Paddling in Current

Event Phone: 2692451526

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  • July 27, 2016
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Paddling in Current
Paddling in Current
When: July 27th 6:30-9:30pm
Cost: $70
Where: Gilkey Elementary School Back Parking Lot Plainwell Michigan
What: Paddling in Current. This course is intended for all levels of paddlers. We will use the natural features on the Kalamazoo river to teach students both the basics, and the more advanced aspects of paddling moving water.
Why: Paddling in moving water is really fun, everybody wants a free ride, make the most of it!
Course Outline: This course will teach students how to use the current of the river to their advantage. For students new to moving water concepts, we will introduce the following concepts:

Reading the water
Scouting for hazards
Ferrying
Breaking in and breaking out of eddies
Attaining features
Boat handling and directional control in current
For students with good rolling skills and some experience in moving water the above skills would be required plus we can also offer:
Scouting for hazards
Edge control
Surfing standing waves
Equipment Required:
Canoe or Kayak with bulkheads or float bags fore and aft. There are rocks, so a plastic boat is probably a good idea.
Lifejacket
Spraydeck/closed cockpits only
Painter lines/Canoes only

269.245.1526

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 2692451526

Address:
707 S Woodhams St, Plainwell, Michigan, 49080, United States

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