May 8th - Sept 16, 2023
Learn to train and compete in Sprint Canoe/Kayak
Regatta Ready is a full day program for 10 – 14 year olds who want to improve their paddling skills, learn to train, and learn to compete in sprint canoe and kayak. If you have participated in CanoeKids and/or want to experience being part of a team, Regatta Ready is for you. Athletes will get the opportunity to compete out of the Territory ( Western Canada Cup Regatta, Divisional Championships, Yukon Championships, Maple Ridge Regatta, Nationals, Canada Summer Games) in their age appropriate categories (U10, U12, U14,).
Learn more about the sport of sprint canoe and kayak.
Spring sessions ($150)
May 8 - June 17 (Spring session)
Monday – Friday after school (4:30pm - 6:00pm) & Saturdays (10:00am - 12:00pm) at the Schwatka Lake Day Use Area.
Fall sessions ($150)
Aug 21 - Sept 16 (Fall session).
Monday – Friday after school (4:30pm - 6:00pm) at the Schwatka Lake Day Use Area.
Summer sessions ($750/$1200 + $60 racing fees)
Monday - Friday from 9:00am - 3:30pm at the Schwatka Lake Day Use Area.
*Racing fees include Canoe Kayak Canada athlete fees + race singlet
Early Bird Options : (March 31 deadline)
Half season ($750 + $60 racing fees) : Free spring session or fall session + your choice of June 19 to July 15 or July 17 to August 18.
Full season ($1200 + $60 racing fees) : Free spring and fall sessions + any day all summer from June 19 to August 18.
April 1st Options :
Spring and/or Fall sessions ($150 per session)
Weekly trial fee ($250/week)
Half season ($750 + $60 racing fees)
Full season ($1200 + $60 racing fees)
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.
Participants in the Regatta Ready Program are usually invited to travel to and participate in a sprint canoe kayak regatta outside the territory. Every year, we attend:
These regattas are optional but recommended if you're interested in continuing on to the Sprint Team. Costs for the regatta and travel will be additional. Maximum fees per trip per athlete is $800. Funding and fundraising money will be available to help families lower the costs of these trips.
Participants must sign up for membership before signing up for programs.
Thanks to our sponsors
c/o Sport Yukon
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 1H1