Date(s) - 15/02/2020
The Beginners Program is a River Canoe Club initiative structured over three days, the program is intended to provide an opportunity for you to learn some basic skills, safety awareness and rescue techniques to give you the skills and confidence to paddle on River Canoe Club trips. River Canoe Club is a club so the people are just as important as the paddling, the Beginner’s Program will also give you the opportunity to meet other beginners starting their journey with the club as well as some of the more experienced club members to help you on your way.
The Beginner’s Program kicks off on Saturday 18th January for a introduction to kayaks and the associated equipment, paddling posture, how to safely enter and exit a boat followed by a paddle on the river. Day 2 will be a morning session at a popular swimming location south of Sydney, where we will work on more paddle strokes and rescue techniques. Day 3 will be an all-day flat water river trip over about 15km where we will put what we have learnt into practice.
Day 1 18th Jan 2020 – Intro Day AM and PM Groups
Day 2 19th Jan 2020 – Skills Day AM and PM Groups
Day 3A 8th Feb 2020 – Long Paddle Group A
Day 3B 9th Feb 2020 – Long Paddle Group B
Please let me know if you would like to attend as a beginner and also if you can attend as a club instructor/volunteer, the more club members helping out the better.
If you would like to take part in beginners program please complete the google form at the link below.
(Note this is a members only event ie you must be a club member to take part in the program http://rivercanoeclub.org/join)
Please nominate your prefered session on the form above, note we will do our best to accommodate your preferred sessions however these will be subject to final numbers.