Kauai Steering Clinic
Monday, September 02 – Friday, September 06 2019
*Paddlers must supply their own PFDs and should bring the steering blade they use
Welcome to our first steering clinic offering on Kauai. We had a great response when we solicited interest so here it is. Kauai is an ideal location to for all levels to learn steering or greatly improve your steering. There is protected waters for beginners, nice bumps to learn to catch surf if your intermediate, and the open water waves to learn to not only to catch a wave but to link waves to greatly improve average boat speed for high performance racing. Here are some of the topics we’ll be covering:
- Master all the steering strokes
- Know which steering stroke to apply for varying conditions and wave formations
- Control sway (degree canoe wanders) with minimal drag
- Issue correct commands to the crew to make the canoe run and surf to its maximum potential
- Learn how to also steer into waves (equally very important)
- Know how and when to utilize 5 seat to assist you
- Steer the best strategic course possible to win the race
We’ll be doing both; discussions so that you understand the principles, followed by practical so you get to apply the theory.
5x Day Clinic – $825
*NOTE: We reserve the right to modify clinics if we don’t have a minimum of 6 paddlers attending for a five day clinic, and 4 paddlers for a weekend session. In the very unlikely event we have to cancel, we will refund the cost of the clinic. If you need to cancel, we will refund the full amount minus the PayPal admin fee (approx. $60USD) up to 2 weeks prior to the scheduled start date of a clinic, unless it affects the minimum participation requirement in which case the refund will be 50% minus the PayPal admin fee. If you cancel within two weeks of a clinic start date then the refund will be a 70% minus the PayPal admin fee since most of the fixed costs for the clinic will have been paid for and cannot be reimbursed. During the clinic, paddlers are responsible for any damages to the boats they are using. If there are damages, then the instructor will determine if the boat needs to be completely replaced or it can be fixed.