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Lakewater 1 - Basic Tandem

  • 15 Apr 2017
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Clubhouse, 355 Gorge Road West
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  • Basic tandem canoe

Start all your paddling adventures with this introductory course. Whether you are a first-time paddler or with some prior experience, discover the essential skills, manoeuvres and knowledge to safely paddle a tandem (two-person) canoe, either from the bow (front) or stern (back).

Topics include:


    Canoes, paddles, PFDs and other gear


    Paddling positions and boat trim


    Launching and landing


    Forward, stopping and reverse paddling


    Basic turns while paddling forward


    Spins and sideslip manoeuvres


    Storing and waterproofing gear


    Canoeing safety guidelines and equipment


    Handling waves and wind


    Capsizes and rescues


Our certified instructors deliver the Recreational Canoeing Association of British Columbia’s (RCABC) Basic Tandem 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
You must be a club member to take a course, you will not be able to register until you have logged into the website.

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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