Trip Reports

Level 1 Flatwater Tandem Canoe Course May 2024

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May 25-26, 2024

I joined the Level 1 Flatwater Tandem Canoe Course to improve my canoe skills and meet others who have similar interests. The weather, other paddlers and the instructors combined to make this a truly wonderful weekend that exceeded my expectations. The instructors Bill, Andrea,



Bruce and Lee Ann were incredibly kind, organized, skilled and fun loving. Too many details to mention here, but we did learn the ins-and-outs (pun intended) of the J-stroke, sweep, draw, bowline and other essentials. The real-time coaching and feedback were frequent and improved my confidence. We even got to watch a canoe-over-canoe rescue and learned lots about safety and communication. Thank you to all for a terrific course. Now it’s time for me to get back on the water to practice my skills and get ready for tripping.

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