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ORKCA Basic Canoeing Level 1

  • Wild Rock Outfitters 169 Charlotte Street Peterborough, ON, K9J 2T7 Canada (map)

ORKCA Basic Canoeing Level 1

Location: TBD

Time: 9 hours

Date: Saturday, August 11th, 2018

Cost: $175 per person

Cap size: 12

How a-boat that! Wild Rock and The Land are looking to run a Level 1 and Level 2 flatwater canoe course! Perfect for anyone who is looking to learn how to paddle or wants to maximize their paddling experience.

This one day intensive course will cover the following:


·         Swimming and treading water

·         Retrieving a swamped canoe

·         Canoe over canoe rescue

·         Re-entering a canoe



·         Selection of equipment

·         Equipment knowledge

·         Equipment care

·         Government regulations

·         Safe canoeing procedures

·         Outdoor precautions

·         Environmental awareness

·         Windy weather precautions

·         Canoeing history

·         Day trip packing

Skills (tandem)

·         Launching and removing a canoe

·         Entering and exiting a canoe

·         Paddling positions and trimming

·         Balancing

·         Changing positions

·         Landing Pivots

·         Sideward displacement

·         Forward straight line

·         Inside and outside turns

·         Inside and outside circles

·         Stopping

·         Inside and outside landings

·         Reverse straight line

·         Lifts and carries

·         Transporting a canoe on vehicle

·         Canoe tour



Earlier Event: August 16
Stand Up Paddling Clinic
Later Event: September 8
Cyclocross Clinics