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Adult Paddling

Adult Surfski Program

Advanced Adult Surfski

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 a maximum of 6 club boats being reserved

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

Number of classes
10 sessions

Dates and practice times

July 31 to October 23 (No session from Aug 28 to Sept 11)

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 roof racks (optional)

Equipment:

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

Registration links:

https://campscui.active.com/orgs/FalseCreekRacingCanoeClub?season=2867807&session=56120632


Adult Sprint Paddling (year round)

Adult Introduction to Flatwater and Surfski – 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).

Another group in this program is to learn how to paddle in a surfski.  This program will introduce paddlers to surfski fundamentals and paddling, including equipment care and boat recovery/remount.

Goals for the course include:

Flatwater boats

  • 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

Surfski

  • How to recover from capsize
  • Basic paddling strokes, navigational
  • How to choose a wing blade paddle, proper grip
  • How to enter and exit from the dock,
  • How to care for club equipment
  • 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

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: Andrew Sugianto.

Dates and Practice Times:

10-week program – July 10 – September 10, 2022 (includes Pacific Cup regatta)

Sundays @ 11:30am to 12:45pm

Cost:

  • Club Member – $280 (gst included), Non-Club Member – $320.00 (gst included) – cost includes Pacific Cup regatta
  • CKBC membership insurance included

Program capacity: 8 paddlers

To register click here:

Things to Bring to Practice:

  • Paddling shoes/sandals for walking around from boat shed to the 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: Andrew Sugianto.

Dates and Practice Times:

10-week program – July 10 – September 10, 2022 (includes Pacific Cup regatta)

Sundays @ 10:00am to 11:15am

Cost: (Club members only) $280 (GST included). CKBC membership insurance is included.  Pacific Cup regatta included.

Program capacity: 8 paddlers

To register click here:https://campscui.active.com/orgs/FalseCreekRacingCanoeClub?season=2867807&session=56114242

Things to Bring to Practice:

  • Paddling shoes/sandals for walking around from the boat shed to the 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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