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A Northeast Illinois Canoe and Kayak Club

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Intro to Canoe

  • 2022-05-07
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Busse Lake Canoe Center
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Date: Saturday, May 7, 2022

Leader:  Bill Kessler

Co-Leader:  Tracy Hunt

Location:  Busse Lake Canoe Launch

Skill Level:  Beginner

Category:  Instruction

Details:  This is a short introduction to paddling following the syllabus of the American Canoe Association and taught by ACA-accredited instructors. This class is on flat water and will prepare you for the next instructional step, Moving Water 1. Whether you are a beginning canoe paddler or a veteran of many years, this methodical review of equipment, safety issues, and paddling techniques will help you move through the water and control your boat more efficiently. Approximately two hours will be spent demonstrating, practicing, assessing your skills, and charting an individual plan for progress. The third hour will be for individual coaching and practice. Note that rain or even a gentle wind will make it necessary to move the class a week later, May 14. Watch this notice and be sure that your phone or email address is listed.

The cost is $20 for PSC members, $40 for non-PSC members 

You will need your own boat, paddle, a properly-fitted PFD (this will be tested on site), at least a liter of water, and snacks to get you through the three-hour session. A complete change of clothes and personal items can remain in your car.

ACA membership is required; you can arrange a one-day membership for $10 on site, or check out the ACA web site:

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