WHITEWATER KAYAK CLINIC June 1-2, 2019

Friday, May 31, 2019 - 4:00 pm through Sunday, Jun 2, 2019 - 4:00 pm

Open for sign up
Leader: Michael Hammer
Required ratings:
Canoe Lake Rating, Kayak Lake Rating, QW, R1, R1-C1 (Covered Canoe- Solo), R1-OC1 (Open Canoe- Solo), R1-OC2 (Open Canoe-Tandem ), R2, R2 - C1 (Covered Canoe- Solo), R2-OC1 (Open Canoe- Solo), R2-OC2 (Open Canoe- Tandem), R2p-OC2 (Open Canoe- Tandem), R3, R3-C1 (Covered Canoe- Solo), R3-OC1 (Open Canoe- Solo), R3-OC2 (Open Canoe- Tandem), R3p, R3p - C1 (Covered Canoe- Solo), R3p-OC1 (Open Canoe-Solo), R3p-OC2 (Open Canoe- Tandem), R4, R4 - C1 (Covered Canoe- Solo), R4-OC1 (Open Canoe- Solo), R4-OC2 (Open Canoe- Tandem), R4p, R4p - C1 (Covered Canoe- Solo), R4p-OC1 (Open Canoe- Solo), R4p-OC2 (Open Canoe- Tandem), SK0, SK1, SK2, SK2P, SK3, SKL1, SKL2, SKL3

Event Information

Description

WHITEWATER KAYAK CLINIC June 1-2, 2019

***This trip will require a member or two to step up who can haul boats, gear, and passengers  I won't be attending myself. I would like to help coordinate a group of Hoofers attend if possible. Sign up and answer the two questions to be put on the wait list. Once a member or two step up to transport boats/people, I will move individuals to the participant list..***

Each year the Sierra Club River Touring Section hosts a whitewater canoeing clinic on the Wolf River in northeastern Wisconsin. You don't need to be a Sierra Club member to attend.

The registration fee for the clinic is $40/person, which is a bargain for a two-day class. 

Here is more information from the Sierra Club's website:

WHITEWATER KAYAK CLINIC 

June 1-2: Wolf R. Class II; Car Camp Clinic Fee: $40 per person plus camping fees. Basic whitewater paddling skills taught to paddlers who have already mastered basic kayaking skills on moving water. Emphasis on river reading, safety skills & equipment, perfecting paddling strokes, and practice eddying, ferrying and surfing. Kayaks should be rated for Class II whitewater and have pillars reinforcing the deck. Students require a suitable helmet, PFD, neoprene spray-skirt, paddle, air bags, water bottle, dry bag for clothes-lunch-incidentals, and appropriate paddling clothes for immersion. Group campsite B at Bear Paw Outdoor Adventure Resort is reserved for Fri. and Sat. nights, or you can make your own lodging arrangements. Bear Paw rents some kayaks and paddling gear. Bring a dish to pass for the Saturday-night potluck. Leaders: Jack Burton, Mari Gasiorowicz, Dave Hiller and Bruce Nelson.

 

Registration Contact: Mari Gasiorowicz: 608-

512-7394, mgasiorowicz@gmail.com. Sign up early; this clinic fills up.

 

June 1-2:  Wolf R.  Class II;  Car Camp 

Clinic Fee:  $40 per person *plus* camping fees and transportation costs.

Basic whitewater paddling skills taught to paddlers who have already mastered basic moving water paddling skills. Emphasis on river reading, safety skills & equipment, review of paddling strokes, and practice eddying, ferrying and surfing. Participants must provide a suitable helmet, paddle, PFD, and properly equipped boat, including flotation, suitable for whitewater. Group campsite B at Bear Paw Outdoor Adventure Resort (near White Lake/ Langlade) is reserved for Friday and Saturday nights, or you can make your own lodging arrangements. Bring a dish to pass for the Saturday night potluck.

In order to use Hoofer equipment, you will need to have at least an R-1 moving water rating in a whitewater kayak. If you need to use Hoofer equipment and/or you simply want a ride up there, please sign up on this page. **This trip will require a member or two to step up who can haul boats, gear, and passengers  I won't be attending myself. I would like to help coordinate a group of Hoofers attend if possible.**

Estimated cost is $40 for registration *plus* about $40 for transportation, camping, Saturday and Sunday breakfast and lunch.

Note, signing up on this website does not register you for the clinic itself. For that, you'll have to contact Mari as mentioned above.

Event Type
Lesson / Training

Waiting List

There are 2 people on the waiting list for this event, with 3 spots remaining.