Basic Canoeing

Basic Canoe (Gibson Creek Canoe)

Basic Canoe (Gibson Creek Canoe)

Basic Canoe (Gibson Creek Canoe)

Basic Canoe (Gibson Creek Canoe)

Basic Canoe (Gibson Creek Canoe)

Basic Canoe (Gibson Creek Canoe)

Basic Canoe (Gibson Creek Canoe)

Basic Canoe (Gibson Creek Canoe)

Course Description:

Basic canoeing is an introduction to canoeing for novices or first time canoeists. Course participants will learn about parts of the canoe, important safety gear, basic canoe strokes, and maintaining canoe control. 

Course Requirements:

 

Prerequisites:  None

Course Length:  1 day (4-8hrs)

Location:  Sheltered Lake

Conditions:  Calm

Course Elements:

  1. Theory

    1. Canoe Parts

    2. Paddle & pfd selection and care

    3. Government regulations

    4. Environmental hazards

    5. Emergency Procedures

  2. Safety

    1. jump out – climb in (observe)

    2. paddle swamped canoe (observe)

    3. canoe over canoe rescue (observe)

    4. safety procedures

  3. Skills

    1. Launching from shore and dock

    2. Paddling position, trim, balance

    3. Changing positions

    4. Strokes – power, J, sweep, draw, push-away, pry, reverse, rudder

    5. Maneuvers – Side slipping

    6. Circles (Inside & Outside 15 m.)

    7. Stopping

    8. Straight line 50 m.

    9. Pivots

    10. Lifts & Carries

    11. Tying a Canoe on a Vehicle

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