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A Northeast Illinois Canoe and Kayak Club

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Intro to Canoe

  • 2024-05-18
  • 9:00 AM
  • Grunwald Farms FP, Elburn
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  • Non-member - $50
  • PSC member - $30

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Date:  Saturday, May 18, 2024

Leader:  Steve Voss

Location: Grunwald Farms FP, Elburn, IL

Skill Level:  Beginner

Category: Instructional

Details:  Details: Following the syllabus of the American Canoe Association and taught by ACA-accredited instructor Steve Voss.

Instructors will guide you on fitting yourself and your gear comfortably and safely in your boat, understanding essential gear and its use, techniques to effectively and efficiently paddle your craft in all directions, skillfully and with complete control, on calm, protected waters.

Sample Itinerary:

· Introduction to basic equipment

· Launching/landing your canoe

· Introduction on how your body, boat, blade work together

· Paddling concepts and dynamics

· Basic body mechanics and efficiency of strokes

· Forward/Reverse strokes

· Sweep strokes (forward/reverse)

· Draw/Pry strokes

· Correction strokes (J and Pry)

· Turning on the move·

 What to do in the event of a capsize

ACA membership is required for participation. You will be asked to purchase a $10 one-day membership or supply your ACA member number at check in.

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