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:

Our first intake will be running on Sundays from May 16 – June 13.  We will have two available times for signup to allow more paddlers to participate.

Intake 1:

Sundays – May 16 – June 13

Option 1: 9am to 10:30am

Option 2: 11am to 12:30pm

Intake 2 (registration will open up beginning of June):

Sundays – June 20 – July 18

Option 1: 9am to 10:30am

Option 2: 11am to 12:30pm

Location:
Alder Bay

Cost: 
$126 (GST included)

Coach:
Andrew Sugianto

Suitable for:
Paddlers ages 18+ with previous paddling experience

Prerequisites:

  • Must be a full member of the FCRCC club
  • Previous paddling experience is 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.

To register: May 16 to June 13 Level 1

Option 1: 9am to 10:30am – https://campscui.active.com/orgs/FalseCreekRacingCanoeClub?season=2867807&session=51357133

Option 2: 11am to 12:30pm – https://campscui.active.com/orgs/FalseCreekRacingCanoeClub?season=2867807&session=51368243

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 – May 16 – June 13 @ 1pm-2:30pm

Location:
Alder Bay

Cost: 
$126 (GST included)

Coach:
Andrew Sugianto

Prerequisites:

  • Must be a full member of the FCRCC club
  • Have completed Adult Surfski – Level 1

To register:
https://campscui.active.com/orgs/FalseCreekRacingCanoeClub?season=2867807&session=51363635

Equipment:
Paddlers are required to provide their own PFD.


Adult Sprint Paddling (year round)

Adult Introduction to Flatwater – Level 1

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 Diane Tam (comp dev NCCP level 3 certified, and head coach of the youth sprint program) as well as other experienced Sprint paddlers at the club.

Dates and Practice Times:

NEW PADDLERS – for those who have never tried sprint paddling before, OR, have tried sprint paddling a few times before but it’s been over a year since you’ve paddled it:

TUESDAYS – April 27 to June 29 @ 6:45 – 8PM

BEGINNER PADDLERS – for those who tried sprint paddling last year and still working on their balance and skills in order to leave Alder Bay on their own:

THURSDAYS – April 29 to July 3 @ 6:15 – 7:30PM

Cost: $241.50 (GST included)

Program capacity: 6 paddlers

To register click here:

NEW PADDLERS (Tuesdays) – https://campscui.active.com/orgs/FalseCreekRacingCanoeClub?season=2867807&session=51364134

BEGINNER PADDLERS (Thursdays) – https://campscui.active.com/orgs/FalseCreekRacingCanoeClub?season=2867807&session=51375737

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 over 5KM outside of Alder Bay in a sprint boat without falling in

Coach: The program will be coached by Diane Tam (comp dev NCCP level 3 certified, and head coach of the youth sprint program) as well as other experienced Sprint paddlers at the club.

Dates and Practice Times:

10-week program – week of April 25th to week of June 27th, 2x / week.

Thursdays @ 6:15-7:30PM – this session will be technique focused in Alder Bay (combined with Level 1 group above)

Saturdays @ 10:15-11:30AM will focus on technical sessions outside of Alder Bay in the form of workout pieces.

Cost: $362.25 (GST included)

Program capacity: 6 paddlers

To register click here:

https://campscui.active.com/orgs/FalseCreekRacingCanoeClub?season=2867807&session=51364234

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

Schedule