Flatwater Training


lessons with becky 003

Develop techniques to paddle with more control, ease and finesse, and look forward to Mondays!

NOT for 'beginner canoeists'

RACCC members, 16 yrs of age minimum (NOTE: Minors must have parents on site)
Paddlers must have effective Stern steering strokes (j-stroke, draws, pries) and have minimum of 20 hrs as stern paddler (tandem).
All participants must be comfortable swimming in deep water with a PFD (‘life jacket’)

Three evening sessions for paddlers who want to develop their solo paddling skills  through coaching and practice on calm waters, in a low key, encouraging setting, tailored to individual skill levels.

We paddle rain or shine. (but not in Thunderstorms)
Click here for more information re: what to bring

Two (2) Coaching Evenings: Mondays June 1 and 8,  6:00 – 9:00 PM
     6:00 PM  Everyone meets at the RACC Boat House to organize carpooling, canoes and equipment. (Everyone helps).
                     Participants Carpool to travel to/from our putin. Location:  Patterson Creek (Parking on Linden Terrace)
     6:30 - 8:30 PM Patterson Creek. 
     8:30 - 9:00 We carpool/ return equipment to the Boat House
One (1) Destination Paddle Evening: Monday June 15   Location:   in Ottawa: TBD
Make-up/ Rain dates (course participants only): June 22, 29 (in case any of the evenings are cancelled due to weather)    .

- The RACCC has canoes, paddles and Personal Floatation Devices (PFDs)
- Private boats may be used: to be pre-approved by course instructor.
- Participants bring their own personal gear and be prepared for all types of weather.
- NOTE: We include info on choosing PFD's and Paddles and essential equipment.
Click here for more info re: What to wear and bring:

Course Fee: $55     (Registration opens in April)  Includes canoe rental.
Course code:   (TO BE POSTED SOON)

NOTE: Additional Costs:
Please bring additional cash to cover other costs such as parking and sharing transportation.

Maximum # of participants: 8

To register for this training course:
All participants must be members of the RACCC (click here for info)
There are 3 ways to register: ( click here for information re: how to register)
1. Online OR
2. In person at the RA center (East Desk) OR
3. By telephone with RA Guest Services: (613) 733-5100

For more information:
Re: Registration : contact the RA center at 613.733.5100
Re: Course content: dot22b(at)gmail.com

For RACCC Training Admin (only):
Paddle Canada Course #
Instructors: Instructors: a team of RACCC's volunteer Instructors with Paddle Canada National Certification
Thanks in advance, to several experienced RACCC paddlers who volunteer as helper-coaches for these sessions.