Flatwater Training

Paddle Canada Introduction to Tandem Lake Canoeing Certification courses 2022

Course description:  For those with little or no canoeing experience OR who have canoed but without training who'd like to learn proper technique and solid basics of canoeing.
This two-day certification course introduces paddlers to tandem canoeing in calm water.  It includes how to go forwards, backwards, sideways,  stop, do pivots and turns, do a tandem rescue, transport a canoe, stay safe on the water and more.  Successful participants will become more comfortable and feel more in control in a canoe under calm and stable weather conditions.  RACCC canoes provided.  Minors require a parent or guardian to be present throughout the course.

Please use this check list re:What to Bring 

Covid-19 protocols at the time of the course must be followed.  

See course overview herehttps://www.paddlecanada.com/levels/canoeing/lake-canoe/introduction-to-tandem-lake-canoeing/ 

Prerequisites:     Age 12 and up. and  Participants should be comfortable swimming while wearing a PFD.

June 11/12. (Sat & Sun).  8:30 AM -5:30 PM   
OR   July 9/10. (Sat & Sun).  8:30 AM -5:30 PM   (Paddle Canada admin:  course#78119 - Andrea, LeeAnn, Dot, Bill)
NOTE: The additional canoe rescue sessions for both June and July courses will be held either: 
Tuesday, July 5th 6-8:30 at the RA outdoor pool (please arrive at 5:45 to be ready when the pool is available)
If there is a thunder storm and it is cancelled the alternate is Wednesday, July 6th location TBA  Location to be determined

Location:  Ottawa area (Black Rapids?)

Last date to register for this course: June 6th OR July 4th 
Cost:  RACCC Member: $140    Non- Member: $240
  PLAY RA BAR CODE:  June 11/12 + July 5:  00003358
   PLAY RA BAR CODE: July  09/10 + July 5:: 00003359
More information re: How to Register 

Minimum # of participants:   6              Maximum # of participants: 12   

For more information contact instructor: Bill Wong  (wongwp(at)sympatico.ca)