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Canadian Style Paddling

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Introduction:
Canadian Style Paddling is about style paddling, and not for everybody.  There is a pleasure once over the threshold of the skills and nailing a move, 'From challenge comes reward.'

Prerequisites
ORCKA Flatwater Level, equivalent certification, or comparable skills and experience (with the permission of the Course Director).

Canadian Style Paddling 1 as oultined by ORCKA:

Safety
  • Swimming and treading water
  • Retrieving a swamped canoe
  • Canoe over canoe rescue
  • Self rescue
  • Line toss and rescue
Theory
  • Canoeing heritage
  • Canoe design and construction
  • Canoeing dynamics
  • Canoeing first aid
  • Canoeing resources
Skills (tandem)
  • Pivots
  • Sideward displacement
  • Circles
  • Reverse and forward straight lines
  • Landings
  • Triangular course in wind
  • Slalom course
  • Portaging

Skills (solo)
  • All of the above items, except triangular course in wind and slalom course

Canadian Style Paddling 2 as outlined by ORCKA:

Safety
  • Review of previous safety items
  • Swimming and treading water
  • Artificial respiration using a canoe
  • Canoe over canoe rescue
  • Self rescue
  • Reaching assist and throw line
  • Triangular course in wind
Theory
  • Review of previous theory items
  • Canoeing history
  • Canoe design and construction
  • Canoe repair and maintenance

Skills (solo)

  • Review of previous skills items
  • Pivots
  • Circles
  • Reverse and forward straight lines
  • Sideward displacement
  • Variations on core skills
  • Advanced manoeuvres and routines
  • Canoe dance
  • Paddling in groups
  • Slalom course
  • Portaging


5 Boats/instructor

Level 1a is tandem, and 1b is solo.

If you have any questions, or want
to sign up, feel free to call me or
email.

Keep the open side up!

Get ready for Adventure!





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September 3, 2007.