2009 Symposium Clinic Listings

Saturday

Comprehensive Beginner's Clinic (9:00 am to 12 pm / 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm): This is the perfect course for those new to the sport of sea kayaking or if you want to brush up on your skills. All the basics are covered to get you safely and confidently paddling by yourself.  Dryland topics include safety, preperation, gear and launching.  Skills taught include basic strokes, turning techniques, and basic rescue techniques.

Comprehensive Beginner's Clinic for Women (9:00 am to 12 pm / 1:00 to 4:00 pm): A kayaking clinic for women taught by women. Course content will be the same as the Comprehensive Beginner's Clinic.

Intermediate Strokes:  Take your basic kayak strokes (sweep, power, draw and reverse) and learn to count on them in a variety of ways in different settings and wave conditions.  As well learn the dynamics of stroke combinations using this practice to make you a more comfortable and dynamic paddler.

Bracing & Edging:  Let's see how far we can tilt the boat without tipping over?  Realistically with this seminar you will learn to use bracing and edging not only to gain comfort, but to also explore your boat's performance.  Many of the techniques covered also are integral components of rolling and rescues.

Advanced Sea Kayaking Techniques:  Learn techniques and skills necessary for participation in advanced wilderness expeditions.  Much of the curriculum will be participant directed.  Other topics that may be included are surfing and surf zone management, towing and advanced rescues etc...

Greenland Paddling Techniques:  Description and details to come! If this is of interest to you call 807-684-9555

Rolling Clinic:  Learn the dynamics of the most efficient and practical form of sea kayak rescue.  Learning to roll (or learning the techniques that lead up to a roll) can greatly assist you in becoming a better paddler.  You will leave this clinic with the proper mechanics of rolling your boat and be able to further practice on your own.  It is recommended that you take the bracing and edging course first!

Beyond Basic Rescues:  After practicing your basic assisted rescue, learn a variety of assisted and self rescue methods for use in a variety of different situations.  Examples include stirrup rescues, "Hand of God", paddle floats, and the re-entry and roll.

Sunday

 

Intermediate Strokes:  Take your basic kayak strokes (sweep, power, draw and reverse) and learn to count on them in a variety of ways in different settings and wave conditions.  As well learn the dynamics of stroke combinations using this practice to make you a more comfortable and dynamic paddler.

Bracing & Edging:  Let's see how far we can tilt the boat without tipping over?  Realistically with this seminar you will learn to use bracing and edging not only to gain comfort, but to also explore your boat's performance.  Many of the techniques covered also are integral components of rolling and rescues.

Advanced Sea Kayaking Techniques:  Learn techniques and skills necessary for participation in advanced wilderness expeditions.  Much of the curriculum will be participant directed.  Other topics that may be included are surfing and surf zone management, towing and advanced rescues etc...

Greenland Paddling Techniques:  Description and details to come! If this is of interest to you call 807-684-9555

Rolling Clinic:  Learn the dynamics of the most efficient and practical form of sea kayak rescue.  Learning to roll (or learning the techniques that lead up to a roll) can greatly assist you in becoming a better paddler.  You will leave this clinic with the proper mechanics of rolling your boat and be able to further practice on your own.  It is recommended that you take the bracing and edging course first!

Beyond Basic Rescues:  After practicing your basic assisted rescue, learn a variety of assisted and self rescue methods for use in a variety of different situations.  Examples include stirrup rescues, "Hand of God", paddle floats, and the re-entry and roll.