On this page you will find information on a number of courses offered as well as a few tours, done mainly on a private basis. At the bottom of the page you will find information onfees, cancelation policy etc. Hope to see you soon.
For 2011, we will be offering a variety of Sea Kayaking and Canoeing Courses.
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Sea Kayak and Canoe Courses:
To reserve a spot in any canoe or kayak courses, payment must be made in advance to reserve a spot. Maximum 6 boats per clinic.
Sea Kayak Basic Strokes:
Saturday June 11, 2011
Costs are $60.00 per person, maximum of 6 people/ minimum of 4 people per class.
See course description further down on this page.
Course will taught by Joe O'Blenis
Advanced Forward Stroke Clinic:
Contact for times.
Sea Kayak Rolling:
Contact for times.
Clinic available by appointment. Week days, week nights or weekends.
Sea Kayaking Basic Strokes: (About 2 hours)
In this course, as the name implies, we will be working on teaching and improving the basic paddling skills by working on:
The Forward Stroke, The Reverse Stroke, Sweeping (Turning) Strokes, Stopping Strokes, Edging, Leaned Turns, basic Sculling and Bracing Strokes, Draw Strokes etc.
Towards the end of the course, we will embark on a short paddle where we will review the skills and discuss any specific questions or needs.
Sea Kayaking Rescues & Safety: (1.5 to 2 hours)
For this course, various methods of self rescue and assisted rescues will be discussed and practiced and there will be a talk on safety gear and procedures.
Prepare to get wet during this course. Proper clothing is essential!
` Some of the topics and skills to be covered are:
Discussion on pre-trip weather decisions, knowing your limits, preventative measures, mandatory and recommended safety equipment, using a float plan etc.
Solo versus Group paddling, Wet Exits, Paddle float Re entry (With Stirrups if needed).
Assisted Rescue/ T-Rescue
The Forward Stroke. Power and Efficiency! (Hour and a half to 2 Hours)
The Forward Stroke. Sounds simple enough but in reality, it is the stroke you use at least 95% of the time and yet it is rarely ever taught properly!
Improve your forward stroke and learn the techniques I used when setting a Speed Record for Circumnavigating British Columbia's Vancouver Island, completing the expedition last summer with a time of 16 days, 12 hours and 14 minutes.
In this 2-hour plus course, we will take the basic forward stroke and change it into a more effective and efficient stroke, making you both faster and more efficient in the process. We will talk about Low Angle versus High Angle strokes, different types of paddles such as Greenland Paddles, Euro-style paddles (those that you are likely most familiar with and are most readily available in paddling shops) and the Wing Paddle, a highly evolved racing and performance touring paddle.
This course is for everybody! Beginners to expert, those paddling for fitness or training to race or prepping for an expedition. Everyone will benefit from this course. Proper reach, torso rotation, the "Catch", the power phase, the exit…all will be covered during this in depth course. The forward stroke is the most used and the least taught stroke in kayaking. Learn to improve your stroke now!
Sea Kayak Rolling: (Approx. 2-hour sessions)
The Rolling Course will be down in small groups only or in private one to one clinics.
More information on the individual courses will be added shortly.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information or to schedule a course.
Sea Kayak Courses:
$55.00, min. 4 per clinic, max. 6 per clinic
Rescues & Safety:
$55.00 per person, min. 4 per clinic, max. 6 per clinic.
$65.00 per person, 1 on 1 private in backyard pool.
$50.00 per person, min. 4 per clinic, max. 6 per clinic. performed on Lake Superior.
Advanced Forward Stroke/ Kayak:
$40.00 per person, min. 2 per clinic, max. 6 per clinic
All courses or events must be paid in advance and are non-refundable.
Email me HERE for more information or to book your course or event.