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A Northeast Illinois Canoe and Kayak Club

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Introduction to Paddling - Kayaking

  • 2018-08-26
  • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Hidden Lake, Downers Grove, IL
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Date:  Sunday, August 26, 2018
Leader:   John Chase
Location:  Hidden Lake, Downers Grove, IL
Skill Level:  Beginner
Category:  Instruction

This is the first in our PSC Training Series, Introduction to Paddling for Kayak. It will be held at Hidden Lake FP in Lisle/Downers Grove. This ACA course will teach you the basics of paddling your kayak. Some paddling strokes you will learn include: fwd, rev, stop, spin (pivot), sideways (abeam), turning and many other skills to paddle your craft skillfully on calm protected waters. Land-based concepts, including safety protocol, weather, gear for paddling, and other topics will be covered throughout the day. Time permitting, basic rescue skills will also be included.

PSC Member: Early bird registration: $15 (if registered by July 26) Regular pricing: $20 (after July 26)

Non-PSC Member: Early bird registration: $35 (if registered by July 26) Regular pricing: $40 (after July 26)

Participants will need to bring their own boat, paddle, PFD, snacks, lunch, and all personal items. Instructors will contact participants prior to the event with special instructions or equipment needs.

Registration will close on August 23 at Midnight.

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