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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/remount.

The five sessions will cover:

  • How to recover from capsize
  • Basic paddling strokes, navigational
  • How to choose a wing blade paddle, proper grip
  • How to enter and exit from dock,
  • How to care for club equipment
  • Paddlers are to provide their own PFD, paddles will be provided by FCRCC

Class capacity:
6

Class time:
Sundays, 9:00 to 10:30am

Number of classes
5 sessions

Intake dates:

Register to one of the following dates:

  1. March 13 to April 10, 2022 – Register
  2. April 17 to May 15, 2022 – Register
  3. May 22 to June 19, 2022 – Register

Location:
Alder Bay

Cost: 
$183.75 (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 join now to become a member today.
  • 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 links

Register here for March intake

Register here for April intake

Register here for May intake

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:
8 with maximum of 6 club boats being reserved

Class time:
Sundays, 11:00am to 12:30am

Number of classes
10 sessions

Intake dates:

Register to one of the following dates:

  1. March 13 to May 15, 2022 – Register
  2. May 22 to July 24, 2022 – Register

Location:
False Creek

Cost:
$ 315.00 (GST included)

Coach:
Andrew Sugianto

Prerequisites:

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

Registration links

Register here for March intake

Register here for May intake

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 and able to remount in rough water to join this course as we will be paddling outside False Creek to English Bay area.

This advanced course will cover:

  • How to ride on swells and waves confidently
  • Reading water, wind, tide
  • Downwind (pending on logistics such as number of cars with roof racks)
  • Advanced paddling technique
  • Beach launch & landing

Class capacity:
8 – with maximum of 6 club boats being reserved

Class time:
Sundays, 1:00 to 2:30am

Number of classes
10 sessions

Intake dates:

Register to one of the following dates:

  1. March 13 to May 15, 2022 – Register
  2. May 22 to July 24, 2022 – Register

Location:
English Bay

Cost:
$ 315.00 (GST included)

Coach:
Andrew Sugianto

Prerequisites:

  • Must have at least a General membership of the FCRCC club.
    Click here for more information or join now to become a member today.
  • Have completed Adult Surfski – Level 2 or comfortable with paddling in open water.
  • Car with a roof racks (optional)

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.

Registration links

Register here for March intake

Register here for May intake


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 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

Prerequisites:

  • [Optional] Be a full member of the FCRCC club to gain access to membership benefits.  Please see Individual Membership for details on getting your membership.
  • Non-members: please pay the non-club member fee.
  • Previous paddling experience is not required

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

Dates and Practice Times:

12-week program – April 10 – June 26, 2022 – Sundays @ 10:15-11:30am

Cost:

  • Club Member – $217.35 (gst included), Non-Club Member – $269.85 (gst included)
  • CKBC membership insurance included, but regatta fees not included

Program capacity: 6 paddlers

To register click here:

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
  • Your own PFD (or you can borrow one to use from the club)

Meetup:

  • Please try and arrive 10 min 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 (Advanced fundamentals)

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
  • Participate in a regatta

Prerequisites:

  • Must be a full member of the FCRCC club (minimum, Small Boats Membership).  Please see Individual Membership for details on getting your membership.
  • Adult Flatwater – Level 1, coach discretion to move up levels
  • Capable of paddling ~5KM outside of Alder Bay in a sprint boat without falling in

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

Dates and Practice Times:

12-week program – April 10 – June 26, 2022

Sundays @ 9am-10:15am

Tuesdays @ 6:15-7:30pm

Cost: (Club members only) $347.76 (GST included). CKBC membership insurance included, but regatta fees not included.

Program capacity: 8 paddlers

To register click here:  https://campscui.active.com/orgs/FalseCreekRacingCanoeClub?season=2867807&session=55179131

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
  • Your own PFD (or you can borrow one from the club)

Meetup:

  • Please try and arrive 10 min 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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