Post by Chuck Brabec on Mar 16, 2019 22:55:20 GMT -5
2019 WVWA Whitewater Kayak Clinic
This clinic is open to beginners who are interested in learning to kayak on whitewater as well as more experienced paddlers who want to improve their skills. You do not have to be a WVWA member to take the clinic.
Clinic Dates: May 25-26, 2019 Registration Deadline: May 20 Coordinator: Tony Daniel Instructors: Tony Daniel, Tom Connelly, Wes Barthwick, David Bell, Bill Chambers Location: Camping at Summit Lake Campground, paddling the Top Gauley & Cherry Rivers Clinic Fee: $60 per student ($30 discount for WVWA and Team River Runner members) Class Size: Maximum of 20 WVWA members (minimum of 4) Class Status: 18 spots filled (2 left)
Students registered: Tim Broughton, Ed Burris, Shawn Schartiger, Maria Wheeler, Hannah Smith, Cliff Beck,Alissa Wilhelm, Linda Wagner, Matt Eurell, Brianna Wiser, Jeannie Kuntz, Grace Gordon, Tim Zima, Greg Kuntz, Brian Sullivan, Tony O'Brien, Sean Rasnake (payment pending), Adam Schultz
The students will be divided into groups based on their current experience and skills.
Those with little or no experience will work on learning basic paddling strokes, eddy turns, peel-outs, and ferries. They will also learn about safety and basic river reading skills.
Students with more experience will work on improving their paddling skills – paddle strokes, eddy turns, peel-outs, ferries, bow & side surfing, & much more. We will also concentrate on river reading & using water features to your advantage.
Camping at Summit Lake is first come, first serve basis(no reservations). Since this is a holiday weekend, it is important that participants arrive early to get a site. (Click here for more information about the campground, including directions.)
This message thread will be updated as more information becomes available.
Post by Tony Daniel on Mar 18, 2019 12:54:46 GMT -5
hey Kevin, several members have dagger mambas. If you like we can bring one for you to try out. Right now the mamba seems to be the most popular river runner. The liquid logic remix also has sold well.
Post by Shawn Schartiger on Mar 18, 2019 13:07:44 GMT -5
Since Tony brought up Mamba's, if anyone happens to have a small Mamba Maria could borrow for the clinic, that would be appreciated (or similiar stable river runner/creeker). She is 5'2", 115lbs and considering white water (she has rec boat experience on moving water). She has a longer torso and shorter legs. It would be nice to get her in something that actually fits and is forgiving and stable so she could get a true experience on white water.
Thanks, Tony! I appreciate the offer. I'll definitely be looking to firm things up as the Clinic get closer. I just want her to have to opportunity to enjoy the sport and give it a fair try, and that means having a boat that fits so she can feel what it should feel like to peel out, ferry, eddy out, etc...