Flatwater Training

Flatwater Canoe Training Tandem: Introduction + Intermediate: June 2020  (Postponed indefinitely per COVID-19)

tandem sculling draws smallPre-requisites:
RACCC members  (see discount info below for NEW RACCC members|
16 years of age or older. (NOTE: Minors must have a parent on site during the course)
All Participants should be comfortable swimming while wearing a PFD

Description :
These national certification courses are for canoeists who have had little or no canoeing experience or training, or who have canoed a lot and would like to improve old skills and learn new ones: 
The Introduction and Intermediate Paddle Canada skill levels are run simultaneously. Participants will be assigned to the course level per their abilities. 

Learn how to:
attach a canoe on your car, steer the canoe, paddle with a partner effectively, load, launch and land their canoe,
paddle forwards, backwards, sideways, turn and stop; portage, canoe rescue skills, paddling in groups, preparing for daytrips, throw rope skills and more.
Introductory level: paddling in sheltered calm waters and basic land and water rescue techniques.
Intermediate level:  paddling skills and canoeing manoeuvres with greater refinement and demonstrate confidence in open water environments with some wind and waves as well as developing greater awareness and skills to avoid or react to environmental hazards. 
  (For more info re: courses content  - see attached OVERVIEW of Paddle Canada Introduction AND Intermediate Tandem Skills)

Dates and Times:
Pool Session:  Canoe rescues and safety:  Date/Location: TBD  (participation is a certification requirement)
Paddling Session: JUNE 20 and 21 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
                 Location:  Blacks Rapids, on the Rideau River calm water within 20 minute drive of the RACCC Boat House

- The RACCC has canoes, paddles and Personal Floatation Devices (PFDs)
- Private boats may be used pending pre-approved by course instructor.
- Participants are encouraged to bring their own paddle and PFD
   NOTE: We strongly suggest that participants NOT purchase a new PFD or Paddle prior to the course:
   We include info on choosing PFD's and Paddles and essential equipment.
Please see the attachment re: What to Bring

Paddle Canada WAIVER FORMS are required to participate in the course.
 Please print, review, bring with you to the first day of the course.

REGISTRATION:  (Registration opens in April - more info to be posted.)
Course Fee: $145 (includes canoe rental)
Course code: # TBD    
Maximum # of participants: 16
NOTE: Additional Costs: Please bring additional cash to cover other costs such as parking and sharing transportation.

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 (you will need the Course Code - above)....  OR
2. In person at the RA center (East Desk) ..... OR
3. By telephone with RA Guest Services: (613) 733-5100

Re: Registration: contact the RA center at 613-733-5100
Re: Course Content: dot22b(at)gmail.com OR training(at)raccc.ca

RACCC Admin info:
Paddle Canada Course #
RACCC's Volunteer Instructors, Paddle Canada National Certification
with support from several experienced RACCC paddlers.