoe@vckc.ca

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