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Moving Water Clinic

Saturday, July 1, 2017
Boardman River
John Heiam
231 938-9655
Registration is closed - Event is full
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Our intrepid Webmaster (John Heiam) and his Outings Chair wife (Lois Goldstein) have offered their services to teach TAPC members some basic maneuvering skills on the Boardman River.   We are willing to do this for any member who asks for a lesson.
This is a CLINIC designed for beginning paddlers who want to learn more about handling a kayak on moving water.  Topics include how to get into the boat, proper paddling technique, upstream ferries, back ferries, eddy turns, peel-outs, and handling obstacles that might obstruct your path down the river. 
In order to register for this event, you should have some experience paddling on flat water and easy rivers.  Specifically, make sure you have spent at least 20 hours in your kayak, so you are familiar with how your paddle blade moves your boat to make it go where you want it to go.
The meeting time will be sent with your email confirmation.  We will spend two to three hours covering the stretch from Shumsky to Beitner, which normally can be covered in an hour.