2014 CKBC Sprint Canoe Camp - Burnaby, BC

Adult Paddling

Adult Surfski Programs

Adult Surfski – Level 1

Learn how to paddle in a surfski.  This program will introduce paddlers to surfski fundamentals and paddling, including equipment care and boat recovery.

The five sessions will cover:

  • Removing the boats from East Shed and returning boats with COVID Club Protocol
  • How to care for club equipment
  • How to enter and exit from dock,
  • How to recover from capsize
  • How to choose a wingblade paddle, proper grip
  • Basic paddling strokes, navigational
  • Paddlers are to provide their own PFD, paddles will be provided by FCRCC

Class capacity:
6

Dates & Times:

Sundays – Sep 19 to Oct 17 @ 11am to 12:30am

Location:
Alder Bay

Cost: 
$126 (GST included)

Coach:
Andrew Sugianto

Suitable for:
Paddlers ages 18+ with previous paddling experience

Prerequisites:

  • Must have at least a General membership of the FCRCC club.
    Click here for more information or register now.
  • Previous paddling experience is not needed, but recommended
  • Equipment:
    Paddlers are advised to provide their own PFD to avoid sharing PFDs due to COVID.  If you don’t have one for the first couple sessions, you may borrow one from the club and sanitize afterwards.
  • A club boats will be available for participants to use.

Registration Here

Adult Surfski – Level 2

This course is an extension of our Level 1 program with the goal of, by the end of the course, to be confident paddling a surfski in rough water with proper technique and balance.  This course is also open to paddlers who are looking for a refresher course in surfski skills.

The five sessions will cover:

  • Improving stroke technique
  • Being comfortable paddling in rough water
  • Effect of wind, weather, tides boat traffic in False Creek. How to confidently paddle in these conditions.
  • Basic paddling safety
  • Review of club equipment handling

Class capacity:
6

Dates & Times

Sundays – Oct 24 to Nov 21 @ 11am-12:30 pm

Location:
Alder Bay, False Creek

Cost:
$ 246.75 (GST included)

Coach:
Andrew Sugianto

Prerequisites:

  • Must have at least a General membership of the FCRCC club.
    Click here for more information or register now.
  • Have completed Adult Surfski – Level 1

Registration Here

Equipment:

  • Paddlers are required to provide their own PFD.
  • A club boats will be available for participants to use.

Adult Surfski – Level 3

Progressing from the Level 2 program, this course will focus on how to prepare for a surf ski race in the open water. A paddler must be comfortable with paddling in rough water to join this course as we will be paddling outside False Creek.

This advanced course will cover:

  • How to ride on swells and waves confidently,
  • Reading water, wind, tide,
  • Advanced paddling technique,
  • Beach launch & landing,

Class capacity:
6

Dates & Times

Sundays – Oct 24 to Nov 21 @ 1 pm-2:30 pm

Location:
English Bay (The session will start from the club)

Cost:
$ 246.75 (GST included)

Coach:
Andrew Sugianto

Prerequisites:

  • Must have at least a General membership of the FCRCC club.
    Click here for more information or register now.
  • Have completed Adult Surfski – Level 2 or comfortable with paddling in open water.

Registration Here

Equipment:

  • Paddlers are required to provide their own PFD.
  • A club boats will be available for participants to use or they may bring their own boat.

Adult Sprint Paddling (year round)

Adult Introduction to Flatwater – Level 1 (Beginner program)

For those who have never tried sprint paddling before, OR, have tried sprint paddling just a few times before.

This 10-week program introduces paddlers (20+ years and older) to the fundamentals of sprint canoe and kayak paddling.  Paddlers will have the opportunity to learn the basics of balance, stroke technique, and boat control in a friendly learning environment, with the goal of being able to balance and paddle with confidence without falling in upon course completion.  Level 1 allows paddlers to develop the required balance and boat maneuvering skills in order to work on the next phase of stroke refinement as will be introduced in the Level 2 course (below).

Goals for the course include:

  • Equipment care and handling
  • Acquiring fundamental balance
  • Learning proper paddling positioning
  • Learning basic boat control
  • Learning stroke foundations
  • Paddling outside of Alder Bay in a sprint boat
  • Improved paddling fitness
  • Complete your first mini-regatta!

Prerequisites:

  • Must be a full member of the FCRCC club.  Please see Individual Membership for details on getting your membership. 
  • Previous paddling experience is not required

Coach: The program will be coached by David Helliwell, as well as other experienced Sprint paddlers at the club.

Dates and Practice Times:

12-week program – Oct 2 – Dec 18, 2021 – Saturdays @ 10-11am

Cost: $204.75 (GST included)

Program capacity: 5 paddlers

To register click here:

https://campscui.active.com/orgs/FalseCreekRacingCanoeClub?season=2867807&session=53164236

Things to Bring to Practice:

  • Paddling shoes/sandals for walking around in from boat shed to dock
  • Paddling clothes appropriate for the weather
  • Additional clothes for changing into afterwards
  • A towel
  • Water bottle
  • Face mask (as per COVID-19 guidelines)
  • Your own PFD

Meetup:

  • Please try and arrive 5min prior to practice time ready to go in your paddling gear so that we can start right on time.
  • Please meet on the grass area outside of the canoe/kayak shed.

Adult Introduction to Flatwater – Level 2

With the acquired balance and fundamentals from Level 1, Level 2 focuses on stroke refinement so that paddlers can start building up their boat speed and stroke efficiency on the water.

Goals for the course include:

  • Reviewing equipment care and handling
  • Refining balance
  • Refining proper paddling positioning
  • Refining boat control
  • Refining stroke technique
  • Paddling outside of Alder Bay in a sprint boat
  • Improved paddling fitness
  • Complete a regatta!

Prerequisites:

  • Must be a full member of the FCRCC club.  Please see Individual Membership for details on getting your membership.
  • Adult Flatwater – Level 1 
  • Capable of paddling ~5KM outside of Alder Bay in a sprint boat without falling in

Coach: The program will be coached by David Helliwell as well as other experienced Sprint paddlers at the club.

Dates and Practice Times:

12-week program – Oct 2 – Dec 18, 2021 – Saturdays @ 10-11am

Cost: $204.75 (GST included)

Program capacity: 8 paddlers

To register click here:

https://campscui.active.com/orgs/FalseCreekRacingCanoeClub?season=2867807&session=53164236

Things to Bring to Practice:

  • Paddling shoes/sandals for walking around in from boat shed to dock
  • Paddling clothes appropriate for the weather
  • Additional clothes for changing into afterwards
  • A towel
  • Water bottle
  • Face mask (as per COVID-19 guidelines)
  • Your own PFD

Meetup:

  • Please try and arrive 5min prior to practice time ready to go in your paddling gear so that we can start right on time.
  • Please meet on the grass area outside of the canoe/kayak shed.

If you have any questions, please contact adult.flatwater@fcrcc.com

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