June 17 - Sept 5, 2019 from 9am - 4pm
Learn to compete in sprint canoe kayak and spend the summer outdoors
Regatta Ready is for 10 – 16 year olds who want to learn more paddling skills and learn to compete in sprint canoe and kayak. If you have participated in CanoeKids or have previous paddling experience, Regatta Ready is for you.
Sessions run Monday – Friday from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm at the Schwatka Lake Day Use Area
Session 1: June 17 - July 12 with competition: BC Cup, Kamloops July 13 & 14
Session 2: July 22 - August 16 with competition: Pacific Cup Regatta, Maple Ridge Sept. 7 & 8
Full Summer: Jun2 17 - August 16 with competition: BC Cup, Kamloops July 13 & 14 and Pacific Cup Regatta, Maple Ridge Sept. 7 & 8. There is a one week break from July 15 - 19, 2019 to allow kids to recover from competition
* All sessions are invited to attend the Yukon Championship Regatta, Whitehorse July 27, 2019
Each session ends with participation in a regatta for the athletes to put their skills to practice. Cost for regattas will be shared by Flatwater North and families, with the possibility of fundraising.
For all sessions attendance is flexible. Have a camping trip planned? No problem. Take few days off and you can pick up where you left off.
Throughout the training camp the athletes will progress through and beyond the basic skills of sprint paddling and learn competitive paddling skills and the rules for sprint canoe kayak. Paddlers will learn about water safety rules for sprint boats, how to balance, paddle, and train in sprint kayaks and canoes. Participants will be led through training both on and off the water. During each session they will do a warm up, practice/work out and cool down.
This program will set paddlers up with all the necessary skills to paddle sprint canoes and kayaks competitively in both singles and crew boats. The goal is to teach excellent training habits and a love for being outdoors and on the water.
To reinforce safe paddling skills, all participants are required to wear life-jackets or PFDs any time they are on the water or the dock.
Cost: All summer $1000
4 weeks $600
2 weeks $400
Participants must sign up for membership before signing up for programs.